Remember last week when I gave you a sneak peak at the new Thrive Kitchen campaign being introduced by Vega on September 10th? I gave you a sneak peak at one of the awesome recipes for delicious oatmeal, done with a variety of different toppings to keep you from getting bored. Well guess what?! I’ve got another recipe to share with you so get your palette warmed up for this next treat!
Quinoa Bean Burger
From Kitchen Cures (Penguin) by Peggy Kotsopoulos
1 1/2 cup cooked red kidney beans
1 cup cooked quinoa
1 cup quinoa flakes (or 100% pure rolled oats)
1/2 cup red onion, diced
1/3 cup fresh cilantro, steams removed and chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
3/4 tsp salt
1 Tbsp chili powder
1 Tbsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp ground chia seeds mixed with 1/3 cup water
1. In a food processor, add beans, cilantro, onion, oil, garlic, salt, chili powder, cumin and pepper. Purée until smooth.
2. Mix in chia mixture into the bean mixture. Mix in quinoa and quinoa flakes (or rolled oats) until the mixture is sticky and holds together.
3. Divide mixture into four patties. Grease grill pan with coconut oil and cook about 6 minutes each side.
(Peggy Kotsopoulos is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist who’s energy and passion for her work is infectious. She is the host of television show Peggy K’s Kitchen Cures on Veria Living TV, and author of Kitchen Cures (Penguin). She is also a returning guest on NBC’s Today Show, The Talk on CBS and resident nutritionist on The Steven and Chris show, airing on CBC and ABC’s Live Well network. And as a spokesperson, she’s a huge lover of Vega! Her press coverage, lectures and recipes have spanned across the globe inspiring and educating others on how to live a healthier, happier and more vibrant life.)
Thrive Kitchen launches September 10 and is FRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! Even if you don’t want to go plant-based, it’s still a great way to add a new recipe to your box (meatless Monday perhaps?) or to entertain a friend/family member who is plant-based. And really…who doesn’t like free stuff???
Here’s the complete trailer/teaser in case my 15 second snippet on Instagram wasn’t enough for you