These Pumpkin Quinoa Veggie Burgers make a tasty lunch, dinner or on-the-go meal. Just yesterday my daughter informed me via text that she was staying after cross-country practice to rehearse for the school play and could I please bring her something to eat. I had a few things going on myself. But I managed to warm up a couple of these beauties and slap together some rather delicious veggie burger sandwiches to deliver to my athletic actress.
I had made a batch earlier for lunch. Mine were enjoyed on a bed of arugula with some French dressing. Yum!
Pumpkin Quinoa Veggie Burgers
A meatloaf recipe from my pre-plant-based days also served as an inspiration. I still make meatloaf on occasion for my meat-eating family members, but I wanted to create an alternative we could all enjoy. Veggie burgers are quicker and easier than veggie loaves, so I went in that direction. These pumpkin quinoa veggie burgers are made with just a few simple ingredients:
- Kidney beans
- BBQ sauce
- Pumpkin seeds
- Dried thyme
- Ground sage
The thyme and sage are reminiscent of my meatloaf recipe. They provide a nice accent to the pumpkin and BBQ sauce. The overall flavor pairs nicely with my French dressing. (In case you didn’t catch my hint earlier!)
Note: I do not include nutrition information with my recipes because I subscribe to the theories presented in the book Whole and believe we should focus on eating a variety of whole foods instead of counting calories or keeping track of individual nutrients.