Happy Tummy: Quinoa and Goats Cheese Burgers

7 Jul

I’m a firm believer in you get out what you put in (although I don’t always practice what I preach!) but in the summer its so much easier to eat well, and you always feel better. I absolutely adore quinoa, but am never sure how to cook it other than sticking it in a salad. I first came across this recipe on Pinterest, and have adapted it as I’ve cooked it. Its quick, easy and delicious. Try it out!


Quinoa and Goats Cheese Burgers

  • 2 1/2 cups/12 oz/340 g cooked quinoa
  • 4 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup/.5 oz /15 g finely chopped spring onions
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup/.5 oz/15g goats cheese
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 cup/3.5 oz /100 g bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

Throw the quinoa, eggs, and salt in a bowl and add both onions, the goats cheese and garlic. Add the bread crumbs, stir, and let sit for a few minutes so the crumbs can absorb some of the moisture. At this point, you should have a mixture you can easily form into 1-inch/2.5cm thick burgers.

Heat the oil and fry the patties till they are brown on both sides. Takes about 6 mins on high for both sides.

I served mine with a spoonful of crème fraiche and half an avocado, although I think if you wanted to opt for a meat version a slice of chorizo or parma ham would add a little extra flavour.

Whats your favourite summer recipe?

5 Responses to “Happy Tummy: Quinoa and Goats Cheese Burgers”

  1. Nine Cent Girl July 7, 2014 at 1:14 pm #

    Thank you for sharing– I was looking for this very switch from the ‘burger’!! Can’t wait to give it a try xxoo

    • tinkerbelle86 July 7, 2014 at 1:28 pm #

      thanks, and thanks for the share on Twitter! Let me know how it goes, I still think the breadcrumb ratio is a little out

  2. queenbeady July 7, 2014 at 2:32 pm #

    I wish I could be good! This has given me inspo though 🙂
    Rebecca @ http://www.queenbeady.com

  3. philosophermouseofthehedge July 7, 2014 at 3:00 pm #

    Always looking for easy quinoa ideas. Looks good ( and avocado a must!)

  4. lizard100 July 7, 2014 at 5:48 pm #

    Looks good!

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