|| Diner Time part 6 ||

Oh baby!! Do I ever have a treat for you guys tonight!! I found this AMAZING recipe online from the wonderful blog Produce On Parade . Go check it out!!

I had to steal their recipe for Thai Quinoa Burgers!!!

Vegan, delicious, easy-ish to make if you have the right tools and super filling!!

My burgers turned out a little less vegan because I can’t say no to some cheese on top.

Either way, their recipe is down below, so give it a try and let me know what you think! Also check out their blog for more awesome ideas!!

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|| THAI QUINOA BURGERS ||
Flax egg:
1 Tbsp. ground flax seed
2 Tbsp. water
Quinoa:
1 cup quinoa, dry (I used red)
2 cups water
Patty:
1 cup old-fashioned oats, dry
1 15 oz. can of chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained
1/2 medium yellow onion, diced
1/2 cup fancy snow peas, chopped
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1 Tbsp. red curry paste
1 Tbsp. soy sauce
1 Tbsp. agave nectar
1/2-1 Tbsp. fresh ginger, chopped
1 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
1/4 tsp. fresh chili paste
Assemble:
6 burger buns
BBQ sauce
spinach or lettuce
mung bean sprouts
In a small bowl, whisk together the ground flax and water. Set aside to rest for at least 10 minutes.

In a medium saucepan, bring the rinsed quinoa and water to boil over high heat. Turn down to a simmer, cover and allow to cook for about 15-20 minutes or until tender. Fluff with a fork and set aside.

In a food processor, pulse the oats until they are coarsely ground. Add the remaining patty ingredients, including the flax egg. Process well, until smooth and thick. Once the quinoa is done cooking, measure out 1 cup and process that in as well, until well combined. Freezer or refrigerate the leftover quinoa.

Preheat oven to 350 F and coat a baking sheet with a non-stick cooking spray.

Heat a large frying pan over medium heat with a splash of olive oil. Using a 1/3 measuring cup, form the burger mixture into patties and fry for 1-2 minutes on each side, until browned. Repeat until all the mixture is gone. This should make about six patties.

Once they are browned on both sides, place on the baking sheet and bake at 350 F for about 10 minutes, until golden and crispy.

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