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Quinoa Burgers with Pesto Sauce.

Recipe Description

Tasty burgers, easy to make and great for a light summer meal or picnic. The quinoa gives them a nice crunch to complement the melted cheese texture and flavour. Makes about 16.

 

Shopping List

  •  1 cup quinoa
  •  2 cups water
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, finely diced
  • 1 small red capsicum, finely diced
  • 1 cup chopped parsley
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • pepper
  • 1 cup grated mozarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • sprinkle chilli powder or cayenne pepper to taste (optional)
  • extra virgin olive oil, for frying
  • Sauce

  • 1 tblsp pesto
  • 1/2 cup yoghurt

 

Method

      1. Put 1 cup quinoa and 2 cups water into a saucepan, bring to boil and simmer for 15 minutes with the lid on or until all water is absorbed.
      2. Mix quinoa with all other burger ingredients.
      3. Shape together firmly into patties.
      4. Lightly heat oil in the frying pan and fry burgers on both sides until golden.
      5. Mix pesto and yoghurt together and serve with the burgers along with a side salad (cherry tomatoes, cucumber and avocado with lemon juice, olive oil and sea salt is perfect!)

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Recipe Details

  • Date January 29, 2014
  • Tags Lunch, Mains

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