Protein Power: 7 Ways to Cook with Quinoa

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Protein Power: 7 Ways to Cook with Quinoa

Learn how to sneak the protein and fiber-packed whole grain into everything from soups to smoothies.

For a flavorful alternative to the paper-thin patties stacked in the freezer section, make your own. Mash 1 can black beans in a bowl until chunky. Add in ½ cup cooked red quinoa, ½ cup each finely chopped mushrooms and onions, ¼ cup chopped sundried tomatoes, ¼ cup parmesan cheese, and 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste, and form the mixture into 4 patties. Add a small amount of oil to a nonstick pan and cook for about 3 minutes per side until lightly browned and heated through. Top with sliced avocado or cheese and serve on a whole-grain bun.

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