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Quinoa and cannellini Bean Burgers

Course Breakfast /Brunch /Meal/Dinner
Cuisine International Cuisine
Prep Time 1 day 2 hours
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 5
Author Jayasri Ravi


  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 orange pepper (use any coloured pepper )
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 Onion
  • 2 medium potatoes
  • 1/3 cup Quinoa
  • 2 cups Cannellini Beans cooked
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp Italian herbs
  • 1 cup panko Bread crumbs
  • Fistful Kale leaves
  • 1 tbsp chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 2 tbsp Omega -3 mixed seeds
  • 1/3 cup walnuts ( fistful of walnuts)
  • 2 Bread slices** (check notes)


  • 2 to 3 tbsp corn flour
  • 1/3 cup water or as needed


  • Wash and Soak Cannellini Beans overnight. Adding a pinch of soda helps in soaking properly and when soaked it also helps in reducing the flatulence beans tend to cause. Next day, wash the beans very well again and cook them to perfection. (use double the quantity of water when cooking I use a pressure cooker. Drain the water from the beans and use only the cooked beans. Do not throw away the water and you can use this to cook Quinoa and also use the water to make a paste.
  • Rinse quinoa three to four times. Drain the water then in a saucepan bring 1 cup of water to boil add quinoa to it then reduce the flame to a simmer. Cover and cook for 10 to 12 minutes until all the water is absorbed, keep an eye you don’t want it burnt. If you feel it has not cooked to perfection add another ¼ cup of water.
  • Cook potatoes. Chop Onions, Garlic, and Ginger. Chop Orange pepper, wash and chop a handful kale. Chop fresh parsley.
  • Toast walnuts, grind them to a powder and then 2 bread slices grind them to a powder.
  • In a wok heat Olive oil, add a tsp of Italian herbs and then some chilli flakes, 3 omega seed mix fry for a minute to this add chopped onion, crushed garlic and ginger, sprinkle of salt to soften it up quickly add Kale and sauté for 2 minutes.
  • Remove it on to a big bowl to this add peeled and mashed potatoes, chopped orange (green) pepper, cooked quinoa, fresh parsley, and Bread crumb mixture.
  • Taste the mixture to adjust the spices. Make 6 to 8 patties depending on the size you want it, shape them like a Burger.
  • Using corn flour and water make a thin paste like consistency. Dip it into the corn flour paste then again roll on to the panko bread crumbs.
  • On a non-stick pan spread a table spoon oil and place 2 to 3 patties depending on the size of the pan cook them on both the sides with another 2 to 3 tbsp of oil to golden brown.
  • Alternatively you can bake in a oven Gas Mark 4 for 20 to 25 minutes, or until they become golden brown colour OR you can use an Air fryer and placing 4 burgers at 180 degrees for 12-14 minutes .
  • Place them between two burger buns. Serve them with your choice of sauce and then some fresh vegetables like cucumber, onions, Tomatoes and some herbs and salad leaves. I served them with some Home made Mustard sauce.,


Use any other Beans instead of cannellini beans.  Adjust spices as per requirement.
** You can make this gluten free by substituting a gluten-free bread!  As Bread is used here to firm up the burgers.  You can also make it gluten-free by increasing it with cooked Quinoa and potato to firm it up or use eggs around 2.