Couple of weeks ago I decided that we’ll be having three vegetarian dinners a week. I was stuck in the summer grilling routine, and it just wasn’t healthy nor exiting anymore. I needed a change and a challenge: something beyond meatless pasta recipe. And so I discovered quinoa, and it’s many surprising uses!
This is, hands down, one of the best burger recipe (and, I’ll humbly admit, one of my best creations) They are so full of flavour: the Mexican quinoa burger patties are served with creamy lebneh cheese, chunky guacamole and salsa! And honestly, they were so filling and satisfying that even meet lovers ( my experimental bunnies aka my father in law and my husband) forgot that these were vegetarian (and, the patties on their own are gluten-free!)
What you’ll need:
GogoQuinoa Texmex burger mix
European style burger buns
2 ripe avocados
1 cup fresh cherry tomatoes ( red and yellow, for the colour)
1/3 cup Fresh Cilantro
1/4 teaspoon Fresh Chilli pepper
1 tablespoon Lime juice
1 cup labneh cheese
( you can replace it with cream cheese mixed half in half with Greek yoghurt)
1/2 cup fresh cilantro
Salsa ( ok, you can buy this one like I did)
Form the quinoa burger patties according to the instruction (it’s really easy and rather relaxing). Then you can follow the instructions and cook them on a skillet, or like I did, you can cook them on a grill ( ok, so I did left that part to my husband). Either way, they should be ready after around 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, prepare your guacamole (you know, mix the avocado in to a creamy paste, add the tomatoes cut in pieces, cilantro, tiny pieces of chilli, salt, pepper and lime juice) .
And labneh. If you’re asking yourself what is it, and why am I insisting, then just imagine a marriage of cream cheese with Greek yoghurt. The result is this really creamy and smooth cheese, but with a delicate taste of Greek yoghurt. (But if you don’t see it in your store, then as I mentioned , just mix cream cheese with Greek yoghurt.) And add all that fresh cilantro. It tastes amazingly with the quinoa burgers !
As for a side dish I opted for the grilled corn and nachos. Simple and fast.
And please just forget about the ketchup, the mustard and the relish. Don’t even put them on the table! I promise you that the mix of flavours from the quinoa burgers, guacamole, labneh and salsa, are much better then these old guys!
So while assembling your burger, start with the chunky guacamole, add the quinoa burger patty,then a bit of salsa, and a nice spoonful of labneh!
I’ll be having these soon, that’s for sure. And do you have any fun vegetarian burger recipes?
Disclosure: I received this product free for review. All opinions remain my own.