Beet & Quinoa burger (Vegan)

This yummy recipe is brought to you courtesy Sasha from the @thesashadiaries (Instagram). 


Beet and Quinoa burger (Vegan)



  • 300g steamed beet root, 1 packet
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp smoked paprika 
  • 1 tsp pink Himalayan salt
  • 1 cup quinoa, cooked
  • 1/4 cup wholemeal bread crumbs
  • 2 tbsp flax seeds + 3 tbsp water, let thicken for 5 minutes
  • 2 tsp lemon juice


  • Puree the beetroot roughly in a food processor and pour into a bowl.
  • Fry the onion and garlic until fragrant, then add in the cumin, paprika and salt.
  • Fry another minute then add cooked mixture into the beetroot.
  • Add the quinoa, breadcrumbs, lemon juice and flax egg and mix well.
  • Add more breadcrumbs if mixture is still a bit wet. Form 5 patties from this mixture and bake on a parchment-lined baking tray at 180C for 30 minutes, flipping halfway. 
  • Enjoy with some guacamole and sweet potatoes in a toasted bun!