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Quinoa Rice Veggieburger Try it Thursday

The Best Quinoa Veggieburger?

I am back in the kitchen and testing recipes again. I do this to see if the recipes are tasty. I also do this to recommend recipes for my Leap clients.

I had a recipe for a quinoa vegeburger but had not tried it. The link for this burger said it was the Best Quinoa Burger. I wanted to check it out to see if it was really that good.

You might read the last section and ask the question of what is the Leap diet? Check out this blog to learn more.

Quinoa burger

Prep Time 10 mins

Cook Time 10 mins

Refrigerate 30 mins

Total Time 50 mins

Servings - 5


  • 2 cups cooked quinoa (about 1/2 cup dry)

  • 1 cup cooked brown rice

  • 1/2 cup fresh spinach leaves , packed then finely chopped

  • 1/2 red bell pepper , finely diced

  • 2 large eggs , slightly beaten

  • 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs (or rolled oats)

  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt (or mayonnaise)

  • 1 teaspoon cumin

  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper , to taste


  • Add all burger ingredients to a large mixing bowl and stir very well to combine. Taste and add a little more salt and pepper, or other spices, to your liking, if needed.

  • Cover bowl and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

  • Line a large tray with parchment paper. Spoon burger mixture into a 1/2 cup measuring cup and pack it in with the back of a spoon.

  • Invert mixture onto parchment paper. Use your hands to gently press down and mold the sides of the mixture to form a patty. Repeat with remaining mixture—it should make about 5 patties.

  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add a little oil to the pan or spray really well with non-stick cooking spray.

  • Once hot, add patties. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until crisp and golden on the bottom.

  • Very carefully flip them to the other side and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes or until golden brown on that side.

  • Serve burgers on a whole wheat bun or lettuce wrap. Top with provolone cheese, arugula, tomato, avocado, onion, and desired sauce.

Notes Make Ahead Instructions: Make the quinoa burger patties and store them, uncooked and covered, in the fridge up to 2 days ahead of time. Freezing Instructions: These quinoa burgers freeze really well! Just lay the uncooked patties flat inside a resealable freezer bag. Place a piece of parchment paper between them if you stack them. Grill veggie burgers from frozen or thaw them in the refrigerator overnight.

Changing the recipe to fit the Leap diet

This recipe is very adaptable for someone who is doing the Leap diet. The vegetable ingredients can be changed based on your individual food profile. Instead of adding the yogurt/mayonnaise, I added an extra egg instead.

Are these the best quinoa veggie burgers? I would say they can make that claim without any argument from me. They were very tasty and also very easy to make.

What is the Leap diet?

Wondering what the Leap diet is? If you have IBS - or other autoimmune conditions, this may be the answer to lowering and relieving your symptoms.


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