To truly get the most out of your food, make sure it has lots of super foods cooked in. Here’s one of our favorite herb burgers that packs a healthy punch!

To learn more about how to cook quinoa, check out our instructions in our Caramelized Vegan Sausage Served Over Quinoa and Kale recipe.

Super Food Vegan Herb Garden Burger

Ingredients

  • 1 baked sweet potato, peeled, (cook until tender, it should fall right out of the skin)
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion- red or sweet
  • 4 TBSP. Agave nectar
  • 2 heaping cups chopped portabella mushrooms (soak in tamari or liquid aminos for 15-30 min)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 5 cups loosely packed baby spinach leaves
  • Sea salt and ground pepper
  • 1 cup crushed croutons
  • 2 tablespoons Ketchup
  • 1/4 cup soaked sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon dried Italian Herb Mix- basil, thyme, oregano, parsley, marjoram, cumin
  • 1 teaspoon fresh minced rosemary
  • 3-4 scallions (spring onions) sliced thin, white to light green section
  • Add these fresh herbs to make this a true SUPER-FOOD burger:
  • Basil: antiseptic, warming to digestive system acts and mild digestive
  • Sage: antiseptic, antiviral, astringent
  • Lambs-quarters: Full of trace minerals, nutritive plant (see below for vitamin content of these herbs)
  • Sorrel: like Lambs-quarters, also full of trace minerals, great source of Vitamin C

Instructions

  1. Ahead of time you'll need to bake the sweet potato and cook up the quinoa.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Lightly oil a glass dish.
  3. Put all ingredients into the food processor and process until smooth (a few chunks are good, they will give your burger texture). So you can pulse the processor until everything folds together.
  4. Remove and put into a bowl.
  5. Form the mixture into desired sized burgers-this is a great recipe for sliders (or mini burgers).
  6. Cook on 350ºF for 10 min or until browned on top
  7. Serve on a soft bun with your favorite condiments!
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Lambsquarters Vitamin Content

Serving Size: 100g or 3.5oz
Amount RDI%
Vitamin A 11600 IU 232%
Vitamin B6 0.274 mg 14%
Vitamin B12 0 mcg 0%
Vitamin B12, Added ~
Vitamin C 80 mg 8%
Vitamin D 0 IU 0%
Vitamin D2 ~
Vitamin D3 ~
Vitamin D (D2 + D3) 0 mcg 0%
Vitamin E (Alpha-tocopherol) ~
Vitamin E, Added ~
Vitamin K ~
Thiamin 0.16 mg 11%
Riboflavin 0.44 mg 26%
Niacin 1.2 mg 6%
Pantothenic Acid 0.092 mg 1%
Folate 30 mcg 8%
Folate, Food 30 mcg 8%
Folate, DFE 30 mcg DFE 8%
Choline ~
Betaine ~
*Daily Value not established for starred items.
~Data not available for tilde (~) items.
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“Nutraceleuticals can serve a as preventative and in health restoration from several diseases including diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, and cancer. A group of compounds known as flavonoids are present in red sorrel, which are known to be anti-oxidants. The flavonoids are also what makes is a good deterrent against specific types of cancer. The immune system is also enhanced due to the flavonoids. Sorrel contains high amounts of vitamin C, vitamin A, magnesium, calcium, and potassium.

The anti-oxidant properties in the sorrel plant can help fight the signs of aging. It can help protect against free radical damage that can leave the skin looking aged and wrinkled. Free radicals also have a hand in causing stroke and Alzheimer’s disease, along with many other problems.”
(Herb addition info provided by www.AncestralMedicinals.com)