Quinoa veggie burgers

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Summer marks the beginning of barbecue season. You will see grills firing up in parks, beaches, house porches and decks and tailgates. What I love about grilled food are the charred grill marks and the  flavor of smoke. Today I bring to you the comfort food from summer – a recipe for a burger. This burger is gluten free, packed with protein and tons of vegetable goodness. The spicy sun-dried tomato and basil aioli was perfect spread to dress these burgers. The burger patties were little on the softer side. I don’t know if I could have done something different to make these crunchier. Looking forward to your advice/comments.

 

Ingredients  for burger sun-dried tomatoes and basil aioli

1/2 cup packed fresh basil

3 tbsp sun-dried tomatoes

red chili flakes (adjust according to taste)

1/2 – 3/4 cup mayonnaise

 

Ingredients  for burger  (yield’s 6 – 7 burgers)

1 cup uncooked Quinoa (cook according to package instructions )

1 red onion med-size (roughly chopped)

1 zucchini (grated thickly)

1 small carrot (grated thickly)

2 small sweet potatoes (boiled and mashed)

3-4 green chilies (adjust according to your taste)

1/2 cup colored peppers (roughly chopped)

1/2 cup bread crumbs

2tsp oil

2 tsp soya sauce

salt to taste

chesse slices.

burger buns (of your choice)

 

Method  for aioli

Add the ingredients of aioli in a food processor and blend together.

 

Method  for burger patties

  1. In a saute pan add oil.
  2. Once hot add the onions and chilies. Cook until onions are translucent.
  3. Now add the colored peppers, zucchini and carrots. Cover and cook until they shrink.
  4. Now add the mashed sweet potatoes, quinoa soya sauce and salt.
  5. Close heat, ad breadcrumbs and mix well.
  6. Once the mixture has cooled down, form burger patties by placing the cooked mixture between your palms.
  7. Cook the patties on a hot grill by using some oil. Once almost done, place the cheese slices on the cooked burgers.
  8. Toast the burger buns.
  9. Spread the aioli on the buns, place the patty and enjoy!

 

Tip

  • You can use lettuce, tomatoes and  pickled veggies to layer your burger.
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