I'm excited to share this recipe with you because it's from one of my favorite blogs, the Detoxinista‘s new cookbook, Everyday Detox. This Quinoa Mushroom Burger isn't your normal veggie burger… it's even better! It's packed with protein from the quinoa and contains detoxifying properties from celery. It's also gluten-free! I don't think you could get a tastier burger that's so healthy?!
Megan Gilmore is the Detoxinista and her recipes are to die for! In her new book, Everyday Detox, she shares 100 recipes that will help you “lose weight, improve digestion, sleep better, and feel great”. I've personally made a number of her recipes and have never been disappointed. Also, if you buy this book before June 2nd, you'll receive a bonus e-book with 7 vegan recipes and a free 7 days of workouts from Physique 57. It's a win, win!
Be sure to check back this weekend as I share my chat with the Detoxinista. You'll learn some of her favorite detoxing tips, advice for kitchen newbies and what she did to recover from her biggest kitchen disaster – spilling coconut oil in her oven! Yikes! In the meantime, grab a copy of her book! The pre-order bonus ends this Tuesday!
Detoxinista's Quinoa Mushroom Burgers
- Preheat the oven to 350ºF and line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Arrange the mushrooms, carrots, and celery in a single layer on the lined baking sheet and place in the oven to dry-roast for 30 minutes.
- In the meantime, place the quinoa in a small saucepan and cover with the water. Bring to a boil, then cover, lower the heat, and cook for ı5 minutes, until all of the water has been absorbed. Remove from the heat and set aside.
- Melt the coconut oil in a skillet over medium heat and sauté the onion and garlic until tender, 8 to ı0 minutes.
- Transfer the cooked onion and garlic, roasted vegetables, and cooked quinoa to a large food processor fitted with an “S” blade. Add the cumin, chili powder, and salt and process until a uniform mixture is created. It should be sticky enough to easily form burger patties. When in doubt, err on the side of overprocessing this mixture, as it needs to be very sticky in order to not fall apart when baked.
- Divide the mixture into 4 servings (about ½ cup each) and use your hands to shape patties that are ½ inch thick. Arrange them on the lined baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and use a spatula to carefully flip them over (they will be delicate) and then return to the oven to bake for an additional ı5 minutes. The burgers are done when the outside is crisp, but the inside is still tender. Serve warm.
Reprinted with permission from Everyday Detox, by Megan Gilmore, copyright © 2015, published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. Photographs copyright © 2015 by Nicole Franzen