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Easy Vegan Quinoa Burger (No Beans)

One great way to work quinoa into your diet is by making quinoa burgers. These burgers are not only healthy and delicious, but they’re also super easy to make.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2

Ingredients

For the Patty

  • 2 cups quinoa, cooked
  • 1 teaspoon hempseeds
  • 4 bell mushrooms
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon dry sage
  • 1 teaspoon dry savory
  • 1 teaspoon dry thyme
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • Achiote
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper optional
  • 2 tablespoon grapeseed oil
  • chickpea flour optional

For the Bun

  • 1 cup quinoa flour
  • 1 cup spelt flour
  • 1 cup perrier carbonated water
  • 1 tablespoon seamoss gel 
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon dry savory
  • ½ teaspoon dry oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dry sweet basil
  • grapeseed oil optional
  • hempseeds optional
  • sesame seeds optional

Instructions

For the Patty

  • In a medium bowl, combine the quinoa, hempseeds, bell mushrooms, sea salt. Stir in the dry sage, dry savory dry thyme, onion powder, achiote, Cayenne pepper and mix well.
  • Cook all ingredients on the stove for 10 minutes. Bring down to cool
  • Once cooled, stir in the chickpeas flour and combine into a thick batter (add enough to create the consistency you want).
  • Roll the batter so the quinoa coats the outside of the balls, then press each with your palms to form patties.
  • Meanwhile, heat a cast iron pan over medium-high heat and add grapeseed oil
  • Transfer the patties onto the pan and fry for 10 minutes
  • Flip and fry each side for another 5 minutes until golden. Let cool

For the Bun

  • Preheat oven to 400F / 200C
  • Mix all ingredients in a medium bowl and knead the flour into a dough for about 1-2 minutes. Add dry chickpea flour as you do so let it sit for 1 hour
  • Cut dough into small sized balls, small enough to fit into your palms
  • Roll the balls in the palm of your hands and place onto preheated baking sheet
  • Sprinkle with oil, hempseeds and sesame seeds (optional)
  • Place sheet in the oven and bake for about 20 minutes. Flip and bake each side for another 10 minutes until slightly brown. Let cool.
  • Serve with patties and desired toppings

Notes

As a complete protein, quinoa is an excellent option for vegans, or anyone looking for a meat-free meal option that is still high in protein. Quinoa is also gluten-free, making it a great choice for people with celiac disease or gluten sensitivities.