These Sun-dried Tomato and Mozzarella Vegan Quinoa Veggie Burgers are an absolute hit!! Rave reviews, very delicious and are full of flavour and filling!

photo of an open faced vegan quinoa veggie burgers on a plate

Does this name look familiar?! If it does then you’ve probably made my non vegan quinoa veggie burgers before! It was a top recipe on JITK for many years, and I felt like it was finally time to do a vegan version of them! 

I still remember the first time I made (the non vegan) version of these burgers. I was living at home with my parents, and I was in a quinoa phase. Eh, not so sure the phase was a good thing (I mean I had quinoa at EVERY meal), but the burgers definitely were the best part of the phase. That night I tried to make a veggie burger from the quinoa and used an egg to bind it. My family was also obsessed with sun dried tomatoes so naturally those went in and a figured to add cheese too.

uncooked veggie burger patty on a baking sheet

I gave Gav one and my mom one and we were all shocked at how well it turned out! I made some more, photographed it and put it on the blog. To be honest, I never expected it to do so well – it got great feedback comments from the very day it went up and still continues to receive love. Now that we’re all vegan in this household – we need a vegan version!

This Vegan Quinoa Veggie Burger is kind of an ode to a healthier version of like a pizza burger! The sun dried tomatoes add a divine punch of flavour, and the mozzarella is insane. I actually made one from this blog post, but you could buy it! My top choices for vegan mozzarella are Miyokos, Follow Your Heart and Daiya’s. 

photo of an open faced burger on a plate

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!
  • Quinoa is also a great healthy whole grain source.
  • The flax egg in the burgers make it high in healthy fats and guarantee that these burgers keep you full and satisfied.

YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

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 ranch dressing. I love homemade fries on the side or even some maple Brussel sprouts, or some spinach. Also, you can make them smaller and put them on top of a salad bowl.

I hope you eat up and enjoy friends! 

Vegan Quinoa Veggie Burgers (Sun-dried Tomato and Mozzarella)

Vegan Quinoa Veggie Burgers (Sun-dried Tomato and Mozzarella)

These Sun-dried Tomato and Mozzarella Vegan Quinoa Veggie Burgers are an absolute hit!! Rave reviews, very delicious and are full of flavour and filling!
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Serves: 4
Cuisine: American
Category: Dinner
Ingredients
Quinoa Burgers
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 3/4 cup vegan mozzarella shredded cheese
  • 2 sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 flax eggs
  • 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
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha (optional)
To cook quinoa (makes 3 cups):
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
Instructions
Cooking Quinoa
  • Wash the quinoa in a mesh strainer rigorously with water.
  • 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.
  • Add the broth to the pan and the salt. Stir, and bring to a boil. Lower to medium-low heat and cover, cooking for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • When all of the water has been absorbed, the quinoa is finishing cooking. Use your fork to fluff the quinoa a bit.
Quinoa Burgers
  • Add all of the ingredients together to make the burgers, stirring until thoroughly combined.
  • Divide into 4 burgers on a parchment paper (or just a place).
  • Heat the oil in a large pan over medium-high heat.
  • 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.
  • Add the burgers into the pan. Allow to cook for 2-3 minutes on one side, then flip.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes on this side. It should be golden brown. If not, cook for one minute extra on each side. Place on a paper towel to cool and remove excess oil. Enjoy!
NOTES

NOTES

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.

Tags: Dairy Free, Egg Free, quinoa, Summer, Vegan, Vegetarian Dairy Free, Egg Free, quinoa, Summer, Vegan, Vegetarian
by Jessica

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4 comments

  1. Renee says:

    I’m a new vegan (at the age of 60!) and just stumbled upon your website yesterday! I LOVE your story, your aesthetic, and your content, and have been exploring recipe after recipe. This is just what I needed, so thank you for being here.

    I am going to go all-in on your recipes this weekend and am planning to do some meal prep. These burgers -like so much else on your site – look outstanding, but I have a question. Under the “Notes” section you reference storing these in the fridge. Do you suggest storing them cooked or uncooked? Also, can they be frozen either cooked or uncooked? Thanks.

    Renee

    • Courtney | Jessica in the Kitchen says:

      Hi Renee!
      Welcome to the Vegan Family! We’re so happy you’ve been enjoying exploring the blog! You can store them cooked for up to 4-5 days. You can also freeze them. We haven’t tested that as yet, but feel free to let us know how it goes!

  2. b says:

    Best non meat burger I have made. Loved them, served with corn on the cob (fresh from the field this morning) this time but will serve with salad next time.

    Rating: 5
    • Courtney | Jessica in the Kitchen says:

      Hi!!! We’re so happy you enjoyed it!! Thanks for sharing!

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