The recipe is super easy! Make sure you follow it specifically in order for your burgers to actually hold (Trust me!)
YOU WILL NEED
1.5 cups of cooked quinoa
1 can of cooked black beans, rinsed and drained
1 small red onion chopped in teeny tiny pieces
1/2 green zucchini chopped in teeny tiny pieces
1 garlic clove, chopped
1.5 cup of Italian bread crumbs
Canola oil for frying
Spices of your choice: I used salt, pepper and oregano.
-Cook your quinoa according to package directions. Set aside.
-In a separate pan, add 1 tbsp of oil, heat up the stove and cook your onion and zucchini together until the onion is transluscent (About 4-5 minutes). Add the garlic at the end, cook for about a minute and turn off the stove. Drain the oil and set your vegetables apart.
-In a large bowl, use a spatula to mix mix your quinoa, mayo, egg, black beans, onion-zucchini mixture, 1 cup of bread crumbs and spices. Look at the texture: If it is a bit too gooey, add some bread crumbs and if it is too dry, add a bit of mayonnaise.
-With your hands, form patties that are 1/2 inch thick.
-Add some oil to a large skillet and heat up the stove between medium and maximum.
-Before frying the patties, dip each one of them the rest of the Italian bread crumbs. Make sure that both sides are well coated! I forgot to do this step last time and my patties had a bit of trouble holding together.
-Fry each patty until they are well browned, about 2-3 minutes on each side.
-Make sure you get rid of all the oil on your cooked quinoa patties! Put them on a plate that is covered with a paper towel before serving them!
Serve alone with a side or in a hamburger bun with your favorite toppings!
Last time I served it on a flat bread burger bun and topped it with smoked salmon, avocado and a drizzle of olive oil and lime juice... YUMMY!