Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Quinoa Burger with Pickled Onions

As part of my (very original) resolution to eat healthier this year I decided to make these delicious looking Quinoa Burgers. Now would be a good time to share with you something that I'm ashamed of. I can't seem to make myself like quinoa. Don't judge me. I WANT to like it, I really do. I know it's like soooo good for you and so I keep trying which is why I decided to make these burgers. 

They were pretty easy to make and for once I followed the recipe almost exactly, only adding a squeeze of lemon.

My verdict is that they were good... but not stellar. Like I didn't finish the 12 that I made, and I'm not dying to make another batch. But hey, I warned you, I don't think I like quinoa. Or at least I don't like it enough. Also I would have added more seasoning to the recipe... oh me and seasoning... I love it!

Since I was guessing I might not fall in love with these I decided to make pickled onions to go with them. I love almost anything pickled. I love the tang it adds.

These quick pickled onions are super easy to make and taste great on many things. Top your taco, add to a salad, burgers, meatball sandwich, quesadilla, the options are endless. 

Quick Pickle Red Onions
adapted from Smitten Kitchen

1 large red onion - sliced
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 cup white vinegar
1 cup water
3 tablespoons salt
1 1/2 tablespoon sugar
a couple shots of hot sauce

- Slice onion into uniform thin slices. Place in jar with a good sealing lid.
- Place all ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Turn off heat.
- Pour liquid over onions. Allow jar to cool slightly then place in fridge. Once onions are cold, enjoy!
*I haven't tested the boundaries of how long these keep for... I'm guessing about 2 weeks, that's the longest I've had them in fridge before using them all up.

Peace, love, pickling, and happiness!

1 comment:

  1. I love the flavors on the jar you got lined up for them homemade burger patties. I love the onion dips.


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