Veggie Quinoa Burgers


This veggie burger is packed with veggie and quinoa goodness including lots of meatless protein. A great alternative to a beef burger and just as hearty and filling. It can be cooked on the grill or baked in the oven. The egg and cheese may be left out to make this recipe vegan.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
8 servings


  • ½ cup quinoa

  • 1 cup water

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

  • 4 carrots, peeled and minced

  • 2 stalks celery, minced

  • ½ red bell pepper, minced

  • 1 onion, minced

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger root

  • 2 cups minced fresh mushrooms

  • 1 (19 ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained

  • ½ bunch fresh dill, chopped

  • 2 cups chopped fresh spinach

  • 1 egg (Optional)

  • ½ cup dry bread crumbs

  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil

  • 4 slices shredded mozzarella cheese

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil the grate.

  2. Combine quinoa and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, place lid on saucepan, and cook until water is completely absorbed, about 15 minutes; Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

  3. Heat 2 teaspoons olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir carrots, celery, red bell pepper, onion, garlic, ginger, and mushrooms in the hot oil until softened, about 10 minutes; set aside to cool.

  4. Mash kidney beans with a fork in a large bowl; add quinoa and the carrot mixture to the means and mix.

  5. Mix dill, spinach, egg, bread crumbs, sesame oil, mozzarella cheese, salt, and pepper into kidney bean mixture; shape into 8 patties.

  6. Brush the 1 tablespoon olive oil evenly both sides of each patty.

  7. Arrange the patties into a large baking dish.

  8. Grill on preheated grill until hot in the center, 7 to 8 minutes per side.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

263 Calories
11g Fat
31g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 263
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 336mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 8g 27%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 20mg 100%
Calcium 194mg 15%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 443mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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