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I suppose it’s old news at this point, but one of my favorite celebrity couples, Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin, has split — or “consciously uncoupled” in the famous words of Gwyneth, herself. Shortly after I heard the news, I began bookmarking countless GOOP recipes, and stumbled upon these Cannellini Bean and Quinoa Burgers. Like Gwyneth’s relationship with Chris, I’ve been trying to split from meat, eating a plant-based diet whenever possible.
These Cannellini Bean and Quinoa Burgers are a perfect “meatless monday” option — they’re easy, delicious, and totally satisfying. I opted to serve mine with some sliced avocado on top, and I highly recommend that pairing. Enjoy!
Cannellini Bean + Quinoa Burgers – Goop
- 1 1/2 cups (or small can) cooked cannellini beans
- 1 cup cooked quinoa
- 1/4 cup gluten-free breadcrumbs
- 2 shallots, diced
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon fennel, crushed
- 2 teaspoons cumin
- healthy handful of parsley, chopped
- olive oil
- salt + pepper
1. Place a large frying pan over medium high heat and drizzle with olive oil (about 2 tablespoons). Add shallots and cook for a minute until they begin to soften. Add garlic, fennel and cumin and cook for another minute until the herbs are aromatic and the garlic softens. Remove from heat and cool.
2. Place the beans, quinoa and breadcrumbs in a large mixing bowl. Add the parsley and cooled shallot mixture and set the pan aside but don’t clean (you’ll use this later to fry the patties). Combine everything together with your hands, mashing the beans so that the mixture turns into a paste. (If it’s feeling a little wet, add more breadcrumbs.) Season with salt and pepper.
3. When combined, form the mixture into small patties, about the size of your palm and about an inch thick.
4. Place your frying pan back on the stove over medium high heat and add a drizzle of olive oil to coat. Cook the patties in batches for about 3 minutes on each side until nice and golden brown. Remove from pan and immediately season with salt and a drizzle of lemon. Serve with lettuce, tomato, red onion, Veganaise and/or whatever else you like.