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Quinoa-Feta Burgers

Whole Living, June 2012
  • Yield Serves 6
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Ingredients

  • 1 can (15 ounces) kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 carrot, finely grated
  • 3 cups cooked quinoa
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 tablespoons crumbled feta
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 2 egg whites, lightly whisked
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 6 whole-wheat buns, grilled
  • Whole-grain mustard, for serving
  • Grilled onions, for serving (see tip below)
  • Radicchio, for serving

Directions

  1. In a bowl, mash beans into a thick paste and mix in shallot, carrot, quinoa, parsley, feta, salt, and egg whites.

  2. Form mixture into six patties and chill 30 minutes.

  3. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a skillet over medium-high heat, directly on grill grates or on stove top, and cook patties until golden (add remaining tablespoon oil if cooking in batches), 4 to 5 minutes per side.

  4. Serve on buns with mustard, grilled onions, and radicchio.

Cook's Note

Cook's Tip
For grilled onions, drizzle slices with oil, season with salt and pepper, and grill over medium-high heat, turning, until tender and charred, 6 to 8 minutes.

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