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Vegan Roasted Cauliflower and Quinoa Burgers as part of a flexitarian diet
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Vegan Roasted Cauliflower and Quinoa Burgers

These yummy vegan burgers are a great way to pack lots of veggies into your meal. Serve them up as burgers or wraps with plenty of hummus and avocado.
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10
Calories: 79kcal
Author: Whole Food Bellies


  • 2 tbsp ground flax
  • 3 cups cooked quinoa (cook according to package instructions)
  • 1 cup roasted cauliflower (see notes for tips on roasting)
  • 2 large carrots, roughly chopped
  • 1 small onion, roughly chopped
  • 3 tbsp raw sunflower seeds
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp smoked paprika
  • ¼ tsp ground turmeric
  • burger buns, lettuce, avocado, mayonnaise/vegannaise, sliced tomato, red cabbage for serving


  • Make your flax eggs by mixing together 2 tbsp ground flax with 6 tbsp water and set aside for 5 mins
  • Add the cauliflower, carrot, onion, garlic and sunflower seeds to the bowl of a high speed blender or food processor. Pulse until well combined.
  • Add the cauliflower mixture and all the other ingredients to a large bowl and mix together well (don't forget the flax mixture)
  • With wet hands, form the mixture into 12 patties about 1 inch thick and place on a cutting board. Pop them into the fridge for 20 minutes as this will help them hold together better when cooking
  • Heat some avocado oil in a large sauce pan with a lid and heat over medium-low heat
  • Once hot, add the burgers to the pan, and cook until the bottoms are browned, about 6 minutes
  • Turn the burgers over and cook for another 6 minutes with the lid on
  • Serve warm in a burger bun with a generous dollop of hummus or mayonnaise and lots of raw veggies. Or wrap in a lettuce leaf if you don't do bread.


For roasting the cauliflower, cut into florets and arrange in one level on a baking sheet. Drizzle over some olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Pop into an oven at 375 for about 35 mins. Try not to eat the whole tray before using them in the recipe :)


Calories: 79kcal | Carbohydrates: 12.7g | Protein: 3.1g | Fat: 2.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 75mg | Fiber: 2.8g | Sugar: 1.3g