Well it certainly has been a weekend of firsts!
I don't know about anyone else, but my kids are awfully picky when it comes to food.
I have to artfully find ways of getting the veggies into them.
Tonight we tried out Quinoa Burgers (click link for original recipe site). If you are unfamiliar with quinoa check out this link here.
It is called a superfood. Very high in protein, it is wonderful for vegetarians.
What I like most about this recipe is that I have practically all the ingredients on hand.
That and you can make little additions to change it up a little. We enjoyed ours with a little tzatziki on them. As you can see by the last photo...it was a hit. (even with the kidlets)!
2 rounded cups cooked quinoa
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese
1 medium carrot, finely grated (OR 1 cup shredded zucchini, squeezed dry)
3 tablespoons all purpose flour
2 green onions, including white parts
1 /2 teaspoon Splenda or sugar
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
Olive oil for frying
In a large bowl combine the cooked quinoa, cheddar cheese, cottage cheese, carrot, eggs, flour, green onions, Splenda, pepper, cumin, salt, and garlic powder.
Heat a frying pan and a couple teaspoons olive oil over medium-low heat. Mixture will be slightly sticky, so using a 1/4 cup measuring cup, drop mixture into pan and lightly flatten to 1/2 inch thick. Fry until golden-brown, about 4 minutes on each side. Makes approx. 10 burgers.