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Purple Sweet Potato Quinoa Burgers

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Purple Sweet Potato Quinoa Burgers

Recipe characteristics

  • Easy to make
  • Healthy, flavorful and packed with nutrients
  • High in fiber
  • For a whole-food plant-based option bake in the oven without oil
  • Serve on gluten-free buns and top with plant-based yogurt
  • Dietary requirements: plant-based, gluten-free, and soy-free

Notes on ingredients

You can find a complete list of ingredients with exact amounts and instructions in the recipe card below.
  • Purple sweet potatoes: Purple sweet potatoes need to be baked in advance. Check How to bake purple sweet potatoes for instructions. 
  • Quinoa: Feel free to either use white, red, or tri-color quinoa. Just make sure you give the quinoa a really good rinse before cooking to get rid of the bitter saponins. Check How to cook quinoa for instructions. Note: You need to measure quinoa after it has been cooked. 
  • Garlic: Be sure to use fresh finely minced garlic for the most flavor. 
  • Parsley: Fresh is the best!
  • Green peas: You can use fresh, canned or previously frozen. I used frozen peas. Check How to cook frozen peas for instructions. 
  • Rolled oats: Always make sure to buy certified gluten-free rolled oats to avoid possible cross-contamination.
  • Chickpea flour: Look for chickpea flour otherwise know as garbanzo bean flour. Chickpea flour is my favorite – it is high in protein (1 cup contains more than 20 g of protein), fiber, and micronutrients and is lower in carbs and calories than traditional wheat flour.
  • Ground almonds: Use plain, raw almonds with no added oil or salt.

Purple Sweet Potato Quinoa Burgers

Purple sweet potatoes

Here’s why you should include this amazing root vegetable in your diet:

  • Purple sweet potatoes make an excellent addition to a healthy diet and provide a number of health benefits.
  • They are a good source of beta-carotene but are an even richer source of anthocyanin pigments, which act as antioxidants that can help reduce inflammation and boost your immune system.
  • They have a rich, almost winey flavor with a creamy texture.
  • This nutritious ingredient can be prepared in both sweet and savory dishes.

How to make it

You can find a complete list of ingredients with exact amounts and instructions in the recipe card below.
  • Place baked and peeled purple sweet potatoes into a large bowl.
  • Add cooked quinoa, cooked green peas, garlic, and parsley to the bowl. Season with salt.
  • Stir together until all ingredients are distributed evenly.
  • Add rolled oats, chickpea flour, and ground almonds and mix until all is well combined (you may have to use your hands for this). Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.
  • Divide the mixture into 8 equal portions and form 8 big patties.

 

Purple Sweet Potato Quinoa Burgers

How to cook it

Stove top

  • Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a non-stick frying pan over medium heat and cook on each side for about 2-3 minutes until golden.

In the oven

  • Preheat oven to 180° C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Coat each patty with 1 teaspoon olive oil (for oil-free option, omit oil) and place burgers in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake the patties for approx. 20-30 minutes, flipping halfway through.

Serving suggestion

  • Serve on gluten-free buns with vegetables and top with plant-based yogurt.

Purple Sweet Potato Quinoa Burgers

Tips and how-tos

How to bake purple sweet potatoes
  • Preheat oven to 200°C.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Wash 2-3 medium-sized purple-flashed sweet potatoes thoroughly and pat them dry with a dishtowel.
  • Place on a baking sheet and put them in the oven to bake for 30-45 minutes depending on size.
  • Check at 30 minutes by inserting a fork into the center. They should be soft. If not, return to the oven and check again in 10 minutes.
  • Let them cool down a bit before peeling (you’ll need approx. 200 g of purple sweet potato flesh for this recipe).
How to cook quinoa
  • Rinse quinoa using a fine mesh strainer, then drain it completely.
  • Place quinoa in a small pan or a medium pot with water.
  • Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook for approx. 15-20 minutes.
  • Remove from heat. If there is any liquid left, drain it well and let it cool down completely.
How to cook frozen green peas
  • Add enough water to cover the peas.
  • Bring the water to the boil.
  • Cover the pan and allow the peas to simmer for 3 minutes.
  • Drain the peas and shake them in a strainer to get rid of any excess water.
  • Let them cool for 10-15 minutes so they are easy to handle.
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Purple Sweet Potato Quinoa Burgers

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Purple Sweet Potato Burgers

Purple Sweet Potato Quinoa Burgers

Nensi Beram
Purple Sweet Potato Quinoa Burgers are high in fiber, flavorful and packed with nutrients. Serve on gluten-free buns with vegetables and top with plant-based yogurt.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Cuisine Gluten-free, Vegan
Servings 8
Calories 117 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 200 g baked purple sweet potatoes without skin
  • 100 g cooked quinoa Note: You need to measure quinoa after it has been cooked. 
  • 50 g cooked green peas
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 20 g rolled oats
  • 60 g chickpea flour
  • 50 g ground almonds
  • salt to taste

Instructions
 

How to bake purple sweet potatoes

  • Preheat oven to 200°C.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Wash 2-3 medium-sized purple-flashed sweet potatoes thoroughly and pat them dry with a dishtowel.
  • Place on a baking sheet and put them in the oven to bake for 30-45 minutes depending on size.
  • Check at 30 minutes by inserting a fork into the center. They should be soft. If not, return to the oven and check again in 10 minutes.
  • Let them cool down a bit before peeling (you'll need approx. 200 g of purple sweet potato flesh for this recipe).

How to cook quinoa

  • Rinse quinoa using a fine mesh strainer then drain it completely.
  • Place quinoa in a small pan or a medium pot with water.
  • Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook for approx. 15-20 minutes.
  • Remove from heat. If there is any liquid left, drain it well and let it cool down completely.

How to cook frozen green peas

  • Add enough water to cover the peas.
  • Bring the water to the boil.
  • Cover the pan and allow the peas to simmer for 3 minutes.
  • Drain the peas and shake them in a strainer to get rid of any excess water.
  • Let them cool for 10-15 minutes so they are easy to handle.

How to make burgers

  • Place baked purple sweet potatoes into a large bowl.
  • Add cooked quinoa, cooked green peas, garlic, and parsley to the bowl. Season with salt.
  • Stir together until all ingredients are distributed evenly.
  • Add rolled oats, chickpea flour, and ground almonds and mix until all is well combined (you may have to use your hands for this). Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.
  • Divide the mixture into 8 equal portions and form 8 big patties.

How to cook

    Stove top

    • Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a non-stick frying pan over medium heat and cook on each side for about 2-3 minutes until golden.

    In the oven

    • Preheat oven to 180° C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    • Coat each patty with 1 teaspoon olive oil (for oil-free option, omit oil) and place burgers in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.
    • Bake the patties for approx. 20-30 minutes, flipping halfway through.

    Serving suggestion

    • Serve on gluten-free buns with vegetables and top with plant-based yogurt.
    Did you make this recipe?Please leave a comment below and let us know how it was. We are very grateful for your feedback.

    Nutrition facts

    Nutrition Facts
    Purple Sweet Potato Quinoa Burgers
    Serving Size
     
    8
    Amount per Serving
    Calories
    117
    % Daily Value*
    Fat
     
    4
    g
    6
    %
    Sodium
     
    20
    mg
    1
    %
    Carbohydrates
     
    16
    g
    5
    %
    Fiber
     
    3
    g
    13
    %
    Sugar
     
    3
    g
    3
    %
    Protein
     
    5
    g
    10
    %

    * The nutritional information provided is calculated automatically and should be used as an estimate.

    Keyword purple sweet potatoes recipe, purple vegan burgers, sweet potato burgers

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