In an effort to eat better in 2013 I have recently discovered Quinoa. I first thought it was a super-grain but then came to realize it is actually a seed. A super seed packed with lots of wonderful nutrients. There are lots of different ways you can cook and consume quinoa. Today I decided to try out a burger recipe I found on the Canadian Living website.
- Vegetable Broth
- Olive Oil
- Grated Parmesan Cheese
- All-Purpose Flour
- Baking Powder
- Grated Lemon Rind
- Sesame Seeds (optional)
- Plain Yogurt
- Green Onions
- Lemon Juice
- For full recipe and instructions just use the link provided below this box.
- You basically cook the quinoa.
- Fry up the onion, garlic and spinach
- Wisk eggs, flour, baking soda, cheese and lemon rind
- Fold in quinoa
- Add onion/garlic mix
- Form into burgers
- Refridgerate 1 hour
- Fry burgers in olive oil
- Make the dip by combining yogurt, lemon juice and green onions
- Dollop on top of cooked burgers and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
You can view the complete, original recipe from the Canadian Living website HERE
As you can see in the above picture we decided to also fry up some mushrooms with chopped garlic and sesame seeds. I know it is supposed to be Meatless Monday but today it was Meatless Wednesday. My husband decided not to have any of the sauce and put his quinoa burger on a bun and added sauted mushrooms and hot peppers. My daughter decided to also go with a bun and put the yogurt sauce on as you would a condiment. I, on the other hand ate mine just as you see it plain (no bun) with Lemon Yogurt sauce and a side of sauted mushrooms and ceasar salad.
The verdict/s …
Me->very good, would probably up the flavour next time by adding some diced red peppers
Daughter->doesn’t taste link burgers, but nice for a change
Hubby -> not bad, but would still prefer chocolate cake
Enjoy ~ Cheetah