Cajun Quinoa Burgers

Cajun Quinoa Burgers

Call them burgers, call them patties, call them cakes – call them whatever you want. So long as you make them. Because they’re gooooood.

Ingredients

  • Call them burgers, call them patties, call them cakes – call them whatever you want. So long as you make them. Because they’re gooooood.
  • So back to my burger obsession, lets talk about it. I won a recipe contest for this vegetarian cheeseburger, I’m also in love with this Paleo burger, and don’t even get me started on this spinach falafel burger. These chickpea burgers are awesome on the grill, and these sweet pepper ones are not too bad either. Told you I had a burger obsession.
  • I quite like quinoa too. And I just about put cajun seasoning on everything – like roasted chickpeas, and broccoli, blackened fish and chicken. Yummo.
  • And of course I like things spicy too, so my easy jalapeno crema packs a great punch and an added brightness that goes great with these patties.
  • One of the things I love about these is how great they are for packed lunches. Picnic at the beach? check. Quick lunch on the go, check. Easy bites for vacation, yup.
  • And speaking of vacation, I’m working hard on keeping things as healthy as possible as we slowly shed our sweaters and jackets, inching our way towards summer. With the holidays behind us, there are no more excuses, who’s with me?!
  • How are YOU planning to eat light and healthy this summer? Share your ideas with me in the comments below!
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  • Cajun Quinoa Burgers
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa*
  • 1 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup diced red pepper
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • Heaping 1/2 cup flavored bread crumbs
  • 3 eggs
  • generous 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • light olive oil, for frying
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