Easy Quinoa Chickpea Patties

Crispy chickpea quinoa patties are loaded with plant-based protein and fiber, contain hidden veggies, are super adaptable, and can be pan-fried, baked, or air fried until golden & crisp!

Ingredients – 1 Tbsp of flaxseed meal – 1 ½ Tbsp of warm water – 1 C of cooked quinoa – 1 C of cooked chickpeas – 1 C of finely processed (chopped) veggies (I used kale, onions & carrots) – ¼ cup of all-purpose flour (or flour of choice) – 1 tsp of curry powder – ½ tsp of cumin – ½ tsp of cayenne pepper – Salt and pepper to taste – Buns (optional) – Burger toppings

Instructions – Add the flaxseed meal to a small bowl. Add water and mix well. Set in the fridge for 10 minutes. – In a larger bowl, combine all the ingredients to form the veggie burger mixture, including your flaxseed meal mixture. If it’s too dry (depending on which veggies you’re using, you can add a TINY dash of water. You don’t want it to be too wet. If it is too wet and you cannot easily form patties, add a little bit of flour until you are happy with your mixture. Using a ¼ cup scoop, add your mixture and form your veggie burger patties into 6 to 8 burgers.

Instructions – In a skillet heated over medium heat, add a drop of cooking oil/spray and cook veggie burgers until each side is golden brown. It should be around 3 minutes per side. – Optionally, place the finished veggie burger on your favorite toasted bun and load on the toppings (lettuce, tomato, avocado, hot sauce, etc.).