This highly nutritious burger contains iron, fiber, potassium and B vitamins. The patties can be made ahead of time and enjoyed as a classic-style burger, on top of a salad or as a snack. I made a tahini sauce to add a creamy texture and boost the flavor, although you may choose a different sauce or condiment. You can make these as spicy or as mild as you like.

  • Prep Time20 min
  • Cook Time20 min
  • Total Time40 min
  • Yield8 burgers
  • Serving Size1
  • Energy250 cal
  • Cuisine
    • American
  • Course
    • Main Course
  • Suitable for Diet
    • Low Lactose
    • Vegan
    • Vegetarian
    • Weight Loss Program
    • Lifestyle Program


  • ½ cup cooked quinoa
  • 2 cans red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons tamari sauce
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • ¼ cup sesame seeds

Tahini Sauce

  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Pinch of salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice



Cook quinoa according to package directions.


Mash the kidney beans or process in a food processor.


Add the all the remaining burger ingredients including the cooked quinoa and combine well.


Take a good handful of the bean mixture and shape into a burger patty and place on a lined baking tray, making about 8 burgers.


Bake in the oven for 10 minutes on each side, carefully flipping.


Let the patties rest for 10 minutes.


Add all the tahini sauce ingredients to a high-speed blender and process until smooth and combined.


Assemble your burger with fresh ingredients such as spinach, tomato, avocado, grated carrot or beets, sprouts and drizzle the tahini sauce over the burger. Place on a seeded bun.


  • Sub quinoa for rice or buckwheat
  • Red kidney beans for black beans, chickpeas, butter beans, or cannoli beans
  • Tamari for soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • Sesame seeds for flaxseeds
  • Serving Size1
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories250
  • % Daily Value*Standard DV
  • Total Fat13 g78 g16.67%
  • Saturated Fat1.5 g20 g7.5%
  • Sodium570 mg2300 mg24.78%
  • Total Carbohydrate25 g275 g9.09%
  • Dietary Fiber7 g28 g25%
  • Total Sugars3 g
  • Protein10 g50 g20%
  • Calcium79 mg1300 mg6.08%
  • Iron3 mg18 mg16.67%
  • Potassium478 mg4700 mg10.17%

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