Last month I shared a similar recipe, Cheesy Quinoa Cakes with Roasted Garlic Aioli Sauce. And while I liked that one a lot, I looooove this one. I do think the name is misleading…quinoa burger. I guess if you made them nice and thick and put them in a bun, I’d call them a burger. But I thought the consistency made it difficult to make it thick like a burger.
So I’d like to change the name to Quinoa Patties. Not sure what it was that made these patties better than the other ones, but they have cottage cheese and grated carrots in them which is different, plus more eggs. My kids were able to eat grain, dairy, and veggies all in one delicious, moist patty. And they were perfect for a quick lunch! This is a keeper that I will be making over and over again.
*Note: I served mine with the aioli sauce from the other quinoa patty recipe I featured because I just loved it so much!
2 rounded cups cooked quinoa
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese
1 medium carrot, finely grated
3 tablespoons all purpose flour
2 green onions, including white parts
1 /2 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
Olive oil for frying
In a large bowl combine the cooked quinoa, cheddar cheese, cottage cheese, carrot, eggs, flour, green onions, sugar, pepper, cumin, salt, and garlic powder.
Heat a frying pan and a couple teaspoons olive oil over medium-low heat. Mixture will be slightly sticky, so using a 1/4 cup measuring cup, drop mixture into pan and lightly flatten to 1/2 inch thick. Fry until golden-brown, about 4 minutes on each side. Makes approx. 10 burgers.
Per burger: Calories 132; Protein 8 g; Fat 5 g; Carbs 12 g; (Fiber 2 g); Sugar 0 g; Sodium 200 mg
**Thank you to Eating Well Living Thin for this recipe!