Sundried Tomato and Mozzarella Quinoa Burgers

Sun-dried Tomato and Mozzarella Quinoa Veggie Burgers. Crazy delicious, veggie burgers that taste full of flavour and are filling and are very easy to make gluten free and vegan!

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Sun-dried Tomato and Mozzarella Quinoa Veggie Burgers. Crazy delicious, veggie burgers that taste full of flavour and are filling and are very easy to make gluten free and vegan!

As you can see, these aren’t just any ‘ole burgers. They are Quinoa Veggie Burgers. Sun-dried Tomato and Mozzarella Quinoa Veggie Burgers. Crazy delicious, veggie burgers that taste full of flavour and are filling.

The Mr. gobbled them out – totally a yes getting him on quinoa’s good side. My mom also loved them. YES YES YES! These were the two people who were against me and my quinoa ways and I’ve converted them! Maybe I should explain why I think these burgers were so fantastic.

I did something crazy. Okay, not really, but instead of cooking the quinoa with water, I used broth. Friends, when you make quinoa with broth, amazing things happen.

Sun-dried Tomato and Mozzarella Quinoa Veggie Burgers. Crazy delicious, veggie burgers that taste full of flavour and are filling and are very easy to make gluten free and vegan!

As in, I made them instantly amazing. I had to resist eating just the bare cooked quinoa. It was so good. I saw such a huge difference in cooking them in broth over water that I will always make my quinoa this way. Since the broth was so flavourful, that provided such a delicious base for these burgers. Now, these burgers aren’t your fake frozen veggie burgers. They are firm like real burgers, but soft enough on the inside and packed with flavours of all the seasonings and the sun-dried tomatoes.

Then you get hit with the cheese. The mozzarella oozes out a bit when you break into the burger, almost as if this is a mozzarella-stuffed burger. It helps to add a delicious cheesy bite to the burgers, will being a binder at the same time. The sun dried tomatoes not only provide an insanely good flavour, but they add some beautiful specs of colour too.

Whoa. Technically speaking, this could be a pizza-esque burger with the tomatoes and cheese. And more than technically speaking, this was good. Remember when I said I was all quinoa-ed out? I was wrong.

The quinoa is back to stay for good. Oh yes. If you want an amazing quinoa burger, then these are the ones for you!

Sun-dried Tomato and Mozzarella Quinoa Veggie Burgers. Crazy delicious, veggie burgers that taste full of flavour and are filling and are very easy to make gluten free and vegan!

FUN NUTRITIONAL FACTS/HEALTH BENEFITS FOR THESE QUINOA VEGGIE BURGERS

  • Quinoa is high in protein, fiber and is gluten free. Tons of benefits, all the flavor!
  • The egg in the burgers make it high in protein and guarantee that these burgers keep you full and satisfied.
  • Want more facts about quinoa? Check out this detailed article by Authority Nutrition.

YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

Q: How do I make these quinoa veggie burgers vegan?

A: You can sub the cheese for vegan dairy mozzarella shreds, and use flax eggs instead. You will need to add a little more flour to help keep the burgers together.

Q: My burgers are falling apart. How do I make my quinoa burgers stay together?

A: Just like any other burger, you need to take care with how you mix your ingredients and form your patties. Mix well, and form the patties tightly. If your uncooked patties are too wet, add a bit more flour, re-mix, and form them again.

Q: What do I serve with quinoa burgers?

A: I’ve been asked this several times. You could serve these with my popular kale cabbage slaw, or even my homemade blue cheese dressing with a homemade cheddar burger bun. I love homemade fries on the side. Also, you can make them smaller and put them on top of a salad bowl.

 

 

P.S. Here are some of the items I used to make this recipe if you’d like to use them too:

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Sun dried Tomato and Mozzarella Quinoa Burgers

Preparation 20 min Cook Time 6 min Serves 4     adjust servings
Sundried Tomato and Mozzarella Quinoa Burgers

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 3/4 cup low part skim mozzarella shredded cheese
  • 2 sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 1/2 eggs (I usually beat a whole egg, then half it)
  • 3 tablespoons flour (you can use coconut flour for GF)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped scallion/green onions
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons oil

To cook quinoa (makes 3 cups)

Instructions

Cooking Quinoa

  1. Wash the quinoa in a mesh strainer rigorously with water.
  2. In a pan over medium high heat, add 2 teaspoons olive oil. Dry the quinoa by adding it to the pan and letting it heat up for about 2 minutes.
  3. Add the broth to the pan and the salt. Stir, and bring to a boil.
  4. Lower to medium-low heat and cover, cooking for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. When all of the water has been absorbed, the quinoa is finishing cooking.
  6. Use your fork to fluff the quinoa a bit.

Quinoa Burgers

  1. Add all of the ingredients together to the burgers.
  2. Divide into 4 burgers on a parchment paper (or just a place).
  3. Heat the oil in a large pan over medium-high heat.
  4. Test to ensure the oil is hot enough (but not burned) by breaking off a piece of one of the burgers. If it sizzles, it is hot enough.
  5. Add the burgers into the pan. Allow to cook for 2-3 minutes on one side, then flip.
  6. Cook for 2-3 minutes on this side. It should be golden brown. If not, cook for one minute extra on each side.
  7. Place on a paper towel to cool and remove excess oil.
  8. Enjoy!

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Recipe Notes

  1. These burgers are vegetarian.
  2. TO MAKE IT VEGAN
  3. You can use vegan shredded cheese such as [Daiya cheese|http://rstyle.me/n/bqge22bek9f ] and a a flax egg
  4. TO MAKE IT GLUTEN FREE I make these Gluten Free all the time by using coconut flour instead of regular flour.
  5. HOW TO STORE You can store these burgers in an air tight tupperware container in the fridge separated by wax paper. They last about 4-5 days in the fridge and taste best fresh.

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Sun-dried Tomato and Mozzarella Quinoa Veggie Burgers. Crazy delicious, veggie burgers that taste full of flavour and are filling and are very easy to make gluten free and vegan!

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112 comments

  1. Mmmm healthy & delicious! A perfect combo 🙂
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    • Jessica says:

      Thanks Tamara! 🙂

      • Cheryl says:

        I can’t find a comment button, but I just had to come back and tell you how much I love this recipe! I’m in a special eating program and quinoa is one of our staples, so I couldn’t wait to try this recipe! I made it tonight and actually forgot the eggs, but they were delicious! I love the way frying them in the pan causes a crispy coating. This is a winner. Thanks Jessica!

        • Jessica says:

          Hey Cheryl,

          I know I already replied to your email but thanks so much for your comment!! You’re so welcome and so happy to hear!!

  2. Sun dried tomatoes and quinoa in a burger, sounds amazing!! a perfect vegetarian burger!

  3. I love, LOVE cooking quinoa in chicken broth. And these burgers look so good, I bet my typically anti-quinoa boyfriend would scarf them down in no time. Yummm. 🙂

  4. I have never had quinoa burgers before. But the combination of mozzerella and sun dried tomatoes is really calling my name!! 🙂

  5. Monica says:

    This looks really incredible, Jessica! I love that crisp top on these quinoa burgers. I just want to try a quinoa burger – period! Love, love this!

  6. Happy your back on the quinoa band wagon!! I never get tired of quinoa, these burgers look so good and very moist!!

  7. These burgers look too dreamy! Wow!

  8. Gabrielle H says:

    I made this myself it is awesome! My tummy is super happy right now 😀

    I swapped black pepper for cayenne, such a great kick!

    Oh and i also formed the patties in the pan rather than on the wax paper.

  9. Gabrielle H says:

    I made this myself it is awesome! My tummy is super happy right now 😀

    I swapped black pepper for cayenne, such a great kick!

    Oh and i also formed the patties in the pan rather than on the wax paper. Made some extra to freeze for latter!

    • Jessica says:

      Yay! Thanks Gabby! So glad you enjoyed them :). Going to try cayenne pepper next time.

  10. Emanuelle says:

    Two of my favorite things… Quinoa and tomatoes.. YUM.

  11. Jessica – these are pure brilliance! I love quinoa and making them into sundried tomato burger patties? I need to try these soon!! Plus you totally rocked these photos!

  12. Sun dried tomatoes and mozzarella are such a great touch. I love these burgers and I cannot wiat to make quinoa appealing to my man.

  13. Joanne says:

    I usually don’t get TOO excited about quinoa burgers, but these practically have me jumping up and down. I love that they are cheese-STUFFED.

  14. Kelly says:

    These burgers look amazing Jessica! I love quinoa and sun-dried tomatoes and combining them into a burger is a brilliant idea along with the oozing mozzarella! Yum!

  15. Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about your aunt. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    I’m just starting to cook with quinoa and these “burgers” look delicious. 🙂
    PS I think my comments are going into your spam. 🙁

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks so much Tina 🙂 ! Omg, contact Akismet and tell them you aren’t Spam. This happened to me once when one got marked spam and I was blogged from all commenting. I will check but I get like 50 spam a day so idk if I will find them. Thanks for letting me know 🙂

      • Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner says:

        Oh wow, it happened to you too? It seems to be an issue only when I add my website info. I thought it was something on my end. Thanks for the suggestion and I’ll defintely contact them. Please don’t burden yourself looking for my other comments. I’m the same way with my spam comments. I just wanted to let you know because I’m sure there were other posts that I commented on and you didn’t see them. You have so many great ideas and I want you to know that. 🙂

        • Jessica says:

          Thanks Tina!!! I hope you get through successfully. That’s why it’s an issue because it was tracking the website. Silly Akismet – you could never be an issue 🙂 .

  16. I love cooking quinoa in broth! It gives it so much flavor. These burgers look so good!! What a fun idea for a healthy dinner. Can’t wait to try them!

  17. Veggie burgers are a favorite of mine! I cannot wait to give these a go – they look beyond amazing! So pinning these ones 😀

  18. I really need to pull out my quinoa and start making things like these fabulous burgers!

  19. Angie says:

    This looks amazing! We are going to try it out next week! Thanks for the recipe 😀

  20. Judith says:

    I just printed out this recipe and I want to try it! I think the idea of cooking the quinoa in broth is an excellent idea. I have had quinoa only a few times and there wasn’t much to it. I am looking forward to this.
    Judith

    • Jessica says:

      Hi Judith! I hope you enjoy the recipe thoroughly! Ever since cooking quinoa in broth I have a constant supply of it in my fridge!

    • Jessica says:

      And thank you!

  21. Lindsay says:

    Just found these on pinterest and made them last night. They were great! Thank you for the recipe. I had some leftover quinoa so I made them again tonight, with some additions that gave them an extra kick (I like spice). In case anyone wants to try a variation, here’s what I added to the original recipe: 1/2 tsp of cayenne pepper, 1/2 tsp of smoked paprika, and 1/2 tsp of mesquite spice blend. I also used only 1 egg and less oil for the pan. I served with a dollop of BBQ sauce. For lunch next day, I added guacamole instead of BBQ sauce, and that was also delicious. Thanks again! The addition of mozzarella was a great idea!

  22. Lindsay Pallotta says:

    Hands down, one of the newest family favorite dinners. Served with zucchini noodles and a beautiful tomato basil sauce. Beautiful, clean and satisfying meal. Let’s not forget super easy. Thank you Jessica!

    • Jessica says:

      Lindsay I’m so excited to hear that! You’re so welcome and so glad you and your family loved it!

  23. JP says:

    Made these last night and am sharing them with co-workers today. They came out really, really good. Cooking the quinoa in chicken broth was an awesome change. Thanks very much!

    • Jessica says:

      So glad you enjoyed them JP!! 🙂 You’re so welcome and thanks for the feedback!

  24. Charlotte says:

    I made these tonight and they were AMAZING!! I will definitely be making these often 🙂 Boyfriend approved as well!

    • Jessica says:

      So glad you enjoyed them Charlotte! Thanks so much for the positive feedback!

  25. Allison says:

    Hello! Quick question — did you use shredded cheese or the block or fresh mozzarella?

  26. Paty UN says:

    These look amazing good! I am a quinoa fan…quick question, what did you use to make them so pretty and round?
    Thanks!!

    • Jessica says:

      Hi Paty,

      So sorry I’m just getting your question! I just pat with them my hands actually! They hold together pretty well. 🙂

  27. Aggie says:

    Oh my goodness, I’m dying to try these. They look so delicious!!

  28. Georgia says:

    I just discovered your recipe on Pinterest 😀 and decided to give it a try, so we had the quinoa burgers for dinner this evening! It’s really, surprisingly easy to make and we all absolutely loved them! Congrats for the blog and for the yummy recipe ideas! I wanted to send you a picture but I cannot 🙁

    • Jessica says:

      Hi Georgia! I’m so glad you enjoyed them thanks for letting me know!! I would LOVE if you could email me a picture at askjessicainthekitchen@gmail.com . Thanks for your kind words and you’re most welcome !

      • Georgia says:

        Hi! I just tagged you on instagram 🙂 …you’ll see, my burgers are not as good looking as yours, but the picture was appreciated because they look really yummy!

  29. Heather Edwards says:

    do you use just shredded mozzarella or take mozzarella balls and cut them?

  30. Hello there Jessica!! I thought I would drop you a comment to let you know that I made this recipe last night and it was AMAZING! I added some sriracha and a tad of lemon to give it a nice tang and spice kick to it. I absolutely LOVED it! I also just wanted to say how much I appreciate what you are doing, for offering healthy recipes that are actually tasty and easy to make. My mom has been fighting pancreatic cancer for the last 9 months and she has had to change her diet to a full vegan diet. Tu support her, me and some other members of my family are also trying to switch to vegan or vegetarian diets so we are all in it together. That’s when I came upon your website, and I just wanted to thank you so much for the work you put into this and let you know how much I appreciate it.

    Have a great weekend!!

    –Marie

    • Jessica says:

      Hi Marie,

      Wow! I’m so glad you enjoyed my recipe so much! Thanks so much for the feedback. I love the additions you made and I really do wish for the very best for your mom in this time. Feel free to email me separately if you need anything! Have a great week!

  31. Julie Crosby says:

    I made this last Friday and we all loved it! Thanks for a new favorite recipe!

  32. Lisa says:

    Just made these for lunch today! My husband and I both really liked them and are planning to keep them in rotation, as we’re trying to incorporate more vegan and vegetarian recipes. The only issue I had was they weren’t really holding well so I added a small amount of whole wheat panko, which did the job. Thank you.

    • Jessica says:

      Hi Lisa,

      So glad you enjoyed them, and thanks for sharing your alteration!

  33. Sabrina Romero says:

    Hello! I wanted to know what i could substitute for the cheese. I can’t eat dairy but I am afraid that I might not be able to keep the burgers together and that this is a binder…

    Help please!!!

    • Jessica says:

      Hi Sabrina,

      You could definitely use vegan cheese in place of the mozzarella!

  34. Ethan says:

    It’s not vegan if it has cheese in it

    • Jessica says:

      Hi Ethan,

      I didn’t say that this was vegan. I gave an option in the recipe notes to make it vegan. Hope that helps!

  35. Ragan says:

    Hi Jessica,
    This is without a doubt one of the best recipes I’ve tried in a long time. It’s not the easiest thing to find vegetarian main dish ideas that are different, delicious and quick to make- these fit the bill. Thank you so much for sharing!

    • Jessica says:

      Hi Ragan,

      This comment made my day! Thanks SO much for sharing and I’m so glad to have helped!! You’re so welcome! <3

  36. Janice says:

    Thank you for sharing this recipe. My husband and I are new to incorporating 3-4 vegetarian recipes to our weekly meal plan and this one was a success. I wasn’t sure how to serve it. I served on burger rolls with tomato and avacado and pesto mayo on mine and Chipotle mayo for the hubby. Also I used marinated sun-dried tomatoes as I had on hand which added a little tang

    • Jessica says:

      Hi Janice,

      I’m so glad that you enjoyed my burgers!! I LOVE the way you paired it. I definitely need to try that combination! Thanks so much for your feedback.

  37. Nicole Van Zandt says:

    These were really good! I was impressed with how easy they are to make! I tossed some chopped sun-dried tomatoes into the cooking quinoa, as well, to intensify the sun-dried tomato flavor. I also added in more shredded mozzarella to the mix, and that seemed to work too. I couldn’t resist trying to up the ante on that combo! They were a tad bit dry, but in my experience most home-made veggie burgers are. This is easily remedied by serving on a bun with toppings! Or maybe adding in more egg? I certainly didn’t mind. I served them with a delicious spaghetti squash with pesto and red peppers recipe, which added moisture to the meal. THANK YOU.

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks so much for letting me know Nicole!! I love the additions you added and I need to try that spaghetti squash with pesto. You’re VERY welcome!

  38. Jim W says:

    One word “AMAZING”! These will definitely be part of my normal rotation! Thank you.

    • Jessica says:

      You’re so welcome Jim! So glad you enjoyed it and thanks for our feedback!!

  39. Catherine says:

    These are so delicious! Thank you for sharing! My husband; who is a picky eater and had never tried quinoa, even enjoyed them. I didn’t have sun-dried tomatoes on hand so I subbed fresh tomatoes. Still good! I’ll have to try the dried ones to see the difference. And I have to add that they were super quick and easy to make! Thank you!

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks so much for letting me know Catherine! I’m so glad you and your husband enjoyed! Thanks for the feedback! 🙂

  40. Patty says:

    Made these tonight. Wow!! So great. Patties were a bit moist. I added a wee bit more flour and no siracha but otherwise followed it exactly. I was worried but they held together just fine. Next time I will double the recipe! Even my non vegetarian husband loved them!

  41. Nikki says:

    o. m. g. absolutely the best quinoa/homemade veggie burger i’ve EVER HAD. including quinoa-free veggie burgers. absolutely delicious!!!!! thanks so much for this recipe, it’ll be in regular rotation around here!!!!!!!

    • Jessica says:

      Hi Nikki,

      I’m so happy to hear this!! You’re so very welcome and thanks so much for your feedback!!

  42. Vanessa says:

    THESE ARE AMAZING! I made them for a party this weekend and they were a HIT with the fellow veggies! I doubled the recipe and I found I had to add a little more flour than double but I just put flour on my hands to mild the burgers and that seemed to work well.

    • Jessica says:

      Hi Vanessa,

      SO happy to hear that!! Thanks so much for your feedback! 🙂

  43. Beki says:

    If I used marinated sun-dried tomatoes, how many should I use? I have no idea how much that 2 sundried tomatoes (called for here) measure out! Thanks, trying this week!

    • Jessica says:

      Hi Becky,

      You can still just use two! To be honest this measurement is okay to change if you want since it’s just for flavour, so it shouldn’t mess anything up. I hope that helps!

  44. m says:

    I happened to have the ingredients when i came across this recipe last week so decided to give it a try. These were DELICIOUS! I’ve already shared the recipe twice and will definitely be making these again!

    • Jessica says:

      Hi M,

      So happy to hear that!! Thanks so much for your feedback!!

  45. mary says:

    These were absolutely delicious! Even my meat eating husband loved them.

  46. Kasey says:

    This recipe is amazingggg!!! Do you know how many calories?

  47. Lucie says:

    This is one of my favorite recipes! My hubby asked for me to
    Make it tomorrow. I have all the ingredients except I have fresh mozzarella instead of shredded. What should I do? Is it still doable?! Thanks!

    • Jessica says:

      Hey Lucie,

      So happy to hear that! If you cut it into small enough pieces so it’s distributed around the burger that should work!! I hope you enjoy!!

  48. Jami says:

    This is my favorite recipe for a vegetarian sandwich! The patties are crispy on the outside and deliciously cheesy! Grab a bun, add a slice of tomato, crisp lettuce and mayo, mm so good!! Thank you!!

    Ps: no hassle to make either!

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