Pico de Gallo Quinoa Burgers
A hearty, vegetarian quinoa burger with pico de gallo and cotija cheese, topped with guacamole. Even the most carnivorous won't miss the meat.
- 3/4 cup uncooked quinoa
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 cup crumbled cotija cheese
- 2 to matoes seeds removed, diced
- 1/2 medium onion diced
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 teaspoon lime juice
- 1/2 cup plain dried bread crumbs
- 2 eggs beaten
- canola oil
- 6 Hamburger Buns
Cook quinoa according to package directions. Allow to cool.
Combine cooked quinoa, salt, cumin, cheese, tomatoes, onion, cilantro, lime juice, bread crumbs and eggs together in a bowl. Use your hands to mix well. Once everything is well combined, use your hands to form the mixture into 6 patties. Place in the refrigerator to chill for at least 30 minutes. This will allow them to firm up.
When you are ready to cook, heat a thin layer of oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook patties 5 - 7 minutes on each side or until the outside is golden brown and the patties are cooked through (since there is egg in them).
Toast buns if desired.
To assemble a burger, place lettuce on bottom bun, top with quinoa burger and spoon guacamole on top, top with top bun. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Serve.
Note: These patties are also great sans bun with a spoonful of guacamole on top. But if I tried to serve Ryan a meal that didn't have meat or a bun and called it a burger he would just laugh at me. :)
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