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  • Prep
    15 min
  • Total
    25 min
  • Servings

Quinoa Burger with Havarti Cheese


  • 4 tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 Kaiser rolls
  • 1 large tomato
  • 4 kosher dill pickles, sliced
  • 1 head green leaf lettuce
  • 1/4 cup hummus
  • 108 g (4 slices) Saputo Havarti cheese 


Quinoa Patty

  • 500 mL (2 cups) quinoa, cooked
  • 227 g (1 cup) Cremini mushrooms 
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • 113 g (3/4 cup) Woolwich Dairy Original Soft Fresh Goat Cheese Log
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup white onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground cayenne


  1. Cook quinoa according to package directions, omitting salt, about 14 min. Transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Heat 2 tbsp of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat; add mushrooms, onion, and garlic to the hot oil and season with salt, black pepper, and cayenne.
  3. Cook and stir mushroom mixture until mushrooms have given up their juice and the juice has almost evaporated, about 10 minutes. Transfer cooked mushrooms to food processor and pulse. Add Woolwich Dairy Original Soft Fresh Goat Cheese Log, 2 beaten eggs, cooked quinoa, and breadcrumbs and pulse until mixture takes on a paste-like consistency.
  4. Heat the same non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Firmly press mushroom & quinoa mixture into a 1/2-cup measuring cup. Turn and release into pan. Gently press to shape into a patty about 4 inches wide. Repeat, cooking 2 patties at a time. Cook until golden and warmed through, about 4 min per side.
  5. Once patty is cooked, add 1 slice of Saputo Havarti cheese to each patty.
  6. Remove patty from skillet once cheese has slightly melted.
  7. Assemble burger and serve immediately.


A recipe inspired by our foodie collaborator, Kayla, from the INGREDIENTS BY SAPUTO X YOU initiative.

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Kayla @moonsiebs
from Alberta