Red Quinoa & Green Lentils Burgers
I am so excited to share these recipes ! I am in love with red quinoa, the flavor is so crunchy and earthy. I made red quinoa two-ways today.... One is the hamburger and second is my favorite red quinoa and baby kale salad.
First thing I do is I soak the lentils in water overnight, they start to sprout. In the morning I cook them in salty water, (the same way I'll cook pasta) and then I'll drain them and let it cool.
I drizzled Dijon vinaigrette on top, which is the same dressing I made for the quinoa salad.
Ingredients (about 14 burgers):
2 cups cooked red quinoa ( follow recipe on box)
(Most times it's 2 parts water on 1 part quinoa- add 1 teaspoon salt to the water)
1 cup green lentils, soaked overnight
1 cup celery, chopped
1 cup carrots, chopped
1 cu red bell pepper, chopped
1 cup turnip, grated
1 cup onion, chopped
1 cup vegan cheddar cheese style
1 tablespoon cumin
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon basil, chopped
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon pesto- (home made or store bought)
2 flax eggs - (2 tablespoons flax meal mixed with 6 tablespoons water-let it sit for 10 minutes until it become like jelly texture)
1 teaspoon no chicken base
Heat oven to 375 F
In a mixing bowl add all the ingredients.
Spray a baking sheet with olive oil.
Next, form an evenly sized patties using an ice cream scoop.
Spray the top with olive oil and bake for about an 30-40 minutes, until golden brown.
Serve on a bun, with avocado and tomato.