Chickpea Quinoa Burger with Mango Cashew Creme

Every ingredient used adds health and vitality to your body and aids in disease prevention.


For the patty

  • 1 cup chickpeas
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 jalapeno, sliced
  • 7 shiitake mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp curry powder
  • Celtic sea salt
  • Freshly squeezed lemon juice

For the Cashew Chipotle Mango Creme

  • 2 cups cashews (soaked 4-6 hours or overnight)
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • One ripe mango (3/4 cup)
  • 1/4 fresh jalapeno, diced
  • 1/8 cup freshly squeezed organic lemon juice
  • 1/2 Tbsp Celtic sea salt (or Hawaiian)
  • 1 Tbsp chipotle powder
  • 1 Tbsp sunflower oil or soy lecithin granules
  • 3/4 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • Water for blending


  • Romaine lettuce leaves
  • Ripe avocado, sliced
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped


To make the patty

  1. Drain soaked chickpeas, fill pressure cooker with fresh water, covering beans by one inch.

  2. Cook under high pressure 20-25 minutes, release pressure and allow to cool.

  3. Rinse quinoa, using a sieve.

  4. Place quinoa and fresh water in a heavy saucepan, bring to boil, lower to a simmer and cook for 17 minutes.

  5. Remove from heat, allow to cool.

  6. Heat large, heavy saute pan, add oil.

  7. Saute onions, add salt and jalapeno, saute 3-4 more minutes.

  8. Add mushrooms and saute until moisture is released, approx. 7 minutes.

  9. Add curry powder, allow aroma to release.

  10. Deglaze pan with lemon juice.

  11. Combine cooked chickpeas and quinoa, onion mixture, salt, pepper and lemon juice to taste.

  12. Pulse in food processor (using S blade) until mixed, but leaving some texture. Form into patties.

  13. Heat a large skillet, add olive oil. Sear over medium heat until golden on both sides.

To make cashew creme

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender, adding a little water at a time to keep smooth.


  1. Top patties with cashew creme, avocado, lettuce and chopped cilantro.

  2. Serve on Ezekiel sprouted grain buns with a side a jicama slaw.

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Chickpea Quinoa Burger with Mango Cashew Creme