I'm a firm believer in you get out what you put in (although I don't always practice what I preach!) but in the summer its so much easier to eat well, and you always feel better. I absolutely adore quinoa, but am never sure how to cook it other than sticking it in a salad. I first came across this recipe on Pinterest, and have adapted it as I've cooked it. Its quick, easy and delicious. Try it out!
Quinoa and Goats Cheese Burgers
- 2 1/2 cups/12 oz/340 g cooked quinoa
- 4 large eggs, beaten
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup/.5 oz /15 g finely chopped spring onions
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 1/3 cup/.5 oz/15g goats cheese
- 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 1 cup/3.5 oz /100 g bread crumbs
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
Throw the quinoa, eggs, and salt in a bowl and add both onions, the goats cheese and garlic. Add the bread crumbs, stir, and let sit for a few minutes so the crumbs can absorb some of the moisture. At this point, you should have a mixture you can easily form into 1-inch/2.5cm thick burgers.
Heat the oil and fry the patties till they are brown on both sides. Takes about 6 mins on high for both sides.
I served mine with a spoonful of crème fraiche and half an avocado, although I think if you wanted to opt for a meat version a slice of chorizo or parma ham would add a little extra flavour.
Whats your favourite summer recipe?