Chick Pea & Quinoa Burgers

Veggie burgers can be dry and tasteless, but these ones are bursting with flavour. They’re super quick to make up, particularly if you use leftover quinoa. I love them paired with chunky guacamole or salsa and a crunchy green salad.

Quinoa Burgers

Ingredients (makes 6 burgers)

1 cup (approx. 200g) cooked chickpeas (if tinned, rinse and drain)

1 cup cooked and cooled quinoa

¼ cup rolled oats

1 egg

1 small red onion, finely chopped

Half a red pepper, finely chopped

2 garlic cloves, finely chopped or minced

3 tablespoons fresh lime or lemon juice (I prefer lime)

1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander

1 teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon chilli powder or paprika

1–2 tablespoons flour of your choice, for dusting

1 tablespoon oil of your choice for frying


Place all the ingredients except the flour and oil into a food processor and pulse until well combined and fairly smooth.

Sprinkle some flour onto a chopping board as well as your hands. Scoop up some of the burger mixture shape into the size of a golf ball, then press gently to make a burger shape. Continue until you have made six equal-sized burgers. Cover and refrigerate until needed.

(Recipe take from Goodbye Sugar Book)

When ready, heat a large pan over a medium heat and drizzle in the oil. Cook the burgers for about 4 minutes on each side, until light golden brown.

Serve with a green salad for a tasty and filling lunch or dinner. These also work well paired with guacamole or salsa.