Spicy Cauliflower Burgers

spicy cauliflower burgers


  • ¾ cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 head cauliflower (about 6 cups of florets)
  • 3-4 tablespoons coconut oil
  • a few generous shakes of spicy seasoning – cumin, chili powder, cayenne, etc.
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • ¾ cup ground almonds
  • ¾ cup shredded Mozzarella
  • 3 eggs
  • 1½ teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius. Cook the quinoa according to package directions but only using 1 cup of water.
  2. Cut the cauliflower into florets, transfer to a baking sheet, drizzle with 1 tablespoon coconut oil and sprinkle with spices to taste. Roast for 20-30 minutes. Let cool.
  3. Pulse cooled cauliflower through a food processor to form small pieces that stick together. We don’t want PUREE here, but we do want enough mushiness to help it all stick together.
  4. Combine the cooked, pulsed cauliflower with the quinoa, garlic salt, ground almonds, mozzarella cheese, eggs, salt, and another teaspoon or two of spicy seasoning (cayenne will make it hot-spicy, so just add a few shakes of that one). Form 10 patties from this mixture.
  5. In an oiled or nonstick pan over medium heat, cook the burgers until golden brown on each side, flipping very carefully to avoid breaking. Set aside on a paper towel lined plate.
  6. Enjoy these burgers with any healthy toppings of your choice! My favorite toppings included: Lettuce, Tomato, Gherkins, Avocado, Red Onions, etc!

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