Quinoa Masala Veggie Burgers – Gluten and Dairy Free

Crispy, mildly sweet, and flavorful veggie burgers. They are Indian inspired and truly one of the best veggie burgers I have tasted! If you know me, you know that I love veggie burgers. I love them cut in pieces on salads, wrapped in lettuce, and on CERTAIN GF buns. My favorites are the ones from Trader Joe’s, seared in a bit of olive oil. My least favorite, and the worst buns I have tasted in my life, are Udi’s. They are dry, flavorless, rock hard, and basically disgusting. I also enjoyed these burgers on a piece of GF toast. The toast was a Pamela’s bread mix. I am thinking about writing a post about it, but in short, I was very impressed! Crispy, chewy, and super easy, I definitely recommend it! Back to the veggie burger, the sweet potato and egg acts as a binder, and the quinoa gets crispy and basically amazing, and the spices add all the flavor you could ask for! Enjoy! Recipe adapted from ‘Food Babe’’.


Serves: About 5 burgers, depending on size
Prep Time: 15 minutes


½ cup Dry quinoa, cooked according to package instructions
1 each Medium sized sweet potato, peeled and baked
1 each Beaten egg
3-4 sprigs Cilantro (Optional)
1 each Small onion, diced
2 tablespoons Minced ginger (Optional, I have made it with and without)
2 cloves Minced garlic
½ teaspoon Sea salt
½ teaspoon Curry powder
¼ teaspoon Ground mustard seed
Small dash Cayenne powder
½ teaspoon Garam Masala
4 tablespoons Melted coconut oil


Step 1:    Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prepare a cookie sheet by lining it with parchment.
Step 2:    In a large bowl, stir together quinoa, sweet potato, egg, and cilantro.
Step 3:    In a medium sized frying pan, sauté the onion, ginger, and garlic in a little bit of olive oil until onions are translucent and the garlic is just starting to brown.
Step 4:    In a small bowl, stir together salt, curry powder, ground mustard, cayenne, and garam masala.
Step 5:    Stir into the onion mixture.
Step 6:    Add the onion mixture into the sweet potato mixture, and stir until well combined.
Step 7:    Form into eight small patties (not too thick) on the prepared baking sheet. Brush with coconut oil.
Step 8: Place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and flip. Brush with coconut oil again. Bake for another fifteen minutes, or until crispy on top. Remove from oven and enjoy!


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Julius says:

    By the way, you say this makes five burgers but in the instructions, you say to form into eight patties. They weren’t big enough for us so we made four.


    1. Zoe says:

      Oops! I will fix that ASAP.


  2. Julius says:

    Very tasty! So much flavor and so much going on in these burgers. We had them both as a burger and cut up on a salad. Delicious! https://goo.gl/photos/uN7w4xMKoxqMxmcH9


    1. Zoe says:

      Thank you! I am glad you like them!


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