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Sweet Potato, Quinoa, and Cilantro Burger [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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With sweet potato, quinoa, and gluten-free bread crumbs, these flavorful burgers will leave you full and satisfied. They're baked, then broiled to give them that extra crispiness that pairs perfectly with crunchy cabbage, guac, and greens. This recipe makes a large batch at around ten burgers, so it's perfect for when you need to serve a crowd or for when you're cooking for future meals.

Sweet Potato, Quinoa, and Cilantro Burger [Vegan, Gluten-Free]



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For the Burgers:

  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 9 tablespoons warm water
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked sweet potato
  • 2/3 cup gluten-free bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup fresh coriander
  • 1 tablespoon flax seeds
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder

For the Topping:

  • A dusting of oats
  • A drizzle of extra virgin olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and grease with oil.
  3. Into a small bowl, combine the chia seeds with water. Stir well and set aside for about 10 minutes.
  4. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients for the burger and using your hands, combine the mixture well.
  5. Now, add the chia mixture and stir well one last time.
  6. Shape the burgers. You should be able to make about 10 large patties.
  7. Once shaped, dust with olive oil and oats.
  8. Pop in the oven for 35 minutes and finish on oven “broil” setting at 525°F for 5-ish minutes. Keep an eye on them.
  9. Serve the burgers however you like.




Refined sugar-free desserts, colorful breakfasts, simplistic snacks, and nutrient-rich dinners. Hello everyone my name is Maria Koutsogiannis, and I’m the food stylist, recipe creator, photographer and writer for FoodByMaria. Shaped around the idea that every day we eat to feed, or to fight disease, FoodByMaria was born. Through food education, and love I have become an all-round fitness/food enthusiast, and completed a Certified Nutritionist course. You will find many healthy, nutritious and easy recipes on FoodByMaria; so-good-you-think-there-is-sugar desserts, colourful breakfasts, simplistic snacks and nutrient-rich dinners.



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79 comments on “Sweet Potato, Quinoa, and Cilantro Burger [Vegan, Gluten-Free]”

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Sonya Casselman
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Pilar - añadir aguacate

Sam Moir
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Christine Rowntree I could eat this!

Christine Rowntree
29 Aug 2016

So many amazing vegan burgers. Ralph's eatery has one to die for

Heidi Stewart
1 Years Ago

How amazing does this look. This would feed my soul right now Aleisha Ford

Angelique Jennings
1 Years Ago

This looks so good!

Leochaż Bonnie
1 Years Ago

Looks delicious!!

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1 Years Ago

Making this!!

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Making this!!

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