Make these vegan quinoa beet burgers and they’ll hold their own at any BBQ! They are gluten-free and full of plant protein. Top with mango and avocado!
Actually Delicious Veggie Burgers
Consider these quinoa beet burgers the anti-Boca.
All jokes aside, these beet burgers can really hold their own!
Let’s face it, homemade veggie burgers can be trouble than they’re worth. All that chopping, blending, forming, and grilling can take a ton of time when the results taste rather lackluster. However, when the flavors of a protein-packed patty do meld together perfectly, it’s SO worthwhile.
These quinoa/beet beauties are the perfect example! They’re spicy but also subtly sweet, with a nice chew and hearty mouthfeel. Walnuts pack some healthy fats, while toppings of mango, avocado, and arugula insure no texture is left behind. The juicy fruit addition may sound strange, but trust me it is worth it.
What kind of beets should I use?
Any variety of beets will work here, but traditional ones will yield that lovely purple color. If you’re out of quinoa, I’m pretty sure brown rice can substitute. Please let me know in the comments if you experiment.
Veggie burgers are a great way to enjoy summery flavors any time of year. I love whipping up a batch and freezing some for quick meals during the week. They are delicious eaten in buns, lettuce wraps, or even on top of salads! This recipe was inspired by Ambitious Kitchen and yields six burgers.