The Ultimate Quinoa Burger Recipe Roundup

Author - Alyssa Rimmer

The Ultimate Quinoa Burger Round Up featuring 50 recipes! See more at

Quinoa burgers…and the obsession continues! Is it a problem that all I ever want to eat are quinoa burgers? Perhaps, but they're just so darn tasty!

What makes them spectacular is that you can combine so many different flavors inside. And as I've been searching for inspiration, for my own recipes, I quickly realized that there are lots of other bloggers sharing exceptional quinoa burger recipes.

Rather than just telling you about them, I've scoured the web and found a bunch of my favorites and compiled them in today's post. I'm calling it “The Ultimate Quinoa Burger Recipe Roundup” because there are 50 recipes to drool over! And this post couldn't be coming a better time – it's about to be grilling season, and while we do have many vegetarian and vegan options – grilling season = burger season.

I've organized the recipes into three categories: 1) meat & seafood, 2) vegetarian and 3) vegan. Each recipe also tells you whether it is gluten-free (GF) and dairy-free (DF).  For those that aren't gluten-free, many of them use breadcrumbs or flour, so you can simply substitute gluten-free versions in their place.

I can't wait to hear what you think of them! Enjoy reading 🙂

meat & seafood

Cilantro-Quinoa Turkey Burgers with Garlicky Kale (from Queen of Quinoa) – GF, DF

Sweet Potato Salmon Cakes (from Queen of Quinoa) – GF, DF

Beef Burgers with Quinoa & Mint (from Better for You) – GF

Chicken-Quinoa Burgers with Avocado Yogurt Sauce (from Bev Cooks) – GF, DF (optional)


Harissa Lamb & Quinoa Burgers (from Donna Ray) – GF, DF

Pad Thai Quinoa Burgers (from Queen of Quinoa) – GF, DF

Turkey Quinoa Burgers with Sauteed Kale (from Bev Cooks) – GF, DF

Zucchini Salmon Burgers with Quinoa (from Queen of Quinoa) – GF, DF

Quinoa Salmon Cakes (from Queen of Quinoa) – GF, DF



Epic Crispy Quinoa Burgers Topped with Sweet Potato Fries, Beer Caramelized Onions + Gruyere (from Half Baked Harvest)

Mushroom Quinoa Burgers with Roasted Garlic & Thyme Mayonnaise (from Delicieux)

Chipotle Black Bean and Toasted Quinoa Burgers (from The Vegetarian Ginger)

Quinoa-Eggplant Burgers (from Queen of Quinoa) – GF


Quinoa Veggie Burger (from Eating Well)

Loaded Veggie Quinoa Sliders (from Simple Awesome Cooking)

Chipotle Black Bean Quinoa Burgers with Sweet Corn Relish (from Oh My Veggies)

Black Bean Quinoa Burgers (from Chocolate & Carrots) – GF


Quinoa Cakes (from Marin Mama Cooks)

Mexican Quinoa Burgers (from Cooking Quinoa) – GF, DF

Crispy Quinoa Sliders (from How Sweet It Is)

Crispy Autumn Veg Burgers with Apple Cider Slaw (from How Sweet It Is) – DF (optional), Veg


Crispy Buffalo Style Quinoa Sliders with Sweet Corn & Scallions (from How Sweet It Is)

Roasted Red Pepper Quinoa + White Bean Burgers (from How Sweet It Is) – DF (optional)

Roasted Red Pepper + Feta Quinoa Burgers (from Slimming Eats) – GF

Baked Quinoa Patties (from Whisks & Whimsy)

Quinoa-Kale Patties (from Yummy Supper) – GF (optional)


Quinoa Potato Cakes (from A Fresh Legacy) – DF (optional)

Quinoa & Cauliflower Cakes with Ramps (from Vegetarian Everyday) – GF (optional)

Quinoa Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce (from The Healthy Foodie)

Quinoa Burgers with Roasted Tomato Salsa (from Alive) – DF

Sweet Potato & Quinoa Burgers with Red Onions and Blue Cheese (from Fork Knife Swoon) – DF (optional)

Greek Quinoa Burgers (from The Healthy Maven) – GF

Red Quinoa Vegetarian Burgers (from Rice and Bread)


Beet & Chickpea Quinoa Burgers (from Cooking Quinoa)

Crispy Red Quinoa Almond-Tomato Burger (from Cooking on the Weekends) – GF

Sundried Tomato Mozzarella Quinoa Burgers (from Jessiker Bakes) – GF

Easy Quinoa Burgers (from Coffee & Quinoa) – DF

Spaghetti Squash Quinoa Cakes (from Queen of Quinoa) – GF



Vegan Quinoa Burgers (from Queen of Quinoa) – GF

Sweet Potato Quinoa Burgers (from Cooking Quinoa) – GF

Gluten-Free Quinoa & Butternut Squash Cakes (from Queen of Quinoa) – GF

Sweet Potato Black Bean Veggie Burgers (from Laura's Sweet Spot) – GF

Beetroot Arugula Quinoa Patties (from Playful Cooking)


Potato Quinoa Patties with Chickpea Curry (from Vegan Richa) – GF (optional)

Pinto Quinoa Burgers (from Goodness Green) – GF

Lentil-Quinoa Burgers (from ChocoChili – in Finnish) – GF

Zucchini Quinoa Burgers (from Food52) – GF


Cheezy Broccoli Quinoa Burgers (from Queen of Quinoa) – GF

Quinoa Basil Bean Burgers (from Spabettie) – GF

Southwestern Kale & Quinoa Burgers (from Peachy Clean) – GF


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  1. Do your salmon burger and its variations hold together on a grill? Which other recipes on your work well on a grill? Any suggestions for better “structural integrity” in the veggie or mostly veggie burgers? Or grilling techniques that help hold them together?

    • Honestly, I haven’t tried this on the grill. I’m afraid that it wouldn’t hold together too well. I think I’d try it on an indoor grill first (if you have one) and then test it on the outdoor grill. My suggestion for making veggie burgers more sturdy would be to add more breadcrumbs…which in turn means gluten (unless you can find gluten-free). I have yet to create a burger that I think would hold up really well on the grill, but once I do, I’ll definitely share it here!

  2. Thanks for including me! I realized a few hours after I posted on that group that you typed “quinoa cookies” and not “quinoa recipes”. It was pre-coffee so I wasn’t seeing straight when I added my link lol. Maybe my stupidity somehow to contributed to quinoa cookies becoming quinoa burgers?! Lol. Sorry about that!

    Love your blog btw 🙂

  3. Hi Alyssa,
    Thank you so much for featuring our quinoa recipe!
    Love your site! I will definitely comeback for more quinoa recipes myself. 😀

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