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Zesty Veggie Burgers with Herbed Yogurt Sauce

Zesty Veggie Burgers with Herbed Yogurt Sauce

Veggie Burger Recipe
Don’t let these vegetarian friendly burgers fool you meat eaters, they are packed with protein. A complete protein, Quinoa, combined with lentils ,chickpea flour and a little egg make this a delicious protein source post workout or anytime of day. Topped with herbed yogurt sauce and fresh avocados, this is a nutritious burger for carnivores and vegetarians alike.

1/2 c dry quinoa
1/2 c dry lentils
4 tbsp chickpea flour (I use Bob’s Red Mill)
1 egg, beaten
1/4 tsp minced garlic
1 tbsp ground cumin
1 tsp onion powder
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper flakes
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tbsp olive oil for cooking
Sliced Avocado, optional

For Yogurt Sauce

1/2 c Greek Yogurt
1 handful cilantro very finely chopped
5 large basil leaves, very finely chopped
Sea salt and black pepper.

Makes 4 patties

Cook quinoa and lentil according to package directions. Allow to cool slightly.

Combine quinoa, lentils, chickpea flour and dry seasonings.

Stir in egg.

Heat olive oil in a pan or flat over medium heat.

When surface is very hot, use a half cup measuring scoop to scoop out burger mixture and gently set on cooking surface. Press down lightly with a spatula to form patties.

Cook 5-6 minutes each side.

For sauce, stir together yogurt, cilantro and basil. Season with salt and pepper.

Assemble burger on a bun if desired, top with yogurt sauce and sliced avocados.

Zest Veggie Burger Recipe

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