Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Walnuts in a burger? Yes, please!

I tried another recipe from my Veggie Burgers Every Which Way cookbook tonight; Quinoa, Red Bean and Walnut burgers.  I was a little wary of what the combination would taste like, but like Joey (from Friends) said , "Quinoa... good, red beans.. good, walnuts.... good."  I really hope I'm not the only one who gets that reference.  Its one of my favourite TV moments, ever.  I served the burgers with some potato "chips" and some raw veggies.  Last night I tried out my yogurt maker so it seemed appropriate to make a cucumber dip with some homemade yogurt.

Quinoa, Red Bean, and Walnut Burgers

1 cup quinoa, rinsed
2 small potatoes, peeled
2 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves minced garlic
1 1/2 bunch thinly sliced green onion
1 cup chopped parsley
4 tbsp grated ginger
3 cups cooked red beans
1 cup roughly chopped walnuts
1 cup panko bread crumbs
1 tsp salt
juice from one lemon
*cook quinoa according to package instructions
*Steam or boil potatoes until tender, mash with fork
*Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in skillet, add green onion, parsley, garlic, and ginger.  Stir gently for 1-2 minutes, remove from heat
*Mash together cooked quinoa, potato, green onion mixture, beans, walnuts and bread crumbs.  Add salt and lemon juice and shape into 12 patties
*Cook on non-stick grill for 5-6 minutes per side


  1. yes my friend joey is very funny. and your weirdo vego burgers look awesome!

  2. all our friends are funny! and thanks!