Quick and Easy Quinoa Falafels/Burgers

DSC_0682I really do love surprising Rob with a nice homemade lunch… I am not sure why I really enjoy lunch time preparations, but Rob is more of a breakfast prep kind of guy so it works out well for us (insert huge smile here). We are lucky enough to work from home so he can hear me routing around the kitchen I am sure. I have been trying to come up with a variety of burger like recipes and this recipe was a clean sweep – super easy, healthy, and yummy.  Hummus is a staple in our fridge along with cooked quinoa and lentils, so when we are in a rush this recipe comes together in a snap.

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There are so many options for toppings… but for this particular lunch we went with avocados, tomatoes, spring onions, pea sprouts, and cucumbers. Top with some homemade dressing and serve…

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Sizzling away in the pan…

When the aroma of garlic and spices starts to waft its way upstairs Rob usually makes his way down to see what trouble I am getting myself into. lolDSC_0354

Quick and Easy Quinoa Falafels/Burgers
 
I like my falafels flatter (more like a small patty) so I get more of the yummy crispy bits. Once they are formed you can cook them one of 2 ways. Makes 12 medium sized falafels or 6 burgers.
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Ingredients
  • 1 ½ cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup hummus
  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • ¼ cup diced sun dried tomatoes
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 Tbs ground flax
  • ½ Tbs ground coriander
  • ½ Tbs ground cumin
  • ½ Tbs curry
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ¼ tsp salt
Instructions
  1. Combine the above ingredients and form into balls or patties.
  2. Bake at 375 for 10 minutes and flip. Cook for an additional 10 minutes. OR Warm skillet and olive oil to a little above medium heat. Once warm add falafels, making sure they do not touch. Cook for 10 minutes and flip to other side.
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4 Comments

  • carl says:

    Looks real good. I think I have to make these today!! Can’t wait for lunch time!

  • Jaquelyn says:

    Hi Carl,

    Only use 1 Tbs of olive oil if you are going to cook them in the skillet. :o)

    If they are crumbling before they are cooked then it sounds like a binding problem, if they are crumbling after they are cooked then it sounds like a moisture problem; either way try increasing the amount of hummus by 1/4cup. I hope this helps.

    All the best,
    Jaquelyn

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