Meatless Monday Black Beans and Quinoa Veggie Burgers with Peach Salsa

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Have you heard of Meatless Mondays?

Black Bean and Quinoa Burgers with Peach Salsa

Black Bean and Quinoa Veggie Burgers with Peach Salsa

Meatless Monday has been around since approximately 2003, and was started as a way to improve your health by abstaining from meat for a day. The idea was to help reduce your risk of cancer, heart problems and obesity, at the same time you would also be supporting our environment by reducing your carbon footprint.

Sounds like a good thing to me and these veggie burgers fit this theme perfectly.

Black Bean and Quinoa Burger

Black Bean and Quinoa Burger

I certainly agree that eating less meat during the week is a great idea, but you won’t find me becoming a vegetarian. Not that I think there’s anything wrong with it, it’s just that I like my chicken too much to give it up completely.

Peach Salsa

Peach Salsa

But after I made these easy veggie burgers with fresh peach salsa the other day,  I knew they’d be perfect to share for a Meatless Monday. Even my meat crazy husband ate two!

Black Bean Burgers with Peach Salsa

Black Bean and Quinoa Veggie Burgers with Peach Salsa

I love the creaminess of black bean burgers, so black beans and quinoa seemed like a good place to start. Be sure to use a food processor to get the right consistency. These burgers are moist and flavorful thanks to jalapeno, cilantro and cumin – perfect with a juicy peach salsa.

Black Bean and Quinoa Burgers with Peach Salsa

Black Bean and Quinoa Burgers with Peach Salsa

If you want to know more about Meatless Mondays, visit Meatless Monday. It’s an amazing resource for meatless recipes, including explanations behind the movement to eat meat free once a week.

Happy, healthy cooking!

Black Bean Burgers with Peach Salsa

Serving Size: 4

Shake It up!

No quinoa? Swap it for brown rice. No Peaches? Swap mandarin oranges or mangos. No white onion? Swap green onions or red onion.

Ingredients

  • Burgers:
  • 2 cans black beans, low sodium, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • ½ cup salsa
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon jalapeno, finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ cup cilantro
  • ½ cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • Salsa:
  • 1 large green pepper, chopped
  • 2 large peaches, chopped
  • 1 ½ tablespoons jalapeno, finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • ½ cup white onion, chopped

Instructions

  1. Combine beans, salsa, lime juice, jalapeño, cumin, cilantro, bread crumbs and egg in a food processor and combine. The mixture will be loose.
  2. In a large bowl combine remaining ingredients and chill.
  3. Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium heat and spray generously with cooking spray. Mold black bean mixture into four patties. The mixture is loose, so score it in the bowl into quarters and scoop a quarter of the mixture into your hands. Gently mold into a patty and slip into the pan. Shape in the pan.
  4. Allow patties to cook for 6 - 7 minutes per side until nicely browned on each side.
  5. Serve with salsa.

Notes

Calories: 447kcal Weight Watchers PointsPlus 10 Saturated fatty acids: 1.16g Monounsaturated fatty acids: 3.09g Polyunsaturated fatty acids: 2.08g Total fat: 6.34g Calories from fat: 57 Cholesterol: 52mg Carbohydrate, by difference: 74.85g Total dietary fiber: 19.74g Protein: 22.75g

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Comments

  1. says

    Although we eat loads of meat, we have quite a few meatless meals, too – mainly because there are so many tasty vegetarian dishes that we love. But I haven’t found many veggie burgers that I like. Black beans have wonderful flavor, though, so these sound like they’re a winner. Certainly they look terrific! Love combining them with peach salsa, too.

  2. says

    Hi Kristi, Meatless Monday is a great idea. Beans are such a great source of protein, I don’t feel like I’m missing out on meat when they are part of a meal. However, the star of the show is that gorgeous colourful salsa! If, as they say, you eat with your eyes, I’ve already had 3 helpings :)

  3. says

    Kristi, the black bean patty looks delicious , and even tastier with the peach salsa…with a meal like this, I too can omit meat :)
    Hope you are having a fun week!

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