Turmeric has long been known for it’s healing qualities and anti-inflammatory properties – so I ve used it to give this dish a healthy kick. I used almond flour as the key ingredient to bind them as almond flour is ‘gummy’ when mixed with water and is also in itself a potent anti-inflammatory. I added a little garam masala and salt to boost the flavour, but you really want to focus on the turmeric as much as possible
Turmeric quinoa burger
- 1 cup cooked quinoa
- 1 cup sweetcorn
- 1-2 crushed cloves garlic or 1/2 tsp garlic granules
- 2 tsp ground turmeric
- 1/4 tsp garam masala
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3 tbs fine almond flour
- 1 tbs flax
- approx 1/4 cup hot water
- extra water if needed
- Step 1 Mix the almond flour with hot water in a small bowl and mix to form a thick paste.
- Step 2 Mix all remaining ingredients together adding the the paste last. Add a little extra water if needed to assist the binding of the mixture.
- Step 3 Get your hand stuck in and form small flattened patties, place these on a lined or greased baking sheet.
- Step 4 The mixture will be a bit delicate but should easily form patties that hold together well whilst baking and being turned over once.
- Step 5 I didn’t use any oil to coat the patties as they tasted great without, but feel free to use a light coating for extra crispness if you prefer.
- Step 6 The patties can also be lightly fried on each side as an alternative to oven baking.