Simple Vegetarian Slider Recipe

Ok, I have been promising this for over a week now. This was a quinoa experiment that went very well. A vegetarian slider recipe that will fill your stomach with its healthy and nutritious ingredients.

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Let’s make vegetarian sliders for a snack!

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I made vegetarian sliders which are just perfect for that indoor January picnic.

This recipe was inspired by two I came across on Pinterest – both using quinoa and the recipes were very similar. One was a quinoa burger from eating well…living thin and the other was cheesy quinoa cakes from spoon fork bacon.

I made a few modifications and turned them into mini sandwiches because tiny food just tastes better.

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Vegetarian Slider Recipe

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 2/3 cups of shredded cheese – I used a white cheddar
  • 2/3 cup cottage cheese (can be low fat)
  • 1 cup carrot grated
  • 2 green onions
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Olive oil for frying

instructions to make vegetarian sliders

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Mix those main ingredients all together!

Step 1

In a mixing bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, cheese, cottage cheese, carrot, onions, eggs, flour, pepper, cumin, salt, and garlic powder.

Step 2

Mix together until it is a sticky mess.

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Now, fry those healthy patties on healthy olive oil!

Step 3

Use a large serving spoon (or small measuring cup) to scoop out a small patty size plop and then flatten them out a bit once they are placed into a pan with oil.

Step 4

Fry until golden brown. Mine took about 5 minutes per side.

Step 5

Add your favorite burger toppings in miniature.

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Top those yummy patties with vegetables.

our experience making these vegetarian sliders

They are really good. I am not just saying that. We are putting this recipe into the family meal rotation. This was a hit with 2/3 of my kids. One of those is my very pickiest eater who sat and ate these plains by the handfuls. Since he is opposed to bread in any fashion, he wasn’t impressed with the cuteness of the slider.

Who doesn’t appreciate the cuteness of the slider?

Yield: 4-5 mini burgers

Simple Vegetarian Slider Recipe

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These simple vegetarian sliders can also be served as an appetizer or main dish. It is simply filled with those chewy and tacky cheese along with healthy options of vegetables!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 2/3 cups of shredded cheese – I used a white cheddar
  • 2/3 cup cottage cheese (can be low fat)
  • 1 cup carrot grated
  • 2 green onions
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Olive oil for frying

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, cheese, cottage cheese, carrot, onions, eggs, flour, pepper, cumin, salt, and garlic powder.
  2. Mix together until it is a sticky mess.
  3. Use a large serving spoon (or small measuring cup) to scoop out a small patty size plop and then flatten them out a bit once they are placed into a pan with oil.
  4. Fry until golden brown. Mine took about 5 minutes per side.
  5. Add your favorite burger toppings in miniature.

Have you made these simple vegetarian sliders? Kindly share with us what you have experienced!

10 Comments

  1. Man Holly, these look really good. I have never cooked with Quinoa.

  2. I will pass on your blog post to all my Montana friends as all of them cook with Quinoa and they will love this recipe!

  3. I’m making these right now!!

  4. Making these a second time Holly! They are most awesome.

  5. This looks wonderful. Can’t wait to try it!

  6. These look amazing! I can’t wait to try them.

  7. I made these for dinner on Saturday night and they were wonderful!! We had them as a side dish to pork chops. While my two oldest weren’t impressed, my baby (13 mos) loved it, as did my husband and I. I will definitely make these again!

  8. I just made these, my first attempt at cooking after a tragic pork chop disaster three years ago. They weren’t nearly as pretty as yours, but really tasted great. My boys ate them without a word of complaint. I even presented them in a tin bucket like yours (which I’m convinced made them even better).

    Honestly, I wouldn’t have even attempted them if yours hadn’t looked so good, with such a straightforward recipe. You’re kind of awesome. But then, so am I. 🙂

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