Quinoa & chickpea burgers

I make these burgers whenever I have leftover quinoa, they are so easy to make and a great meatless option that still contain a lot of protein within them. I love serving them with some homemade caramelised onion, sweet potato chips and a dollop of paleo mayo!

Makes 8 large patties


  • 1 can chickpeas, drainedQBIMG_0759
  • 1 cup Flahavan oats
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne powder (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon of Himalayan salt & black pepper
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 large carrot grated
  • ½ large zucchini, grated
  • 1 small onion, finely sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 free range egg
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon good quality balsamic vinegar
  • Zest of 1 lemon and juice of ½ lemon
  • A handful of parsley, chopped
  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • Olive oil to cook


  • Prepare all your ingredients before you begin.
  • In a food processor add the drained can of chickpeas with the ground cumin, coriander, cayenne pepper, salt, black pepper and oats and blitz until it is a smooth paste.
  • In a large mixing bowl, place the 2 cups of cooked quinoa, lemon zest and juice, carrots, zucchini, onion, garlic, mustard, balsamic vinegar, egg, parsley and coconut flour. Give it a big stir and then add in the chickpea mixture from the blender.
  • Make sure all the ingredients are well combined.
  • Divide the mixture into 8 equal portions and shape each portion into a patty.
  • Place the patties on a piece of baking paper, cover and allow to sit in the fridge for an hour before cooking. Chilling the patties will help them hold together during the cooking process.
  • Once refrigerated, remove from the fridge and place the patties in a hot saucepan with some good quality olive oil. Allow to cook on a medium to low heat for about 4 minutes each side!
  • Serve on a bed of rocket with your favourite chutney and mayo!

Asian turkey burgers!


Who doesn’t love a burger? Especially an Asian style burger packed full of flavour and nutritious ingredients? This recipe is mouthwatering! It is so delicious, healthy and super easy to make. I opted for turkey mince as a healthy alternative to beef as it is high in protein and low in saturated fat, however chicken mince would work well too!

If you love Asian flavours, then this recipe is for you!

This recipe makes 6 medium sized patties.

Ingredients –

  • 500 grams Turkey thigh mince
  • 1 large handful coriander
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ½-1 red chilli
  • Zest & juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1 teaspoons fish sauce 
  • 3 springs onions
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil (melted)

Method –

  1. Place the garlic, coriander, red chilli,spring onions and lime zest in a food processor and blend until smooth.
  2. Next add the turkey, lime juice, fish sauce, coconut oil and spring onions.
  3. Blitz all the ingredients until you have a smooth paste.
  4. Separate the mixture into 6 even size balls and shape into burger patties.
  5. Place each patty on a chopping board and allow to sit in the fridge for an hour or so before frying.
  6. I like to serve these with an Asian slaw, fried rice or even in a lettuce cup!

Let me know how you get on.

L Xx