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Quinoa burger with taro puree

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

  • Egg Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to this food.

  • Nuts Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to nuts.


Taro are tropical fruit grown mainly for their edible roots. They are mainly grown in the islands of the Pacific, in Asia and Western Africa. Taro is also grown is Cyprus. Its edible corm, which a rich in starch, proteins and vitamins and grow underground. Corms are cylindrical with a slightly cyclical or pointy edge.

For the taro puree

  • Peel the taro. Slice off the edges with a knife, cut it in half and remove the skin. Rinse with plenty of water to remove all of the dirt. It is better to choose a ripe taro, but not over-ripe, because it will have a bitter taste.
  • Cut the taro into small 1cm cubes.
  • In a pot, add the water, cubes and milk. Place over medium to high heat. Cover with the lid and boil for 20 minutes until softened.
  • If no lid is available, us parchment paper.
  • Cut a piece of parchment paper, larger than the diameter of the pot.
  • Double-fold the parchment paper and then fold again the edges in order to form a conical shape.
  • Measure the distance between the center of the pot and the height of its walls.
  • Using a scissor, cut the point that touches the pot and 2 cm from the edge of the parchment paper.
  • Unfold and cover the pot so that is touches the surface of the food.
  • Remove from heat and uncover.
  • Drain and place in the food processor. Add the butter, honey, salt and pepper.
  • Beat until incorporated and turns into a puree.

For the burgers

  • Preheat oven over 180ο C (356* F) set to Fan. 
  • In a bowl, add the beans and mash them up with a fork.
  • Add the quinoa, corn, cumin, pumpkin puree, chili flakes, lemon zest, lemon juice, oatmeal and baking powder.
  • Finely chop the garlic and the onion in small 0,5 cm pieces and add them to the bowl. Add salt, pepper, coriander, olive oil and mix until incorporated.
  • Shape the mixture into 6 burgers. Place them on a baking pan, lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake for 40 minutes. At 20 minutes, turn them over so that they are evenly cooked.

To assemble

  • Place the puree on a serving plate.
  • Spread the rocket and sprinkle with olive oil.
  • Place the burgers over the rocket and serve.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
28 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
47 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
80 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
20 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
12 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
20 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
31 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
13 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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