White Bean Burgers with Kaniwa Flakes

Updated: Jan 25, 2024

White Bean Burgers with Kaniwa Flakes
General Information
  • Entrees
  • Savory
  • 1 hour 27 minutes
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-Free
  • 6 patties


  • 3 cups of beans (white; cooked or canned)
  • 1/4 cup of HerbaZest Kaniwa Flakes
  • 1 carrot (grated)
  • 1/4 cup of parsley (chopped)
  • 2 cloves of garlic (minced)
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 1 chicken eggs (beaten)
  • 1 teaspoon of thyme (dried)
  • Black pepper (to taste)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground smoked paprika


Beans are a nutritious and flavorful base for a truly wholesome dish, from breakfast until dinner. They are packed with protein, fiber, and lots of vitamins and minerals. Besides these key nutrients, these white bean burgers also contain protein and iron from kaniwa, a South American relative of quinoa.

  1. In a large skillet, sauté the onions until translucent.(5 minutes)
  2. Add the garlic and cook it for a minute.(1 minute)
  3. Then add the carrots, salt, pepper, smoked paprika, dried thyme. Give it a stir and cook the mixture for a few minutes until everything is soft.(3 minutes)
  4. With a potato masher, mash the beans with the lemon juice until smooth. Occasional lumps are okay. For a smoother texture, use a food processor.(5 minutes)
  5. Combine the beans with the veggie mixture in a large bowl. Add the kaniwa flakes, beaten egg, and parsley. Adjust the seasoning to your liking.(3 minutes)
  6. Shape into six patties. Cover them with plastic wrap and place them in the fridge to firm up for about an hour.(1 hour)
  7. Then brown the patties in a skillet until golden brown and warmed through. Enjoy!(10 minutes)

You can enjoy these kaniwa flake white bean burgers on whole-wheat buns or alongside a delicious salad. They go really well with this cilantro lime cashew dressing.