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Veggie Burger with Quinoa & Cannellini Beans

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You can’t beat a good veggie burger! This one is made with quinoa and cannellini beans, perfect served in a brioche bun.

A good veggie burger can be semi life changing. A bad veggie burger can be enough to put you off your dinner.

Hands up who’s had a bad veggie burger at some point in their life 🙋 I think we probably all have and, guys, it’s just not worth it when you could be eating a brilliant one like this quinoa and cannellini bean version.

Side on shot of veggie burger on a wooden board with a cloth in the background

Welcome to another instalment in our new vegetarian life. Ok, ok, partly vegetarian.

I’m still never cutting out bacon. I just cannot do it.

But we have been doing really well at only eating meat at the weekends. I’m feeling really good about it and we’ve managed to cut down on food costs which is one of the reasons we decided to start doing this again.

Veggie burgers with quinoa on a wooden board over a white wooden background

Since starting out on this new resolution we have made some truly amazing vegetarian meals. Meals that genuinely made me say I can’t believe this isn’t meat like these mushroom bao or were just so good that I didn’t miss the meat whatsoever like this baked aubergine with tahini.

And when you’re eating vegetarian then you really need to perfect the humble veggie burger.

INGREDIENTS YOU NEED TO MAKE THIS VEGGIE BURGER WITH QUINOA:

  • Cooked Quinoa
  • Cannellini Beans
  • Tomato Puree
  • Garlic Powder
  • Garam Masala

Keep scrolling to get the recipe for this veggie burger with quinoa & cannellini beans…

Bowl of harissa to go with veggie burgers on a wooden board

Hand holding a veggie burger with quinoa

Can you believe how few ingredients it takes to make these?!

It makes me so happy that they can be thrown together so quickly on a weeknight.

Of course most of the recipes on here are designed to be simple enough that you could tackle them on a weeknight but I especially love when they only take a very small handful of ingredients to come together as well. Makes them all the more appealing in my opinion.

Side on shot of veggie burger on a wooden board over a white wooden background

So what exactly is involved with making these burgers then?

So first off you need to put all your burger ingredients into a bowl and mash them together. We used a potato masher for this which was ok for the most part. I don’t mind have a chunkier burger so I didn’t mind that not all of the mixture was fully mashed.

Having said that, if you prefer a smoother consistency then you could easily pop in a food processor and pulse a few times until combined. Your call!

Two veggie burgers on a wooden board over a white wooden background

And I can’t believe I’d forgotten until now to tell you the other wonderful thing about these veggie burgers. They’re BAKED guys.

That’s right, no time consuming and messy frying. No attempts to flip which result in half your burger being left behind. These are popped on a lined baking sheet with a slice of cheese on top (optional but advisable because cheese) and baked for 12 minutes before serving.

We had ours in brioche buns with a smear of one of my all time favourite condiments; kasundi. You can find the recipe for that in this panko halloumi sandwiches post but these veggie burgers would work with any other sauce you can think of.

Side on view of veggie burger on a wooden board

HOW TO MAKE A VEGGIE BURGER WITH QUINOA & CANNELLINI BEANS (STEP BY STEP):

  1. Place all of your burger ingredients into a large bowl and mash together until combined.
  2. Shape into four patties and place on a lined baking sheet with a slice of cheese on top of each one.
  3. Bake for 12 minutes and serve.

Get the full printable recipe below!

WONDERING WHAT TO DO WITH THE LEFTOVER INGREDIENTS YOU’VE GOT FROM MAKING THESE VEGGIE BURGERS WITH QUINOA & CANNELLINI BEANS?

If you’re anything like me then you’re always looking for ways to save money and avoid food waste so I want to make sure you’ve get plenty of ideas on how to use up any ingredients that are leftover from my recipes!

Sweet Potato & Quinoa Salad with Sesame Dressing

This salad is the perfect way to use up leftover quinoa and tastes amazing!

Overhead shot of Sweet Potato and Quinoa Salad with Sesame Dressing

Chipotle Chicken Salad with Quinoa & Lime Crème Fraîche

Or you could add your quinoa to this amazing chipotle chicken salad instead.

Chipotle chicken salad with quinoa in a blue bowl on a white wooden background

Hand holding a veggie burger with quinoa
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Veggie Burgers with Quinoa & Cannellini Beans

You can't beat a good veggie burger! This one is made with quinoa and cannellini beans, perfect served in a brioche bun.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword vegan, vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 4 burgers
Calories 616 kcal
Author Amy

Ingredients

  • 200 g Cooked Quinoa
  • 1 400g tin Cannellini Beans drained and rinsed
  • 50 g Tomato Puree
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 tsp Garam Masala
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 4 Brioche Buns
  • 4 slices Cheese
  • Parsley Leaves

Instructions

  1. Mash the quinoa, beans, tomato puree, garlic powder, garam masala and a sprinkling of salt and pepper in a bowl. Shape into 4 patties and place on a greaseproof paper covered baking sheet. Add a slice of cheese to each burger.

  2. Put in the oven and cook for 12 minutes then serve in brioche buns with kasundi and topped with some parsley leaves.

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Nutrition Facts
Veggie Burgers with Quinoa & Cannellini Beans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 616 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g 45%
Saturated Fat 16g 80%
Cholesterol 173mg 58%
Sodium 780mg 33%
Potassium 177mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 66g 22%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 1g
Protein 24g 48%
Vitamin A 21.3%
Vitamin C 1.6%
Calcium 31.8%
Iron 23.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes
    16/08/2018 at 9:37 PM

    What a tasty idea for my vegetarian friends! Thank you for sharing!

    • Reply
      Amy
      16/08/2018 at 10:01 PM

      Thanks Katie 🙂

  • Reply
    Heidy
    16/08/2018 at 9:55 PM

    I have been thinking of cutting back on our meat intake and this recipe looks fabulous. I can’t wait to try it on my day off.

    • Reply
      Amy
      16/08/2018 at 10:01 PM

      Thanks Heidy!

  • Reply
    Matt @ Plating Pixels
    16/08/2018 at 10:20 PM

    Wow this looks like a great meat alternative. Lovely photos too!

    • Reply
      Amy
      17/08/2018 at 6:50 PM

      Thank you Matt 🙂

  • Reply
    Shadi Hasanzadenemati
    17/08/2018 at 12:22 AM

    Love how good looking this delicious burger is! It’s perfect for summer!

    • Reply
      Amy
      17/08/2018 at 6:49 PM

      Thanks Shadi!

  • Reply
    Tisha
    17/08/2018 at 12:58 AM

    Love the idea of this!!! So tasty!

    • Reply
      Amy
      17/08/2018 at 6:49 PM

      Thanks so much Tisha!

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