Joanna Anastasia

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Quinoa burgers

Amazing quinoa burgers that your family will love

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!)

Quinoa burgers

What you’ll need:

GogoQuinoa Texmex burger mix
European style burger buns

Chunky guacamole:

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

Creamy labneh:

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)

Quinoa burgers

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 !

Quinoa burgers

As for a side dish I opted for the grilled corn and nachos. Simple and fast.

Quinoa burgers

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!

Quinoa burgers

I’ll be having these soon, that’s for sure. And do you have any fun vegetarian burger recipes?

Amazing healthy quinoa burgers

Disclosure: I received this product free for review. All opinions remain my own.

Healthy pancakes with home made strawberry jam

Quinoa pancakes

These fluffy, easy and healthy pancakes are a breeze to make, even in the rush of a busy morning! With the health benefits of quinoa and the home made strawberry jam, they make for a perfect breakfast. And the best part is that they are made from a GogoQuinoa pancake mix, which means that the preparation is less then 5 minutes!

I got to discover them recently, and I’m so nicely surprised: they are made with only natural and healthy ingredients ( whole grains, gluten free and vegan) and yet they taste really good! ( because let’s face it, a lot of times super healthy products taste like carton, you know that right?) And I really loved how the comfort food all of the sudden became the healthy food!

And for the home made jam, I think it’s so worth making one! Especially now, in the strawberry season. You just have more taste, and less preservatives, and if you have kids they can help and feel like they accomplished something great.

Home made French style strawberry jam

Strawberry jam:

1 litre of cleaned strawberries
1 cup sugar
Juice from 1 lemon

Cook to together on low heat for around 2 hours stirring occasionally. Eat within 2 weeks and keep refrigerated.

Healthy pancakes

Healthy quinoa pancakes :

1 package of GogoQuinoa Pancake Mix
1 egg
1 cup milk ( can be soya milk)

Mix it all together, and place a spoonful on a pan with a bit of butter, cook from two sites until golden. Eat warm with home made strawberry jam or maple syrup.

Healthy pancakes

I got this product free for review. All opinions remain my own.