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Quinoa burger pitas

Quinoa burger pitas

Total Time
1 hr 40 min
1 hr 10 min
30 min
Fancy a burger? Try these ones made from sweet potato and quinoa, served in pittas with tender roasted vegetables.



2 medium, sliced lengthways

Red capsicum

1 medium, cut into 2cm strips

Cherry tomatoes

250 g

Orange sweet potato (kumara)

200 g, cut into cubes


50 g, rinsed, drained

Red onion

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


1 clove(s), crushed

Balsamic vinegar

2 tsp

Wholemeal pita bread

200 g, (4 x 50g)


70 g, baby variety

Fresh flat-leaf parsley

1 tbs, chopped, to serve

Oil spray

3 x 3 second spray(s)


  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.