Quinoa Burgers

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These Quinoa Burgers are a delicious meatless burger option!  Full of flavour and healthy ingredients, these are a delicious vegetarian burger.


  • 2 cups cooked Quinoa (cook according to package directions)
  • 1 cup cremini mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup chickpeas
  • 1 small zucchini, grated
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 12 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper


  • tzatziki sauce
  • sliced red peppers
  • lettuce
  • tomatoes
  • onions


  1. In a food processor, pulse the shredded zucchini and shredded carrots, until crumbly. Transfer to a bowl. Set aside.
  2. Then pulse the mushrooms in the food processor until they are crumbly. You can transfer them over to the bowl of zucchini and carrots.
  3. In a fry pan, heat up some oil, then cook onions and garlic until translucent (about 5 minutes).
  4. Then add the mix of mushrooms, zucchini, and carrots to the fry pan with the onions and garlic. Cook until all the liquid disappears. About 10-15 minutes.
  5. While the mixture cooks, pulse the chickpeas in the food processor until they are crumbly.
  6. In a bowl, mix together bread crumbs and egg, then add the chickpea mix. Combine.
  7. Add mushroom mix to the breadcrumb/chickpea mix. Add salt and pepper. Combine.
  8. Add the cooked quinoa. Combine.
  9. Refrigerate mix for about 1 hour.

After the mix is done cooling:

  1. Shape the quinoa mixture into patties.
  2. Heat up about 2 – 3 tbsp of oil in a clean frying pan.
  3. Cook the patties in the frying pan for about 4-5 minutes on each side.
  4. Serve on buns with tzatziki sauce, and all of your favourite burger trimmings: lettuce, tomato, onions.
  5. Options: Or wrap up in a whole wheat tortilla with the tzatziki sauce and trimmings.

Keywords: vegetarian burgers, quinoa burgers