It’s very rare that I make dinner and then exclaim, “this recipe has changed my life!” But, holy moly, let me introduce you to a little thing called quinoa burgers. Do not be afraid. Embrace this.
The hubs and I love quinoa. After all, it is a super grain… But the way we eat quinoa is in salads and I have NEVER thought about making a quinoa burger… Because I spend much of my free time stalking food blogs across the blogosphere, I have hundreds, well, thousands of recipes bookmarked to make one day. I’ve had this recipe bookmarked for well over a year. Thankfully, I was perusing FoodGawker this week and I stumbled upon the recipe again and thought, yeah, I can make this.
And, just like that, my world changed.
We didn’t actually make our dinner into burgers, just ate the patties as is, which is really all you need to do. Add the ingredients to your grocery list and plan to make this tomorrow, or Sunday, but certainly don’t wait any longer.
Go! The quinoa is calling.
Side note—this dinner also made an otherwise unbearable Georgetown vs. Florida Gulf Coast basketball game bearable. March Madness bracket = busted.
- 2 rounded cups cooked quinoa
- 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese
- 1 cup shredded zucchini, squeezed dry (use a clean dish towel to squeeze the zucchini)
- 3 eggs
- 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
- 2 green onions, including white parts
- 1/2 teaspoon Splenda or sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
- Olive oil for frying
Combine quinoa, cheddar cheese, cottage cheese, zucchini, eggs, flour, green onions, sugar, black pepper, cumin, salt, and garlic powder in a bowl. Heat several teaspoons of olive oil in a large, non-stick skillet over medium-low heat. Using a 1/4 cup measuring cup, drop mixture into skillet. Using a spatula, flatten mixture into patties about 1/2 inch thick. Fry for about 4-5 minutes on each side until golden brown.
Makes approximately 10 patties.
Serve with tzatziki sauce for added deliciousness.
Source: Eating Well Living Thin