Black Bean & Quinoa Burgers

This is definitely one of the best plant-based burgers I have tried. It is an easy way to pack proteins, and some Omega 3 into your meal.

These burgers freeze well, so you may want to make an extra batch for those “no-cook”, lazy or busy days.

Black bean & quinoa burgers

Recipe by Sara LimCourse: MainsDifficulty: Easy


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If you are inviting a bunch of friends over to share your meal, this is a delicious, easy meal to make and I guarantee, they are sure to be impressed. I love to have it with wholemeal burgers and potato or sweet potato chips. This is a sure way of replacing your carvings for a traditional hamburger meal with a healthy delicious plant-based meal.


  • ¾- 1 cup cooked quinoa

  • 1 ½ cooked or canned black beans, drained

  • ½ cup chopped onions

  • 3 gloves chopped garlic

  • ½ cup fresh herbs (basil, or cilantro or parsley)

  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast

  • ½ teaspoons salt

  • 2 tablespoons hemp seeds

  • 2 Tablespoon flax seeds

  • Oats ( only to be used if the mixture is too wet)


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C)
  • Pulse all the ingredients in a food processor till well mixed but not too fine
  • Pinch some of the mixture to test if they hold well together. If too dry, add a little water (1 tablespoon at a time). If too wet, add a little oats
  • Remove the mixture and shape into 4 equal balls and press down to form a burger shape.
  • Transfer to a baking tray lined with parchment paper or silicone tray
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes until mixture is brown
  • Enjoy!


  • This will keep in the fridge for about a week and in the freezer for up to 2 months
  • You could serve the burger in a lettuce instead of a bun, or I sometimes serve it in a wrap with loads of salad vegetables. If you serve it in a bun, you could add smashed avocado and browned onions

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