My backyard, a quinoa veggie burger, sweet potato fries and bevvies. Yum!

On Saturday night we had a little backyard BBQ action, but it was of the meatless variety. I love the challenge of a vegetarian dinner guest!

I wanted to keep things casual and I wanted something that everyone would enjoy - even the meat lovers - so I decided to give quinoa burgers a try. I scoured the web for a good recipe and I found one over at the The Vegan Project.

This recipe has lots of flavour, is filling and kept their form on the grill (no crumbling!). I also whipped them up in under 30 minutes. So, if you're having veggie company this summer, keep this recipe in your back pocket, they blow the pre-made veggie burgers out of the water and you're left looking like superstar.

[print_this]Quinoa Burgers

You'll need:

  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained
  • 1/2 cup oats (not instant)
  • 1.5 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp cajun spice
  • 1 tsp  paprika
  • 2 tbsp tamari (wheat free soy sauce)
  • 2 tbsp chickpea flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Brown rice flour for dusting
  • Olive oil

Then you:

  1. In a food processor mix garlic, onion and chickpeas until well mixed but not pureed, then add oat and mix some more.
  2. Remove the mixture into a large mixing bowl and mix in parsley, quinoa, spices, tamari and chickpea flour until well blended.
  3. Season to taste with salt and pepper, cover and put in fridge for 15 minutes.
  4. Form the mixture into six patties, spray with a little olive oil and dust with rice flour.
  5. Heat on grill for five minutes per side or until you see the grill marks.
  6. Serve with all the fixings. I highly recommend hot mango chutney!


Happy veggie grilling!


Debbie Ringler

Debbie Ringler said:

Sounds delicious. I think we will give these a try!

Leave a comment

Please note: comments must be approved before they are published.