I may have a hummus problem. The other day I realized I’d eaten hummus, as part of a meal, 4 days in a row. I know there are worse things to claim, but 4 days in a row? That’s nearly a week. Wonder if I can keep the streak going (I’ve also eaten chocolate about 40 days in a row) …
Anyway, I digress. The other night for dinner I was happy to have enough time to put together something vegetarian-friendly, flavorful and also that would serve as a side dish for B. I’d seem some recipes for hummus/quinoa tabbouleh and quinoa burgers and decided to combine both. They are somewhat crumbly but mine held together pretty well and were pretty flavorful without too many spices.
Warning – I took these pictures with my phone, per usual. They came out pretty gnarly (yes, worse than some of the other food pics I take) but the recipe was so delicious I had to post it. B asked I could make these again so I declare that a success :)
Here’s what you need:
- 1 c quinoa (cooked)
- ½ c hummus
- ½ c finely diced red pepper
- 3 green onions, finely chopped
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 TBS flaxseed
- 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
- 1-2 TBS olive oil
Here’s what you do:
- Combine quinoa, hummus, red pepper, garlic and green onions in a bowl. Mix well.
- Add in flaxseed to help bind the mixture. Add in crushed red pepper flakes (optional if you like heat).
- Form mixture into four to five even sized patties and place on a well-greased plate. Store in refrigerator for 30 minutes to one hour. (I put it in the freezer for about 20 minutes) This will help the patties harden.
- Heat a pan with olive oil over medium to medium-high heat and add olive oil once heated. Carefully add patties to pan and brown each side for about 4-6 minutes. Be careful when flipping – patties are crumbly and you may need to reshape them if they start to come apart.
- Serving suggestion: I had 2 as a main meal and served with spinach, roasted red pepper, more hummus, tomato, and hot sauce. They’d also be delicious with a garlic yogurt sauce. B had his as a side dish to some chicken with Greek spices. I’ll be doubling the recipe next time!
Some questions for you:
- Are you on any food-eating streaks?
- Are you a hummus fan? Yes! I also really love baba ghanoush, its smoky eggplant cousin.
- Do you make your own hummus? Actually, most of the time I find it easier and just as tasty to just buy it. If you find a brand you like – stick to it! The hummus from the recipe above was from a stand at the West Side Market and it was delicious.
- Favorite veggie burger recipe? Come on, I’m looking for a new one!