Veggie and Goat Cheese Quinoa Burgers
Did someone say goat cheese? This veggie burger is a must add to your summertime recipe list.
1 cup cooked quinoa
1 cup canned pumpkin or mashed cooked sweet potato
3/4 cup fresh basil or spinach, chopped
1 medium beet, peeled and shredded (3/4 cup)
1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup soft spreadable goat cheese (chevre)*, divided
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
4 slices Nature’s Own Perfectly Crafted Multigrain Bread, toasted
Fresh basil, diced tomato, and/or sliced red onion (optional)
In a large bowl combine quinoa, pumpkin, 3/4 cup basil, beet, oats, 1/4 cup goat cheese, garlic, salt, and ginger. Mix until well combined. Cover and chill for 30 minutes or until easy to work with.
In a very large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Meanwhile, divide the mixture into 4 portions, and press each portion into a 4-inch patty.
Cook patties in hot oil over medium heat 12 to 15 minutes or until firm and lightly browned, turning once halfway through cooking.
Spread remaining 1/4 cup goat cheese over toasted bread slices. Top with quinoa burgers. If desired, garnish with additional fresh basil, diced tomato, and/or sliced red onion.
*If you only find regular goat cheese, in a medium bowl, beat the cheese and a few teaspoons of milk with an electric mixer until softened.