Quinoa & Kale Eggplant Burger Recipe

Quinoa & Kale Eggplant Burger Recipe

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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course lunch, Snack
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 8 people
Calories 288 kcal


For the eggplant buns

  • 2 eggplants sliced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

For the burgers

  • 140 g quinoa
  • 300 ml vegetable stock
  • 100 g kale stalks removed & leaves roughly chopped
  • 8 tbs olive oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 50 g sun dried tomatoes in oil,drained
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil chopped

To serve

  • 2 tomatoes sliced
  • 1 red onion sliced
  • 4 tbsp burger sauce of choice
  • handful arugula


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).Prepare a baking sheet lined with baking paper.
  • Place the slices of eggplant on the baking sheet, drizzle with the olive oil, and bake in the hot oven for 15 minutes.
  • Place the quinoa and vegetable stock in a pot, bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for about 15 minutes. Take off the heat and set aside to cool.
  • Bring a separate pot of water to the boil. Add the kale and simmer for 6 to 8 minutes, then drain well and squeeze out excess water.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a small skillet over a medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 5 minutes ,then add the garlic and cook for 1 minute more, until the onion has softened.Place the onion mixture into a large bowl along with the cooked quinoa and kale. Add the sun dried tomatoes and basil and mix well to combine. Using your hands, form the mixture into 8 even-sized burgers.
  • Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a non-stick skillet over a medium heat. Working in batches, fry the burgers for 5 minutes on each side, until crisp and golden.
  • To assemble the burgers, use 2 slices of eggplant as buns, add the sliced tomato, red onion and arugula andtop with your favorite burger sauce.


Calories: 288kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 5gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 13gSodium: 169mgPotassium: 736mgFiber: 7gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 1695IUVitamin C: 23mgCalcium: 69mgIron: 2mg
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