gluten free Vegetarian

Mexican Black Bean & Quinoa Lettuce Burgers

Have you ever tried lettuce instead of bread buns?  I like to switch it up and use lettuce as a healthier alternative to burger or Mexican night. This vegetarian burger version is packed with the goodness of quinoa, we all know how much I love quinoa. It is such a versatile ingredient to use instead of rice, meat, pasta and makes can be used in so many dishes. Now who would have thought even a quinoa burger. Black beans, capsicum, paprika, hint of chilli gives it that Mexican flair with the addition of avocado you seriously can't go wrong. 

Have you ever tried lettuce instead of bread buns?

I like to switch it up and use lettuce as a healthier alternative to burger or Mexican night. This vegetarian burger version is packed with the goodness of quinoa, we all know how much I love quinoa. It is such a versatile ingredient to use instead of rice, meat, pasta and makes can be used in so many dishes. Now who would have thought even a quinoa burger. Black beans, capsicum, paprika, hint of chilli gives it that Mexican flair with the addition of avocado you seriously can’t go wrong.

We love quick easy dinner choices during the week and Mexican or burger nights the kids get super excited about. Quinoa burgers are still a stretch for my boys so I made them homemade lean beef burgers with hidden veggies. They do like lettuce so I’m lucky though the fresh bakery bread rolls are hard to pass up.

Quinoa patties are also convenient to take to work with a salad too and keep well in the fridge for a good few days. Add the sides you like smashed avocado and natural yoghurt works so well with a squeeze of lemon or lime to top.

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Mexican Black Bean & Quinoa Lettuce Burgers

  • Servings: 4 (two each)
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Ingredients

Quinoa, Black Bean Patties 

1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa (1/2 cup uncooked)

1 cup can black beans rinsed, drained

1 cup mushrooms chopped

1/2 red capsicum diced

3 clove garlic crushed

1/2 cup red onion finely diced

1/4 cup rice flour

1 egg

1/4 cup natural yoghurt

1 tsp paprika

1/2 tsp cumin

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper or chilli powder (optional for hot)

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

Extras

16 washed baby coz lettuce leaves

1 avocado mashed

1/2 lemon cut into wedges or lime

1/2 cup natural yoghurt

Directions

  1. In a large bowl add cooked quinoa, black beans and all the remaining pattie ingredients and mix well to combine
  2. Form 8 round patties pressing firmly to mould
  3. Either pan fry on a hot pan 4-5 mins each side or bake in the oven for 10mins each side
  4. Lay one lettuce leaf down top with patties, smashed avocado, yoghurt, squeeze of lemon or lime top with another lettuce leaf
  5. repeat with remaining patties or arrange on a platter and help themselves.

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Hello I’m Caz, founder of Green Leaf Living Australia. I live in the coastal city of the Gold Coast in Queensland. Living a naturally healthy lifestyle has been my focus and passion for many years. Here I share my experiences and knowledge with you, hoping to benefit your life in someway. Whether it be by trying one of the delicious food recipes, learning about herbs and how to use them. Traditional remedies, detoxifying your home and replicating a DIY non- toxic natural product for body and home. Using essentials oils to compliment your life or just listening to some wellness tips that help me live a more mindful and balanced life. Follow along with me as I share my love of all things food, health and wellbeing as I keep things real, honest and simple.

8 comments on “Mexican Black Bean & Quinoa Lettuce Burgers

  1. These look so good! Your photos are stunning 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Looks so good!

    Like

  3. This looks both tasty and beautiful! We just started a “Hidden Veggies” Pinterest board (https://www.pinterest.com/areweadultsyet/hidden-veggies/), definitely adding this as a new fav!

    Liked by 1 person

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