These delicious quinoa veggie burgers pack in the all the best flavors and are the perfect meal prep for busy weeks. They’re made with feel-good ingredients, and are filled with plant-based protein and fiber.
Homemade Quinoa Veggie Burgers
Most store-bought veggie burgers are packed with veggies, but not as much protein, which is why I love making my own. These quinoa veggie burgers truly have it all:
- protein from the beans and quinoa
- fiber from the veggies and beans
- and most importantly- good flavor
These homemade veggie burgers are so easy to make, and the perfect meal prep to stock your freezer with.
Quinoa veggie burgers are crispy on the outside, and have a sweet and smokey flavor. I love to brush them with BBQ sauce before grilling them for an added boost of flavor.
They’re plant-based and can be made gluten-free if needed. Plus they can be frozen and reheated for a quick dinner during the week!
The quinoa adds the most delicious texture to the burgers, while also being a powerhouse of nutrients.
Nutrition fun fact: did you know that quinoa is a complete protein?
Unlike other plant-based proteins, quinoa is a complete protein, meaning it contains all nine essential amino acids. Essential aminos acids (which are the building blocks of proteins), are amino acids that our bodies cannot make on their own and therefore are essential in our diets.
Incorporating quinoa into your week is a nutritious way to eat more protein, especially in a plant-based diet.
What you’ll need to make Quinoa Veggie Burgers
Quinoa– the base of the burgers is made with cooked quinoa, which adds a delicious whole-grain and boost of protein. I used a tri-color quinoa mix, but you can use any variation of quinoa
Cannellini beans– also known as white kidney beans, cannellini beans add a subtle yet hearty texture to these burgers while also contributing protein and fiber
Veggies– these burgers are loaded with peppers, carrots and onions that are sauteed to truly bring out their flavor
Breadcrumbs– if needed, you can swap your favorite gluten-free breadcrumbs to make these gluten-free!
Spices– the flavors of the burger come from the spices like cumin, smoked paprika, garlic and a touch of hot sauce
The burgers come together in just a few simple steps, and can be made ahead of time and frozen for up to 3 months.
I like to grill mine on a pan, and freeze them once they’ve cooled. To warm them, just pop them in the oven for 10 minutes, or let them defrost overnight.
I love serving these on a toasted bun or over a salad with my homemade chipotle sauce. They’re so flavorful, easy to make, and a delicious way to incorporate more plant-based protein into your week!