Ginger Quinoa Sweet Potato Burgers

Preparation Time:     20 minutes

Cooking Time:           30 minutes





¾ cup white or orange sweet potato, peeled and diced

1 cup cooked quinoa

1 cup finely chopped kale

½ cup finely shredded carrot

1/3 cup finely chopped celery

1/3 cup quick-cooking oats

¼ cup frozen peas, thawed

¼ cup toasted pecans, finely chopped

2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion

1 tablespoon minced garlic

2 ½ teaspoons grated peeled fresh ginger

¼ teaspoon salt




  1. Cook sweet potato pieces in boiling water until very soft, about 15 minutes. Drain and let cool.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  3. In a large bowl, combine cooked sweet potato and remaining ingredients. Use your hands or a mixing spoon to mash sweet potato chunks and combine ingredients until they hold together.
  4. With damp hands, form the mixture into patties, about 4 inches in diameter and ¾-inch thick.
  5. Place patties on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes. Flip burgers and continue to bake until lightly browned on both sides, about 15 minutes longer.
  7. Serve immediately or allow cooked burgers to cool before placing in individual re-sealable plastic bags to freeze for up to 6 months.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 burger

Servings per Recipe: 4


Amount per serving:

Calories:                                190

Fat Calories:                             60


Total Fat:                                7 g

Saturated Fat:                      0 g

Cholesterol:                          0 mg

Sodium:                            200 mg

Total Carbohydrate:            26 g

Dietary Fiber:                      5 g

Protein:                                   5 g

Calcium:                             76 mg