Happy weekend all! The recipe of the day is Butternut Squash, Quinoa & Chia Seed Burgers. Not only these are super healthy, but they taste heavenly! They’re packed with yummy ingredients and spices and make a perfect nutritious meal – quinoa, chia seeds and turmeric, the main ingredients here.
And because it’s a Super Bowl weekend, I think these would make an amazing healthy snack for those of you watching the scales. They’re really filling so I decided to serve them on their own, without any buns. I added some avocado, red onions, fresh coriander and garlic mayo. If you prefer, you can also add some cheese on top. Oh, but there’s already cheese inside the burgers – lots of Parmesan cheese. 🙂
Here’s my suggestion for Super Bowl snacking:
These are just some of the recipes I like. For more recipe ideas, just check my website. All of them are quick, easy and super tasty. 🙂
Of course, I had my burgers with lots of hot sauce, just couldn’t help it. 🙂 But as far as I know spicy food is good for you, isn’t it? 🙂
I used red quinoa as I like it better than the regular. I really have been using lots of quinoa recently so I made a plan. What I do is cook a pot with quinoa in advance and then when I need it, just add it to soups, salads, stews and burgers. There’s no need for cooking – quick, easy and very convenient. 🙂 And apparently they’re some yummy desserts with quinoa which I haven’t tried yet but would love to. 🙂 So stock up on quinoa and let’s get cooking. 🙂 The weekend is too short so we all need good food and rest to charge our batteries and start the busy week ahead. 🙂
Here’s what you need to make these healthy and delicious Butternut Squash, Quinoa & Chia Seed Burgers.
- 400g butternut squash, cooked and mashed
- 150g quinoa, cooked
- 50g chia seeds
- 100g Parmesan cheese, grated
- 1 avocado, sliced
- 1 tomato, sliced
- ½ red onion, sliced
- 2 eggs
- 2tbsp olive oil
- 2tsp turmeric
- salt and pepper
- fresh coriander leaves
- garlic mayo, if wished
- Preheat the oven to 200°C.
- In a bowl, place the quinoa, squash, chia seeds and eggs. Mix well and add the Parmesan cheese, olive oil and spices.
- Make burger patties and place them on a greased baking tray.
- Cook in the oven for about 20 minutes or until ready.
- Garnish with the avocado, tomato, onion and mayo. Add some fresh coriander leaves and serve.
A quick question – what are your favourite recipes for St Valentine’s Day? Do you stick with chocolate or mix things up? I’d love to here your thoughts. 🙂