Quinoa and Chickpea Burgers

These delicious vegetarian burgers are full of protein from the quinoa and chickpeas.Ingredients like cumin, red chile,...
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William Meppem

These delicious vegetarian burgers are full of protein from the quinoa and chickpeas.Ingredients like cumin, red chile, and egg round out the burgers.

This recipe is courtesy of health.com

254
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup white quinoa
  • 1 Cup low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 2 small slices whole-wheat bread
  • 1 Fourteen-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 Cup cilantro leaves
  • 1 Teaspoon cumin
  • 1 small red chile
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 4 small whole-wheat pitas, for serving
  • Salad greens, sliced avocado, sliced tomato and mayonnaise or yogurt, for serving (optional)
  • Salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Directions

In a saucepan, bring the quinoa and broth to a boil over medium-high heat. Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook until all broth has been absorbed, about 15 minutes. Let it cool slightly.

In a food processor, process the bread until fine bread crumbs form. Add the chickpeas, quinoa, egg, cilantro, cumin, chile, salt, and pepper, and process in short bursts until the mixture is finely chopped. Shape the mixture into four patties. Brush the patties with oil and cook in a nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat until golden, about four minutes per side.

Serve the patties with pitas and, if desired, greens, avocado, tomato, and mayonnaise or yogurt.

Quinoa Shopping Tip

Stock up on quinoa and have it available for the days you are tired of rice or pasta. It's a great substitute for rice, beans, cereal, bulgar, or couscous.

Quinoa Cooking Tip

The general rule is to add one part quinoa to two parts liquid in a saucepan. One cup of quinoa will take about 15 minutes.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
7g
11%
Sugar
3g
N/A
Saturated Fat
0.8g
4.1%
Cholesterol
31mg
10%
Protein
11g
22%
Carbs
38g
13%
Vitamin A
21µg
2%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
14%
Vitamin C
8mg
14%
Vitamin D
0.2µg
N/A
Vitamin E
2mg
9%
Vitamin K
7µg
9%
Calcium
69mg
7%
Fiber
7g
28%
Folate (food)
93µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
93µg
23%
Iron
3mg
15%
Magnesium
84mg
21%
Monounsaturated
3g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
1mg
4.9%
Phosphorus
225mg
32%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
311mg
9%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
9.4%
Sodium
368mg
15%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
10.8%
Zinc
2mg
11%