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Vegetable Quinoa Chickpea Burgers

Vegetable Quinoa Chickpea Burgers
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Spring is officially here, which means grilling season is just around the corner. These veggie-packed quinoa burgers are about to become your summer grilling go-to with an easy-to-make recipe and an even easier to eat flavor! And since Ancient Harvest Organic Quinoa is pre-washed and rinsed, you can get to cooking – and eating – even faster.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup Ancient Harvest Harmony Organic Quinoa
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 cup red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 cup mushrooms, diced
  • ½ cup carrot, diced
  • 1 15-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 flax egg (1 ½ tablespoons ground flax seeds + 3 tablespoons water, set aside for 5 minutes)
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1 tablespoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons guar gum (optional, creates a sturdier patty)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Red pepper flakes, to taste
  • Burger toppings: tomato slices, avocado, lettuce

Directions

  1. Cook the quinoa according to package instructions, cooking in vegetable broth instead of water.
  2. Heat oil in a large pan over medium heat and sauté onions until translucent, about 3 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Stir in red bell pepper, celery, mushrooms, and carrots and cook for another 5 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl, mash the chickpeas and stir together with quinoa, flax egg and cooked veggies. Add spices, mustard, guar gum, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes, stirring to combine.
  4. Set a pan with olive oil over medium-high heat and form 4 patties with the quinoa vegetable mixture. Cook the patties for about 5 minutes on each side, until golden.
  5. Assemble burgers and enjoy!