Enjoy the taste of summer with a veggie burger that’ll make you want to fire up the grill every night of the week. Made with white quinoa, these plant-based burgers are loaded with protein, fiber and delicious smoky flavor. Top with your favorite flavor of Avocado Oil Mayo and enjoy!
Chosen Foods Veggie Burgers with Avocado Oil Mayo and Fixings
- 2 tbsp Chosen Foods Avocado Oil
- ½ large red onion (about 1 cup), chopped
- 5 cloves garlic , chopped
- 2 tbsp tomato paste
- 2 tbsp ketchup
- ½ cup pecans or walnuts , toasted
- 1 cup cooked quinoa
- 1- 8 oz. block tempeh, broken up (1 cup cooked brown rice can substitute)
- ¼ cup fresh basil leaves, or other fresh herbs such as cilantro or parsley
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- ½ tsp fine sea salt
- Black pepper to taste
- Chosen Foods Avocado Oil Spray for grilling
- Hamburger buns, of your choice
- Chosen Foods Avocado Oil Mayo
- Mashed and sliced avocado
- Sliced red onion
- Pickled red chiles
- Arugula leaves
Make the veggie patties: Heat the avocado oil over medium heat, add the red onion and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent, about 8 minutes. Add the tomato paste and ketchup, cook for 3 minutes, and set aside.
In a food processor, add the toasted nuts and pulse into fine crumbs. Add the quinoa, tempeh, cooked tomato paste mixture, basil, lime juice, salt, and pepper to the machine and pulse until a thick and chunky mass forms. The mixture should resemble a very smooth dough that holds together well when pinched. Taste to adjust for seasonings with salt and pepper.
Heat a grill to 450°F and form the mixture into five ½ cup sized patties. Place the patties on a sheet of tinfoil on the grill and spray each side generously with avocado oil spray. Cover the grill, and cook for 3 minutes per side until the patties are firm enough to transfer from the foil and onto the grates of the grill for a final sear. Continue grilling for a few minutes longer until the patties are grill marked on each side. They should be evenly browned and crispy on the edges. Transfer to a plate and serve burgers with a generous spread of Chosen Foods Avocado Mayo along with desired accompaniments.
*The veggie patties will keep well covered in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.