Hey KS Fans.
So recently I have been experimenting with quinoa and I have been having a good time coming up with some great fun recipes other than the traditional quinoa salad. My latest attempt at making quinoa more mainstream to my family is making these very tasty quinoa burgers in a pita.
If you want to get your husband and kids on board with eating more grains that are good for you – I highly recommend testing out this recipe on them very soon.
Quinoa Burgers in a Pita
1 cup cooked quinoa
3/4 cup shredded cheddar & mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup cottage cheese
1 cup shredded zucchini
3 tablespoons all purpose flour
1 /2 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
extra virgin Olive oil for frying
In a large bowl combine the cooked quinoa, cheddar cheese, cottage cheese, zucchini, eggs, flour, scallions, sugar,pepper, cumin, salt, and garlic powder.
Mix well. Keep your batter cool until you are ready to form patties.
In a large skillet, heat about 2 tbsp. of olive oil for pan frying. Once oil is ready, form patties that are about 1/2 inch thick and place them gently into the hot oil. Fry until golden-brown, about 4 minutes on each side.
Note: your batter will be sticky, coat your hands in flour before forming the patties.
For the Burger:
Take finished quinoa burger place into halves whole wheat pita, add slices of cucumber and a dollop of non-fat greek yogurt or techina and serve.
pic from www.wholeliving.com