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Vegetarian Quinoa Burgers

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Camilla Saulsbury makes a quick and easy vegetarian quinoa burger.
  Quinoa 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), well-rinsed under cold water
  Carrot 1 Medium, cut in large chunks
  Green onions 4 , thinly sliced
  Canned white beans 15 Ounce (Cannellini Or Great Northern Beans, Drained And Rinsed)
  Dried breadcrumbs 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Egg/0.25 cup silken tofu for a vegan burger 1 Large, lightly beaten
  Ground cumin 1 Tablespoon
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Hamburger buns 4 (Whole Grain Or Regular)

In a small saucepan, bring 1 cup water to a boil. Add quinoa, cover, and reduce heat to low. Cook until liquid is absorbed, about 12 minutes. Set aside to cool slightly.

In a food processor, pulse carrot until finely chopped. Add cooked quinoa, green onions, beans, breadcrumbs, egg (or tofu), cumin, salt, and pepper. Pulse until just blended (and still slightly chunky).

Form mixture into four 3/4-inch-thick). If too soft, refrigerate 15 minutes to firm.

In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium. Cook burgers until browned and cooked through, 8-10 minutes per side.

Toast the buns and spread with some of the hummus. Top with the burgers, greens and red bell peppers. Makes 4 hearty burgers.

Recipe Summary

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Rich and flavorful, this nutty, earthy flavored burgers make for quick weeknight dinner. Camilla Saulsbury shares with her a vegetarian burger recipe that is a treat for the epicureans. Try making this at home and enjoy a filling, tasty burger at home.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 416 Calories from Fat 75

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 9 g13.5%

Saturated Fat 1.2 g6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 52.9 mg17.6%

Sodium 341.4 mg14.2%

Total Carbohydrates 69 g22.9%

Dietary Fiber 8.6 g34.5%

Sugars 4.7 g

Protein 17 g34.5%

Vitamin A 61.8% Vitamin C 10.6%

Calcium 21.4% Iron 38%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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