Amy’s Quinoa & Black Bean Burgers!

Check out my quinoa and black bean burgers – delicious, high in protein, inexpensive and easy – what are you waiting for?



(Please note, all ingredients are approximate, add more or less of things to suit your taste and desired consistency)



  • Cooked Quinoa (about ½ cup after cooking)
  • Cooked Black Beans (about ¾ cup- rinse well, soak over-night, boil until well cooked, rinse well again)
  • 1 finely sliced spring onion
  • 1 finely sliced red chilli
  • Tumeric 2cm cubed piece grated
  • Ginger 2cm cubed piece grated
  • ¼ Cup Fresh Dill finely chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tblspn fine white Spelt Flour (use Coconut Flour if need gluten free)
  • ¼ Lemon’s juice
  • ½ tspn dried oregano
  • ½ tspn cumin powder
  • ¼ Tspn cayenne pepper

Plus ingredients for toppings, salad & dressing as listed below:

  • Cos Lettuce
  • Cooked fresh beetroot pieces
  • Meredith’s goat’s cheese
  • some walnuts if you like

Dress with:

  • Lemon juice
  • Olive oil
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Sea Salt (Himalayan)
  • Cracked black pepper

Have on the side:

  • Natural yoghurt
  • Fresh dill

How to cook:

Mix all ingredients well in a large bowl

Form into patties (bit smaller than the size of your palm, squashed to about 1-2cm high)

Put plate of patties in fridge to firm up if needed

Fry in coconut oil over medium-high heat

Serve with a salad (ingredients listed above)

Top the patties with some natural yoghurt and fresh dill


Some interesting nutrition facts* on this meal:

Quinoa: contains complete protein (all 9 essential amino acids). Minerals manganese and copper work together as an antioxidant and help the body fight free radicals, which can cause cancer and disease.

Black Beans: a great source of dietary fibre which has been shown to naturally help lower cholesterol. They are virtually fat free, high quality source of protein. Higher in antioxidant activity than any other beans.

Dill, Turmeric, Ginger, Oregano & Black Pepper all contain a number of antioxidants and dietary benefits.


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