Quinoa-veggie burger

Prep 20 min
Total 40 min
Serves 4

Embrace this filler-free, super-nutritious quinoa-veggie burger. Sandwiched between two grilled portobello mushrooms, it’s got healthy and tasty covered.



1/2 cup
uncooked quinoa, about 2 cups cooked
1/2 227-g pkg
cremini mushrooms, coarsely grated, about 1 cup
1 cup
coarsely grated zucchini
3/4 cup
coarsely grated carrot
small shallot, minced
garlic clove, minced
egg, beaten
3 tbsp
1/4 tsp
1/8 tsp


  • COOK quinoa according to package directions, omitting salt, about 14 min. Transfer to a large bowl.
  • HEAT a large, wide non-stick frying pan over medium. Add oil, then mushrooms, zucchini, carrot, shallot and garlic. Cook until soft, about 5 min. Add to quinoa. Stir in egg, cornstarch, salt and cayenne.
  • HEAT the same non-stick frying pan over medium. Firmly press quinoa mixture into a 1/2-cup measuring cup. Turn and release into pan. Gently press to shape into a patty about 4 in. wide. Repeat, cooking 2 patties at a time. Cook until golden and warmed through, about 4 min per side. Top with tahini sauce and roasted plum tomatoes.


Calories 159
Protein 5 g
Carbohydrates 27 g
Fat 4 g
Fibre 3 g
Sodium 180 mg

The portobello 'bun'

Barbecue portobellos on a greased grill over medium for 5 min per side.

The quinoa patty

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8 comments on “Quinoa-veggie burger

  1. What is the green leafy stuff on the “burger?”


    • It looks like alfafa sprouts


  2. Looks like pea sprouts


  3. Those are sunflower sprouts :)


  4. TFantastic recipe! Turned out great first time; tripling the ingredients today so we have for several dinners. Thanks!


  5. I have made many many Chatelaine recipes – these may taste good but fall apart!
    How to remedy this to make an ‘actual’ veggie burger


  6. This recipe really was delicious and very well received by my family. 5 Cm-ish) as opposed to the recommended chunks which reduced cooking food time (and produced the artichokes easier to clean and peel, but I believe any firm, strong tasting leaf will be good, therefore I will try a few combinations.



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