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Quinoa Veggie Sliders

Updated on July 29, 2014

Quinoa Veggie Sliders are a great little dish for using all of your vegetable leftovers. I chose carrots and spinach, but you can use whatever you may have on hand such as broccoli, bell peppers or zucchini. These can be made a day ahead and when you are ready, they sure do cook up nice and quickly. 

If you have never cooked with Quinoa (keen-wah) before, you will enjoy the nutty flavor and versatility. Quinoa is not a whole grain but a seed which is gluten-free and can be substituted in a variety of dishes for rice, couscous and whole grains.

Tip: For extra spicy sliders, add a pinch of ground red pepper to the mix or serve with hot sauce.

Serving Size

Serves: Makes 10 sliders

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh spinach
  • 1/4 cup grated carrots
  • 1 cup fine bread crumbs
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • olive oil

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl combine quinoa, eggs, garlic, onion, salt and pepper.
  2. Fold in remaining ingredients (except olive oil) until well mixed.
  3. Shape into 10 slider size patties.
  4. Heat olive oil in a large frying pan.
  5. Cook 8-10 minutes on each side over medium heat.
  6. Serve on a bed of salad greens or on slider rolls with lettuce and tomato.

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      Merry Citarella 3 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      This looks so good. I'll have to buy some quinoa next visit to the store. Thanks for sharing this!

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      Cheryl Paton 3 years ago from West Virginia

      Sounds interesting.