Side view of 2 beetroot burgers in open bun with lettuce leaves and green sauce, on top of white plate with lemon pattern, and green bushes in background.

Vegan Beet Quinoa Burgers

This vegan beet quinoa burgers recipe is a simple, delicious way to include more veggies in your diet.  These veggie burgers make a nutritious, tasty light meal, perfect for lunch or dinner.
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine International
Keyword beetroot, quinoa
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Calories 331kcal
Author Monika Dabrowski


  • 2 small beets unpeeled
  • 1 cup quinoa cooked
  • 1/2 cup mung beans raw
  • 2 tbsp breadcrumbs plus 2 for coating
  • 1.5 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 2/3 tsp onion granules
  • 1/2 tsp garlic granules
  • 1/3 tsp each: fine sea salt and cayenne pepper
  • 4 tbsp olive oil


  • Soak the beans overnight. In the morning strain, rinse and leave in a strainer to remove any excess water.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 F/ 190 C/ gas mark 5. Place the beets on a baking tray in the centre of the oven and bake for 40 minutes. Remove from the oven, let cool and peel. Roughly chop and set aside.
  • Puree 1 cup of the beans (you may have a little more after soaking, but only use 1 cup) with the beetroot and spices (I used a stick blender to do this). Combine the mixture with the quinoa and 4 tablespoons of the breadcrumbs, season and stir well.
  • Form burgers and coat in breadcrumbs. In a large frying pan preheat 2 tablespoons of the oil and fry the burgers over a low/medium heat for 3-4 minutes on each side. Add a little more oil once you've turned them over.
  • Serve with your favourite burger bun, with a dollop of my easy minty guacamole!


The beans require overnight soaking. Once you've drained the water off you can refrigerate them for up to 2 days. The same applies to cooked quinoa.  The beetroot can also be roasted ahead and refrigerated, covered overnight.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 331kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 61mg | Potassium: 575mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 34IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 4mg