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 soak the lentils in water over night, they start to sprout. In the morning I cook them in salty water, (the same way I'll cook pasta) and than let them cool for later use.
The hamburger recipe is vegan, if you are a vegetarian, you can always subtitute the vegan cheese with regular cheddar cheese, or I would probably use Fontina.
I drizzled Dijon vinaigrette on top, which is the same dressing I made for the quinoa salad.
Hope you enjoy:
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 some salt to water)
1 cup soaked all night green lentils
1 cup diced celery
1cup diced carrots
1 cup diced red bell pepper
1 cup shredded turnip rabiole
1 cup diced onion
1 cup Daiya vegan cheddar cheese style
1 tablespoon cumin powder
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon garlic paste
1 tablespoon basil paste
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon pesto- (home made or store bought)
2 tablespoon flax meal mix with 6 tablespoon water-( let it stand for 10 minutes until it become jelly texture)
1 teaspoon no chicken base
Heat oven to 375F
In a mixing bowl add all ingredients.
Mix well and spray a baking sheet with olive oil,
Than form even size patties using ice cream scooper.
Spray the top with olive oil and cook for about an 30-40 minutes, until golden brown.
Serve on a bun, with avocado and tomato.