Quinoa Burgers with Kale Slaw

Dinner, Lunch, Vegan

Try making this tasty Quinoa Burgers with Kale Slaw dish for lunch.  These burgers are a high fiber, super food made from red lentils and quinoa.  And the kale slaw is rich in antioxidants and drizzled with an amazing ranch dressing.



Quinoa Burgers with Kale Slaw

½ cup of quinoa, dry
½ cup of red lentils, dry
1/5 teaspoon of turmeric
1/5 teaspoon of smoked paprika
1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning
½ cup of water
2 egg replacers or 2 tablespoons of flax seeds
1-2 tablespoons of olive oil
Kale Slaw:
2-3 cups of Kale in a bag
1 clove of garlic, minced
1/3 cup of vegan mayo
10 basil leaves
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
Sprinkle Black Pepper
Quinoa Burgers: In a large pot of water add 1.5 cups of water, add the quinoa and red lentils.  Combine ingredients and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes or until the water is completely evaporated.
-Prepare Kale Slaw: Wash and dry the kale green leaves, then set aside.  In a small bowl, add the dressing ingredients, whisk until combined.
-Add the cooked quinoa and lentils into a bowl and fluff to release the steam.  Let the quinoa and lentils cool for about 30 minutes.
-In a medium size bowl, add the quinoa and lentil mixture, Italian seasoning and 2 egg replacers.  -In a small bowl, add egg replacers, (Bobs Red Mill), according to directions on packaging.  You can also use flax seeds with 2 tablespoons of water, let it thicken up then add the quinoa mixture. Mix with a spatula or your hands to knead until the egg replacer is incorporated very well.
-Add 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil to a cast iron pan then heat pan, then divide into 4 round thick large patties.  Place patties in the hot pan.  Fry for 3-5 minutes on one side then flip for another 3-5 minutes on the other side until golden.
-Remove the patties from the pan then place on a plate.
-In a medium size bowl, add the kale slaw and dressing.  Toss salad ingredients well then place on a serving plate. Top with a quinoa burger, shredded carrot and a dollop of hummus. Enjoy!

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