Chickpea Quinoa and Yam Burgers

I’ve wanted to try veggie burgers for some time but I’ve always found that there were too many ingredients, or ingredients not readily available at my local grocery store.  I read a whole bunch of recipes and came up with this one.  I don’t know about you, but I hate trying to track down a bunch of ingredients you can only buy at whole foods.  These turned out quite yummy!  Next time I make them I might add a few more spices, like Chilli Flakes!!

The ingredients:

1 can organic chickpeas

1 Yam

1/4 cup Quinoa

Turmeric to taste

Cumin to taste

Parsley

Salt and Pepper

2 Garlic Cloves

1/4 cup of brown rice flour (or any kind of organic gluten free flour)

Olive Oil

Here’s what I did:  I boiled the Quinoa in water until soft, steamed the yam until soft and boiled the chickpeas until soft.  In a large bowl I mashed all the softened foods in with the garlic, herbs and spices.  I stirred in the flour until the mixture is thick and not wet.

Once the mixture is mashed and mixed well, I scooped out and patted down a few patties on a baking sheet drizzled with olive oil.  I cooked at 350 degrees fahrenheit until golden brown one the bottom, then I flipped them until the other side was golden brown.

Because these are burger patties, you can really do whatever you want with them.  This time I made a salad to go with it.  The ingredients I used were grape tomatoes, cucumber, avocado and mango with a lime and olive oil dressing.

What I love about foods like this is that my taste buds are satisfied, my hunger is sated but I don’t feel big or bloated.  In fact I feel like I could go for a run just after I eat!  And the ingredients are so simple I can’t justify getting anything else because ‘cooking is too hard’.  If you want them a little crispier, fry them in a little olive oil.  Spicier?  Chili flakes.  Sweeter?  Maybe pineapple?  These patties didn’t fall apart on me at all and they stayed good for a few days!!

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