Spicy Cauliflower Burgers

Spicy Cauliflower Burgers

Serving Size: 12

Nutritional Information: Nutrition Facts per serving (1 burger; not including bun or toppings): 127 calories, 6 g total fat, 2 g saturated fat, 280 mg sodium, 14 g total carbohydrates, 2 g fiber, 0 g sugar, 5 g protein

Qty Ingredient
3/4 cupquinoa, uncooked
1 1/4 cupwater
2 tablespoonsolive oil
6 cupscauliflower rice
1 tablespoonscumin
2 teaspoonspaprika
1 teaspooncayenne pepper
2 clovesgarlic, minced
3/4 cupPanko bread crumbs
3/4 cuppepper jack cheese
3 eggs
1/2 teaspoonsalt

Directions:

  • In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, combine quinoa with water and cook until water is absorbed, about 20 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  • Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large saut√© pan over medium heat. Add in cauliflower, cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper and garlic and cook for 5 to 6 minutes or until slightly tender.
  • In a large bowl, combine quinoa, cauliflower, bread crumbs, cheese, eggs and salt. Form into 12 patties.
  • On a grill, or in a nonstick pan over medium heat, cook the burgers until golden brown on each side, flipping carefully - about 4 to 5 minutes per side.
  • Serve on whole-wheat buns with toppings of choice.
*Toppings (optional): purple cabbage, cilantro, Bolthouse Farms salsa ranch salad dressing, whole-wheat buns.