Summer is officially underway, and we’re turning up the heat on your grilled meatless dinners. The grill (or frying pan) is about to become a meat-free zone. Even non-vegetarians won’t be able to deny the appeal of these seven veggie burgers awaiting them. Follow the recipes to a T, or give the burgers tantalizing toppings of your choosing. Serve alongside french fries, chips, coleslaw, or salad for a tempting summer meal.
1. Quinoa-Feta Burgers
When you have Eating Well‘s recipe, there is no need to pick up your quinoa burgers in the frozen food section for your vegetarian cookout. Infused with feta cheese and seasoned with fresh ingredients like parsley, the burgers will be beyond what you’d buy pre-made, and you can garnish with grilled onions and radicchio, if desired. This dish makes about six servings.
- 1 can (15 ounces) kidney beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 shallot, minced
- 1 carrot, finely grated
- 3 cups cooked quinoa
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- 3 tablespoons crumbled feta
- 1 teaspoon coarse salt
- 2 egg whites, lightly whisked
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 6 whole-wheat buns, grilled
- Whole-grain mustard, for serving
- Grilled onions, for serving (optional)
- Radicchio, for serving (optional)
Directions: In a bowl, mash beans into a thick paste and mix in shallot, carrot, quinoa, parsley, feta, salt, and egg whites. Form mixture into six patties and chill 30 minutes. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a skillet over medium-high heat directly on grill grates or on stove top, and cook patties until golden (add remaining tablespoon oil if cooking in batches), 4-5 minutes per side. Serve on buns with mustard, grilled onions, and radicchio.