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This Gluten Free Vegan Walnut Quinoa Burgers is the perfect Plant Based BBQ Veggie Burgers for summer entertaining, long weekends, Memorial Day and Father's Day!

Quinoa Burger with Walnuts (Vegan & Gluten Free)

These Gluten-Free Vegan Walnut Quinoa Burgers are the perfect plant-based burgers for summer entertaining, long weekends, Memorial Day, and Father's Day! They're easy, healthy, and packed with protein!
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 546kcal


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 sweet onion minced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cup cooked quinoa
  • 4 cups walnuts
  • 3 cups black soy beans drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup parsley minced
  • 2/3 cup gluten free breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp tamari
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

To Serve:

  • Gluten free buns toasted
  • Pickles
  • Tomato sliced
  • Avocado sliced
  • Microgreens


  • In a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat, add the olive oil. Add the onion and sautee until softened, about 8 minutes. Add the garlic and saute for an additional 30 seconds. Set aside in a large bowl.
  • In a food processor, pulse the walnuts until they reach a crumb-like consistency. Add to the bowl.
  • Add the black soy beans and puree until smooth. Add to the bowl.
  • Add in the quinoa, tamari, parsley, chili, cumin, breadcrumbs, salt and pepper.
  • Form into 8 patties and place on a baking sheet lined with a silpat. Refrigerate for an hour.
  • When ready to cook, preheat the grill to medium high heat. Add the patties and cook until brown on both sides.
  • Layer your bun with pickles, tomatoes, avocado and microgreens and enjoy!



  • For more flavourful quinoa, try cooking it in vegetable broth, mushroom broth, or even juice!
  • Want to use red quinoa? Go for it! The type of quinoa you use won't affect the texture or flavour of the quinoa burgers.
  • Need to be doing something else in the kitchen? You can bake these quinoa burger patties instead! Simply bake them for 15 to 20 minutes in a 400F oven and you've got your hands free to work on something else.


Calories: 546kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 870mg | Potassium: 586mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 375IU | Vitamin C: 5.6mg | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 4.1mg