Quinoa Chickpea and Eggplant Burger

Are you vegan? Vegetarian? Do you want to be just healthy or simply looking for an alternative? Quinoa chickpea and eggplant burger is a great option for an easy and quick home made treat. Packed with proteins, vitamins, antioxidants and all the goodnesses we need, this veggie burger version is very good for the body and it definitely pleases the palate too, so not to compromise your meal enjoyment. Get the best of this veggie burger by serving it with fresh sliced avocado, baby spinach leaves and a touch of red pepper hummous. You won’t get disappointed.

quinoa chickpea eggplant burger
INGREDIENTS
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa (any color or a mix of them)
  • 1 and 1/2 cup cooked chickpeas
  • 1 big eggplant
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric
  • 1/3 cup capers
  • 1/2 cup raw organic rolled oats
  • quinoa flakes for the crust
  • olive oil for frying

METHOD:

Cut the eggplant in 2 halves, put them in a pot with a bit of water. Cook with the lid on on a low heat for 15 minutes. Remove the eggplant halves from pot and bake them in a pre-heated oven at 180 C from 15 to 30 minutes, until the skin gets soft.

Scoop the eggplant flesh and discard the skin. Add it in a food processor along with all the ingredients and mix everything until it turns into a dough.

Make the patties shaping them with your hands and when done, dredge both sides over quinoa flakes.

Cook the patties in a pan with just a touch of olive oil or bake them until golden brown.

Serve along with fresh sliced avocado, baby spinach leaves and hummous.

Ymi
My culinary training started at a young age by helping mum and nan, the best teachers. After many years of cooking for family and friends I started to work with some great chefs that NYC offers. I then enrolled in the Natural Gourmet Institute’s Chef Training Program combining passion for good food, international cuisines and interest in health and well being.

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