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Vegetarian potato and quinoa burger

Mandy Mazliah
This vegan quinoa burger recipe with potatoes, herbs and spices is our new favourite dinner. It's quick to make, tastes great and is so easy that the kids can even make their own. 
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine International
Servings 6


  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 100 g quinoa cooked and drained
  • 2 medium white potatoes peeled and cooked
  • 1 onion peeled and chopped
  • 30 g flat leaf parsley finely chopped
  • 1.5 tbsp cornflour
  • 1.5 tbsp garam masala or curry powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • Pinch salt and pepper

To serve

  • 2 gherkins sliced
  • 2 ripe tomatoes sliced
  • 4 burger buns
  • lettuce
  • sweet potato wedges


  • Pre-heat the oven to 180°C (fan)/200°C/gas mark 6. Cook 100g quinoa according to the packet instructions and set aside. Boil your 2 chopped potatoes until soft, drain and set aside.
  • Heat up the oil in a large sauté pan and soften the chopped onion. When cooked put into a large bowl.
  • Add the cooked quinoa and potato.
  • Finely chop 30g flat leaf parsley and add to the dough. Next add 1.5 tbsp cornflour, 1 tsp ground cumin and 1.5 tbsp garam masala. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Mash everything together well until it comes together into a dough.
  • Use your hands to roll the dough into six* balls and press flat gently. Put the burgers on a baking sheet covered with baking paper and bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes, turning halfway.
  • Serve in a bun with gherkins, tomato and lettuce and sweet potato wedges on the side.


*NB: this recipe makes six small patties. I usually make two larger ones and three smaller ones to suit our family. You can scale up this recipe if you have more people to feed or are feeding all adults.
Keyword quinoa burger
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