Fiesta Friday #17 and Quinoa Burgers


Happy Friday everyone! I’m super excited to be co-hosting Fiesta Friday today along with Selma and Jhuls and of course the lovely Angie! I hope many of you have a long weekend coming up and can kick it off with today’s Fiesta! For anyone who doesn’t know or who hasn’t joined yet Fiesta Friday is a weekly blog party. Please join us, it’s tons of fun to see what everyone is making and bringing to the party! You can check out all the details here. I hope you join us!

Today I’m bringing quinoa burgers to the party. Yes, I’ll be that person that’s bringing the healthy dish, but I’m pretty sure you’ll enjoy it! I really like these burgers because you can change them up however you like. Add different vegetables or spices to either use up what you have in the fridge or put your own spin on them!

You can of course eat these with a bun like a regular burger, but I prefer them with just lettuce, tomato and a little chipotle ketchup. Add a side of sweet potato fries and you’ll feel like you’re eating at your favorite burger joint!

Quinoa Burgers
Yield: 10 Burgers
3 cups water
1 1/2 quinoa
3 carrots
1/4 cup fresh parsley
1/4 cup green onions, chopped
2 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon paprika
1 1/2 teaspoons cumin

1. Preheat oven to 350. Add the water and the quinoa to a pot and bring to a boil. Once it begins to boil lower to a simmer and continue to cook until all the liquid has evaporated. Add the cooked quinoa to a bowl and let it cool off a bit.

2. Chop the carrots and parsley in a food process, or by hand if you don’t have one. Add the carrots, parsley and chopped green onions to the bowl with the quinoa.


3. Add the eggs and spices to the bowl with the quinoa and combine them all together.

4. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper. Form the mixture into 10 good sized burgers and place them on the baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes, until the top starts to brown. Enjoy!



58 thoughts on “Fiesta Friday #17 and Quinoa Burgers

    1. I’m happy to be co-hosting! I used to do these in a pan on the stove but I could never get them to hold their shape that way, hence now baking them! And it does reduce the oil

  1. Healthy and tasty! That’s should be everybody’s cooking philosophy. I’ve been trying out quinoa myself, but haven’t ventured much beyond adding it to salads or using it as rice substitute, so this one is appreciated. šŸ™‚

  2. Hi, Alex! We are super excited to co-host with you, too! You are in good hands with us! šŸ˜€

    Healthy and delicious are the best foods! These won’t last for long, I tell you! You better make sure that you brought enough. These look so good!

    Anyway, have fun in co-hosting and happy FF! ā¤

  3. Thanks for co-hosting! I love Fiesta Fridays!! I’ve used quinoa to make crab cakes before, and this looks like another great use. And, sweet potato fries have been my favorite side as of late. Thanks for bringing them to the fiesta! šŸ™‚

  4. Did you say quinoa?! And quinoa burgers….wow! I love me some quinoa any day and never ever thought about cooking it like this! Bookmarking!! šŸ™‚ Wonderful idea Alex, and thanks for co-hosting, triple-hosting (whatever you call it šŸ™‚ ) for Fiesta Friday! Yay!

  5. This looks GREAT! Thanks for sharing and for co-hosting Fiesta Fridayyyyy, it’s great to meet you! šŸ™‚

  6. Thanks for the recipe Alex; I make my own turkey burgers, buy my black bean burgers and now I will add you healthy burger to my list. I have been using quinoa a lot more lately and what a great way to eat it as a burger :P)

  7. Ooooo, I’ve been looking for a way to try quinoa… This looks perfect. Wheat free has been a challenge and it’s nice to find a festive recipe to expand my food choices. Happy Fiesta Friday!

  8. I have yet to try cooking quinoa – I love the idea of healthy burgers. Thanks for hosting. I’ve had a busy week, so was not able to come to the party. But I am enjoying reading everyone’s posts.

    1. Thanks Loretta! No worries if you can’t join the party – gives you more recipes to look at and catch up on during the week!

  9. I really want to like quinoa, but it’s so light and airy . . . so I think binding them with egg an veggies into a patty might be the answer to get this nutritious grain into our household! We love burgers, so why not quinoa??? Thanks also for co-hosting Alex!

    1. I hope this helps you enjoy quinoa! You can also mix the spices up to if that makes it more appealing to you You could make this really spicy if you like.

  10. Thanks for co-hosting!!! Oh my quinoa I have yet to learn how t cook this properly. My first attempt was doable and then second attempt complete fail. I have yet to try again! Any tips?

    1. Oh no! I always cook it with a little more water than the package suggests. and turn the heat down right when it starts to boil. You should also rinse it before cooking it (I have to admit sometimes I forget to do this). Hope that helps!

    1. Thank you so much! I’ve been trying to cut out red meat as often as possible and quinoa is a great option when I’m sick of chicken!

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