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Serves 2

Quinoa Burgers

A great burger which can either be eaten on its own with a lovely salad or placed in a bun with lots of sauce and veggies. Try adding feta cheese in the salad too.


  • 440ml water
  • 180g white quinoa, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tsp and 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp finely chopped garlic
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp mixed herbs
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Zest from 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp freshly chopped parsley
  • 150g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 100g cucumber, chopped
  • 2 tbsp freshly chopped basil
  • 1 tbsp red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 40g spinach


  • Place the water, quinoa, 2 tsp olive oil, garlic, cumin, mixed herbs, cayenne, and salt in a large pan and bring to the boil. Stir well.
  • Place on a lid, turn the heat down, and simmer for 20 minutes or until all the liquid has been soaked up. Stir in the lemon and parsley.
  • Using a fork, mix the mixture vigorously for 1 minute until it starts to clump together. Leave to the side to cool a little.
  • When it’s cool enough to handle, make 6 round balls out of it and flatten until around 1 inch thick. Leave to set in the fridge for 15 minutes.
  • Mix the tomatoes, cucumber, basil, onion, 1 tbsp olive oil, and balsamic vinegar together in a bowl.
  • Cook the burgers in a hot pan with a little oil until golden brown on each side.
  • Serve the spinach onto 2 plates and top with the tomato salad and burgers.
  • Kcal: 460
  • Protein: 15g
  • Fats: 16g
  • Carbs: 58g
  • Fibre: 8.6g

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