Photo of Quinoa burger pittas by WW

Quinoa burger pittas

8
8
5
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
1 hr 40 min
Prep
30 min
Cook
1 hr 10 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Moderate
Fancy a burger? Try these ones made from sweet potato and quinoa, served in pittas with tender roasted vegetables.

Ingredients

Courgette

2 medium, sliced lengthways

Red pepper(s)

1 medium, cut into 2cm strips

Cherry Tomatoes

250 g

Calorie controlled cooking spray

4 spray(s)

Sweet potato(es), raw

250 g, cut into cubes

Quinoa, Dry

50 g

Garlic

1 clove(s)

Red onion(s)

½ medium, finely chopped

Balsamic vinegar

2 teaspoons

Wholemeal Pitta Bread

4 medium

Rocket

70 g

Parsley, fresh

1 tablespoons, chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, fan 180°C, gas mark 6. Put the courgettes, pepper and tomatoes on a baking tray lined with baking paper, mist with cooking spray and roast for 25 minutes until tender. Transfer to a plate and set aside to cool. Keep your oven on.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the sweet potato in a pan of boiling water for 15 minutes or until tender. Drain and mash in a bowl. Cook the quinoa according to pack instructions, then drain and add to the sweet potato.
  3. Mist a frying pan with cooking spray and put over a medium heat. Add the garlic and chopped onion and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add to the quinoa and sweet potato. Season and mix well. Shape the mixture into 4 patties, put on the baking tray and mist with cooking spray. Cook in the oven for 40-45 minutes until golden, turning halfway. Once cooked, leave for 5 minutes before handling as they will be fragile.
  4. Combine the roasted vegetables with the balsamic vinegar and season. Warm the pittas in the oven for 2 minutes, then fill each one with a burger, roasted veg, rocket, sliced red onion and parsley, and serve.

Start eating better than ever!