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National Vegetarian Week Recipe: Quinoa & Beetroot Burger

Swap beef burgers for this healthy, veggie alternative

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Quinoa & Beetroot Burger Recipe

Looking for meat-free meals this National Vegetarian Week? Check out this recipe from one of London’s best vegetarian restaurants, The Gate

Quinoa & Beetroot Burger

Makes 5 x 160g burgers


  • 2 medium sized sweet potatoes
  • 150g quinoa
  • 200g cooked beetroot
  • 15g salt
  • A pinch of black pepper
  • 100g breadcrumbs
  • 15ml vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp parsley, chopped


  1. In a medium sized pot, cover the quinoa with water and cook for about 15 minutes.
  2. Peel and roast the sweet potatoes with a bit of oil in a pre-heated oven at 160c oven until they’re cooked (approximately 20 minutes).
  3. Mash the potatoes and reserve.
  4. Grate the beetroot and squeeze out any liquid.
  5. In a large bowl, mix together the potatoes, parsley, breadcrumbs, beetroot and quinoa. Season with salt and black pepper.
  6. Leave the mix in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
  7. Shape into burgers.
  8. Fry each burger with a bit of oil over medium heat in a frying pan until golden and crispy on the outside.

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