Black Bean Quinoa Burgers

3 Nov

I met Nick for a dining hall date today since it’s halfway through the semester and I’ve only used up 1/3 of my meal swipes.

Food choice wasn’t a part of my college decision, but I’m glad I ended up where I did. Having a dining hall with an impressive vegetarian section and at least two vegan options at every meal has made my college eating experience a lot more pleasant.

Garlic green beans, honey glazed carrots, whole wheat toast, and a giant spinach salad with broccoli, carrots, mushrooms, and sunflower seeds.


My friend Alex and I try to cook dinner together whenever we can. Even though she’s a self proclaimed meatatarian, we still like to keep each other company in the kitchen. She made some chicken and mashed potato flakes tonight, and I made black bean quinoa burgers with sprouted bread, hummus, and avocado.

Recipe- I got this from a website, but I can’t remember where:

2 15 oz cans of black beans

2/3 cup cooked quinoa

1 tbsp ground flaxseed mixed with 3 tablespoons water

1/4 cup chickpea flour

3 cloves of garlic

soy sauce

salt, pepper, various other spices to taste

Drain black beans and coarsely mash them

While you’re doing this, boil 4/3 cups of water with the 2/3 cup of quinoa.

Mix the flaxseed and water and microwave on high for 30 seconds. This will give it an egg-like, binding property.

Mix the black beans with the quinoa, flaxseed, chickpea flour, garlic, soy sauce, and spices.

Next, form the mixture into patties and fry them in oil. I use safflower oil.

I made some sprouted wheat-berry toast with hummus to go along with the burgers and sliced up an avocado.

And I got to use my favorite plate – a scene with the Eiffel Tower. It was a present from my big 🙂

This recipe makes a ton of food. I currently have eight patties more in my fridge.

One Response to “Black Bean Quinoa Burgers”


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