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Butternut Squash Quinoa Burgers

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Butternut Squash Quinoa Burgers

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butternut squash, cooked
  • 1/4 cup quinoa, dry
  • 5 ounces feta, crumbled
  • 1 organic egg
  • 2 tablespoons walnuts, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil or organic butter
  • 1 fresh lemon
  • 4 whole wheat rolls (optional)
  • 2 cups mixed baby greens

Instructions:

  1. In a small saucepan, bring 1/2 cup water to a boil. Add quinoa, cover, and reduce heat to low. Cook until liquid is absorbed, ~ 3-5 minutes. Set aside.
  2. In a food processor, pulse butternut squash, 2 oz. feta, 1 1/2 teaspoon cumin, red pepper, cinnamon, turmeric, sea salt and pepper until just combined. Fold in the quinoa, the walnuts and the egg.
  3. Form mixture into four patties. In a large skillet, with a splash of coconut oil or organic butter cook burgers on medium heat until cooked through and crispy on the outside, 8-10 minutes per side.
  4. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine remaining feta, 1/4 teaspoon lemon zest, lemon juice from half a lemon, and dash of cumin (~1/2 teaspoon). Season with salt and pepper. Serve burgers on a whole wheat roll topped with a few baby greens and creamy feta sauce.

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