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Quinoa burger pitas

8
8
6
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
1 hr 40 min
Prep
1 hr 10 min
Cook
30 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Fancy a burger? Try these ones made from sweet potato and quinoa, served in pittas with tender roasted vegetables.

Ingredients

zucchini

2 medium, sliced lengthways

red capsicum

1 medium, cut into 2cm strips

cherry tomato

250 g

orange sweet potato (kumara)

200 g, cut into cubes

quinoa

50 g, rinsed, drained

red onion

½ medium, finely chopped, plus extra thinly sliced to serve

garlic

1 clove(s), crushed

balsamic vinegar

2 tsp

wholemeal pita bread

4 regular, (4 x 68g)

rocket

70 g, baby variety

fresh flat-leaf parsley

1 tbs, chopped, to serve

oil spray

3 x 3 second spray(s)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Place zucchini, capsicum and tomatoes on one prepared tray and lightly spray with oil. Bake for 25 minutes or until tender. Transfer to a plate and set aside to cool.
  2. Meanwhile, cook sweet potato in a saucepan of boiling water for 15 minutes or until tender. Drain and mash in a bowl. Cook quinoa, following packet instructions or until tender. Drain. Add quinoa to sweet potato.
  3. Lightly spray a medium non-stick frying pan with oil and heat over medium heat. Cook onion and garlic, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add to quinoa and sweet potato. Season with salt and pepper and mix well. Shape mixture into 4 patties. Place on baking tray and lightly spray with oil. Bake for 40-45 minutes, turning halfway through cooking time, or until golden. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile combine reserved roasted vegetables and balsamic vinegar. Season with salt and pepper. Warm pitas in oven for 2 minutes. Fill each with a burger, roasted vegetables, rocket, sliced red onion and parsley to serve.

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