Recipe of the Week- 12.14.15


Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Yields: 6

Ingredients for patties:

  • 1.5 cups cooked quinoa

  • 1.5 cups of cooked sweet potato

  • 1 small zucchini, grated

  • 1/2 cup diced onion

  • 1/2 cup whole wheat breadcrumbs

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 tbsp olive oil or nonstick cooking spray for cooking

Ingredients for avocado lime dressing:

  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled and sliced

  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)

  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil

  • ¼ cup lime

  • ¼ cup honey

  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro (or to taste)

  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions for patties:

1) Boil sweet potatoes until tender (Peel and cube first)

2) Cook quinoa according to the package.

3) Drain sweet potatoes and let cool.

4) In a food processor or vitamix, grate onion and zucchini and place in a large bowl when done.

5) Add the cooked quinoa, sweet potato, lemon juice, and a pinch of salt and pepper and pulse until mixture is in a rough paste.

6) Add the ingredients from the food processor to the large bowl with the zucchini and onion. Mix well.

7) Form the mixture into 6 large patties.

8) In a large skillet or on a grill, cook the patties with a drizzle of olive oil for 5-6 minutes per side until they are brown and crispy.

9) Top with the avocado lime dressing for more taste.

10) Enjoy!

Instructions for the avocado lime dressing:

1) Using your hands or a blender (vitamix), combine all of the ingredients and then puree until smooth.

2) Refrigerate when done.

Quinoa patties inspired by: http://www.macheesmo.com/sweet-potato-quinoa-veggie-burgers/

Avocado lime dressing inspired by: http://www.thekitchenmagpie.com/homemade-honey-lime-garlic-avocado-dressing/

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