Now ain’t that just the healthiest title ever!! Since discovering that I like quinoa I’ve been playing with it a bit, and wanted to make it the star of a recipe. I’ve seen a handful of popular ones lately on blogs I love- most recently by Heidi of 101 Cookbooks. I wasn’t sure which way I wanted to go with them and I wanted to try to keep them gluten-free. I also used a bit of inspiration from Kate and this recipe. I ended up with a ridiculously healthy and easy recipe. Sweet potato- black beans-and cooked quinoa. That’s it. (Of course with seasonings).
I actually forgot- I started with a bit of sauteed onion as well-
A little fuzzy- but cooked quinoa (about 2 cups) and the onion went into a large bowl. I then added a sweet potato that had been boiled and mashed (about 1 cup mashed) and a cup of black beans.
I mashed everything together, added cumin, chili powder and salt, and formed into patties
Using a non-stick pan and a bit of canola oil spray I cooked the patties until brown & crispy. I topped them with a wacky dressing of light mayo and salsa. Don’t ask me how that sounded like a good idea… but it worked.
I think this is hands down the healthiest thing I’ve ever cooked. It was insanely easy and includes some super foods.