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November 1, 2013

by Alyssa Rimmer

Quinoa-Eggplant Burgers

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Healthy, delicious and totally gluten-free, these quinoa-eggplant burgers were a huge hit with vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. A crowd pleaser!

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The theme of this week for me has been all about autumn recipes, and this recipe is no exception. This final recipe was celebrating tri-color (or rainbow) quinoa, which just so happens to be my personal favorite!

I went the vegetarian direction with this one, since I know many of you avoid meat, and I'm sure the rest of you appreciate a vegetarian meal sprinkled in on occasion – Meatless Monday anyone?

I've always been a fan of eggplant, but haven't done much out-of-the-box thinking with it. It's usually just the basics (which are delish), but that gets boring after a while.

So…I decided to turn them into burgers. And added quinoa (rainbow this time!) of course.

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I was craving a veggie burger when I whipped up these quinoa-eggplant burgers, but I wanted to do something different. Something that wasn't my same old-same old. To add a creamy texture and smoky flavor, I roasted the eggplants before pureeing them with white beans, quinoa and a few other ingredients.

These eggplant burgers were not only delicious served as above (on a homemade gluten-free english muffin, sliced tomato, and lettuce), but also tasted great the next served over a bed of mixed greens and drizzled with a creamy cashew dressing. This might just be my new favorite veggie burger recipe!

Quinoa-Eggplant Burgers

Healthy, delicious and totally gluten-free, these quinoa-eggplant burgers were a huge hit with vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. A crowd pleaser!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 Patties
Calories 242kcal
Author Alyssa Rimmer
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Toss the eggplant with the oil, salt and pepper the roast until softened, 25 - 40 minutes.
  • Add the roasted eggplant to the bowl of a food processor fit with the steel blade and pulse a few times. Add the shallot and white beans and process until almost smooth. Add the remaining ingredients and process until a dough forms (this will be a little soft, but that's okay).
  • Using wet hands, shape the dough into patties and place them on a parchment lined baking sheet. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour (this will help them firm up).
  • 15 minutes prior to cooking the burgers, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Remove the baking sheet and bake in the center of the oven for 30 minutes, flipping the patties halfway through.
  • Serve warm on a toasted gluten-free bun with your desired toppings.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 89mg | Potassium: 602mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 385IU | Vitamin C: 7.8mg | Calcium: 118mg | Iron: 3.1mg

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Hey there, I’m Alyssa Rimmer, a certified Holistic Nutritionist, yoga-lover, dog mom, and founder of Simply Quinoa. It’s nice to meet you! I created SQ as a way to provide solutions for women just like me, who were struggling to find helpful information about how to live a healthy and fulfilled life. My hope is that you will find inspiration here on SQ – in my story, in my recipes, in the hundreds of wellness articles, and in our amazing community. Welcome!

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  2. I really love this site and so thank you very much!
    i am mad about burgers and I love salads and vegetable bakes of all descriptions.
    i would really appreciate gluten free and vegetarian/vegan.
    I love ginger cake and have never found any for me yet. do you think you will be doing some, fruit cakes are my favourite too!

  3. i’m most excited about trying the tricolor. I think the first thing I would make is a big batch of southwest quinoa patties for the hubster, he loves them!

  4. I roasted and froze a great deal of eggplant from our garden this year. Am excited to try out this recipe! I don’t digest beans well, though, so am trying to figure out a good substitute. Ideas? Thanks so much! I love this site! I use your recipes often!

  5. I agree with you Alyssa; it is an excellent idea for a meatless Monday meal. In fact, I have an eggplant in my fridge right now and I might just do this! Thanks for another creative recipe. Happy cooking and creating! Love it!

  6. This looks fabulous! Mmmmm Eggplant & quinoa, a match made in heaven! I’m gonna try this recipe out this week. Thanks for posting!

  7. I’m most excited about tri-color and also about trying out this recipe. I love both eggplants and quinoa so it sounds perfect.

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