Quinoa Burgers

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Suitable for gluten free, lactose free, low FODMAP diet.

(makes 8-10)

150g Quinoa, prepared according to packet
1 courgette, grated
2 eggs (beaten)
100g crumbled feta
Bunch of coriander, chopped
50g pumkin seeds
50g sunflower seeds
1tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp tamari (or soy sauce if you are OK with gluten)
50g oats
50g spelt flour
juice of 1/2 lemon
3-4 tbsp oil for shallow frying

1. Begin by draining or squeezing liquid out of the courgette. Do this either in your hands, of place courgette in a seive, with a bowl on top weighted down with a can for 30 mins.
2. In a heavy based pan, toast the seeds on a low heat for 5-10 minutes. Turn off the heat if they beging to pop. Transfer to a bowl and pour 1/2tsp soy sauce onto warm seeds. Stir to mix
3. In a large bowl, mix quinoa, coriander, courgette, 2 eggs and lemon juice. Add the seeds and the crumbled feta.
4. Now add the oats and flour a little at a time. You may need more or less than the amount stated depending on how liquid your mixture is. Keep adding until you can form the mix into a ball that will hold its shape.
5. Form the mixture into round patties - each one should be around 2 Tbsp of the mixture. Meanwhile, heat the oil (I used olive oil) in a large pan.
6. When the oil is hot, put 4-5 patties into the pan to cook over a low-medium heat. After 5 minutes, when it is golden brown on one side, flip over and cook on the other side
7. Remove patties from the pan onto a piece of kitchen roll to remove excess oil.

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onlysense2 years ago
looks great!!! I should try sometime. Btw, most soy sauce includes wheat (gluten).
leah_e (author)  onlysense2 years ago
Thanks! Oops forgot about the Soy Sauce - I'll adjust it to suggest tamari for a fully gluten free option. Thanks for poointing that out!
billbillt2 years ago
Makes me hungry to read this!!....
scoochmaroo2 years ago
It DOES sound good! And full of protein. Red quinoa is my fave!
ChrysN2 years ago
Sounds really good!