Who doesn’t love burgers when the sun is shining? And yes, I’m officially obsessed with quinoa. And why shouldn’t I be? It’s high in fiber, low in calories and packed with protein and other nutrients.

And I got to use ingredients from my garden--- finally! I love fresh basil.
I finally got to use ingredients from my balcony garden!

Tomato Basil Quinoa Burgers

Prep time: 35 minutes. Makes 4 Burgers

1. Cook quinoa according to package directions. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms and onions and saute about 10 minutes or until tender. Meanwhile, place beans in a large bowl and mash with a fork or potato masher.

2. Add oats, veggies, tomato paste, quinoa and spices (all remaining ingredients except cheese) to the bowl with the beans. Mash together with fork or feel free to use your hands. Form four patties and place on baking sheet lightly sprayed with olive or canola oil.

3. Bake for 10 minutes on one side. Flip and add desired amount of feta. Bake for an additional 10- 12 minutes. Serve on whole grain buns.tomato basil quinoa burgers