Quinoa Burgers

For a healthier option, the South Arm Seniors’ Kitchen also prepared some Quinoa Burgers.


The Quinoa Burgers are so colourful. We served the Quinoa Burgers with Roasted Cherry Tomato Salsa which I will post next week.


  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • 2 medium carrots, finely grated
  • 1/4 cup parsley, finely chopped
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons flour, add more if needed
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder


Source: via Colleen


Quinoa-Burgers-2In a medium saucepan, bring 2 cups of salted water to a boil. Reduce heat and add quinoa.

Cover and cook for 17 minutes, or until all water is absorbed. Cool.

Quinoa-Burgers-3In a large bowl, combine cheddar cheese, cottage cheese, carrots, parsley, egg, flour and all the seasonings.

Add quinoa and mix well. If it’s still wet, you can add 1 or 2 tablespoons more flour. Mixture will be sticky.

Quinoa-Burgers-5Use a 1/4 cup measuring cup to measure equal amount of the mixture and roll into balls. Put on a plate, cover and place in the refrigerator for 20 minutes before cooking.
Quinoa-Burgers-6Heat a frying pan with olive oil over medium-low heat. Drop the quinoa balls into the pan and lightly flatten to 1/2 inch thick.

Fry until golden-brown, about 4 minutes on each side.

Quinoa-Burgers-8Serve with slider thins.

This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. etranger

    How were they?

    1. Suanne

      Hi etranger, yes, the Quinoa burger is good. It’s just a bit fragile in the making.

  2. Jasmine

    Hi Suanne,

    Can these quinoa burgers be frozen?


    1. Suanne

      Hi Jasmine, you cab freeze the quinoa burgers uncooked. Wrap individually or place the whole batch on parchment paper lined baking sheet and freeze.

      1. Jasmine

        Thanks! 🙂

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