Quinoa Black Bean Burgers With Matcha Guacamole

Serves: 4

Ingredients

Guacamole:

  • 2 ripe avocados, mashed
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice, or more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Matchalove culinary matcha
  • 2 tablespoons prepared pico de gallo
  • Salt, to taste

Black bean burgers:

  • 1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup cooked quinoa
  • ½ cup dried breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup tomato puree
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons minced onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon matcha LOVE® Culinary Matcha
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

 

  • 4 burger rolls – grilled, griddled or toasted
  • Sliced tomato, optional
  • Arugula, optional

Directions

To prepare the burgers:

Put half the beans, all the quinoa, breadcrumbs and tomato puree into the food processor and pulse until mixture holds together, but still has some texture. Transfer to a large bowl and blend in the remaining beans, the cilantro, onion, garlic, cumin, matcha, salt and pepper.

Form in to 4 patties and set on a plate. Cover and refrigerate while you make the guacamole.

To prepare the guacamole:

In a medium bowl, blend together all the ingredients for the guacamole. Season to taste, adding more lime juice if desired.

Grill or griddle the burgers over medium heat until crispy on the outside and hot throughout, about 4 minutes per side.

Layer roll bottoms with arugula and sliced tomatoes, if desired.

Set burgers on tomatoes, top with guacamole and serve.