The Best Quinoa Veggie Burger Recipe (Vegan)

How to ensure that meat-loving boyfriend and vegetarian girlfriend eat dinner together? The answer is simple: create dishes that sound like they contain meat... and surprise them with how good they taste!

This weekend my house was completely meat-free, thanks to a few good recipes and crisp fall air that encourages creations such as stuffed butternut squash... and burgers.

Not only were these burgers quick, they were delicious, alkaline (check out the importance of an alkaline body in a previous post), vegan and easy to make! Without further adieu, here is the best Vegan Quinoa Burger recipe*:

What You Will Need:

  • ½ cup of rinsed Quinoa
  • 1 cup gluten-free flour (Quinoa Flour, Amaranth Flour, Millet Flour etc.)
  • 2 Tbs raw coconut oil
  • 2 medium cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1 medium to large red onion, minced
  • 3 cups of organic spinach (or collards, stems removed), finely chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and minced
  • 1/2 bell pepper (red or orange), seeds removed and minced
  • 2 stalks of celery, minced
  • 1 Tbs of Cumin
  • Sea salt (to taste)
  • ½ tsp. stone ground pepper


  1. Bring quinoa and water to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer, with the lid on until cooked (approx. 15 minutes)
  2. In a frying pan, heat 1/2 of the allocated coconut oil with the garlic and onions (approx. 3 minutes)
  3. Add the greens (spinach, collards etc.), carrots, bell pepper and celery, cook for 2 minutes and then add the cumin
  4. Take the quinoa and add in a sprinkle of cumin and pepper
  5. Add the quinoa to the frying pan, and adjust seasonings (salt, maybe some cayenne pepper if you like it spicy)
  6. Turn off the heat, place contents into a mixing bowl and add the flour to the veggie quinoa mix - stir well until everything is coated - set aside
  7. Clean the frying pan while the mixture cools
  8. Then, heat the pan on high and add the rest of the coconut oil
  9. Make patties from the mixture in the bowl (approximately 3 inches in diameter)
  10. Cook each burger on both sides until brown and crispy
Bon apetit, Lovelies!



*The recipe is a combination of 3 different burger recipes I've tried, I hope you enjoy this version!

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  • Heather

    delicious – I am a huge lover of quinoa, so this was great, but it became perfect when my children loved them! Thank you.

    • Living Pretty Naturally

      My pleasure! It is always good news when you can cook healthy and the whole family enjoys :-D xx

  • Jeni

    Thank you! Made these last night – my first attempt at homemade vegan burgers…. Pretty easy & DEEEELISH!!!

    • Living Pretty Naturally

      Hoorah!!! So glad you liked them!! xx

  • checkmeoutm

    Thank you so much for sharing!! Made those tonight and the burgers turned out awesome!!! And healthy too didn’t use much oil!

    • Living Pretty Naturally

      So glad to hear it :-D !!

  • rambo

    Thank you for sharing this. It was super great. just made one change and added sliced mushrooms.

    • Living Pretty Naturally

      Love! Good adds! xx

  • Dhwani Gandhi

    If we don’t add eggs is it fine??

    • Living Pretty Naturally

      Yes, you can use flax and water to do binding! xx

  • Mayank

    this was awesome… i just tried it at home.. cheers :D

    • Living Pretty Naturally

      Wonderful! xx



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