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Sweet Potato & Quinoa Burgers

We call these “clean” burgers because they are light and fresh and you won’t feel guilty when you go for a second one.

June 3rd, 2016

From Made with Love by Kelly Childs and Errin Weatherbie.

We fell in love with burgers like these when we were at a yoga retreat in Ibiza, Spain. When we got back home we couldn't wait to recreate them! You can get a head start by prepping the quinoa and sweet potatoes the day before you want to serve them.
8 burgers
  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed, or 3⁄4 cup sweet potato purée
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained
  • 1⁄2 cup oat flour
  • 1⁄2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seed
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sweet smoked paprika
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon dried basil
  • Sea salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 gluten-free burger buns
  • Optional Toppings
  • Avocado slices
  • Lettuce leaves
  • Tomato slices
  • Red onion slices
  • Chipotle eggless mayo
  • Cilantro aioli
  • Guacamole
  1. If you are using cubed raw sweet potatoes, preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread the sweet potatoes out in a single layer and roast for about 25 minutes or until soft. In a large bowl, purée the sweet potatoes by hand or with a hand mixer.

  2. Cook the quinoa according to the package directions. Mix the quinoa into the freshly made or ready made sweet potato purée and stir well.

  3. Add the oat flour, cilantro, green onions, ground flax seed, garlic, ginger, cumin, paprika, basil, and salt and pepper. Combine the mixture well with your hands then form into four burgers.

  4. In a large, heavy skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Fry the burgers for about 6 minutes on each side, or until they’re golden brown.

  5. Serve on gluten-free buns with optional toppings (but not ketchup or mustard or relish).

Sweet Potato & Quinoa Burgers
Alyssa Wodabek and Chris Sue-Chu

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