Veggie Mini Burger Pita with Cucumber Yogurt Sauce (Jeff Mauro) Recipe

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  1. Sandwich Build:
  2. For the veggie mini burgers: Bring 1 cup water to a boil in a small saucepan. Add the quinoa, cover and reduce the heat to low. Cook until the water is absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove the quinoa from the saucepan and spread out onto a baking sheet. Cool completely.
  3. Puree half the can of cannellini in the bowl of a food processor. Add 1/4 cup of the cooked quinoa (save the rest for another time), the cannellini puree, the remaining whole cannellini, corn, panko, cilantro, salt, chili powder, cumin, garlic, pepper and lemon juice in a large bowl. Mix until the mixture comes together. Form 8 small patties, about 2-ounces each. Refrigerate the patties for 15 minutes to firm up.
  4. Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook the patties until golden brown, 5 to 8 minutes per side.
  5. For the sandwich build: Place 2 patties inside each pita, top with a dollop of Cucumber Yogurt Sauce, some lettuce and tomato. Serve while on the elliptical machine.
  6. Cucumber Yogurt Sauce:
  7. Mix the cucumbers, yogurt, lemon juice, tahini, sugar, garlic in a small bowl. Sprinkle with hot sauce, salt and pepper.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 430.11 Kcal (1801 kJ)
Calories from fat 82.87 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.21g 14%
Cholesterol 1.48mg 0%
Sodium 1032.33mg 43%
Potassium 358.45mg 8%
Total Carbs 70.97g 24%
Sugars 2.96g 12%
Dietary Fiber 11.71g 47%
Protein 19.08g 38%
Vitamin C 2.9mg 5%
Iron 13.6mg 76%
Calcium 90.4mg 9%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 138.23 Kcal (579 kJ)
Calories from fat 26.63 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.96g 14%
Cholesterol 0.48mg 0%
Sodium 331.77mg 43%
Potassium 115.2mg 8%
Total Carbs 22.81g 24%
Sugars 0.95g 12%
Dietary Fiber 3.76g 47%
Protein 6.13g 38%
Vitamin C 0.9mg 5%
Iron 4.4mg 76%
Calcium 29mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 8.6
  • 11

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • cholesterol free,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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