Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Burgers on Avocado Toast Patties 1 cup cooked red quinoa 1 cup shredded rotisserie chicken 1⁄3 cup Italian-style breadcrumbs 1⁄4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated 2 ounces feta cheese, crumbled 1 egg, beaten 1⁄2 teaspoon granulated garlic 1 teaspoon cumin, divided use 3⁄4 cup buffalo wing sauce, divided use
2 tablespoons olive oil Avocado Toast 2 avocados, seeded and peeled
Juice of 1 lime 1 clove garlic, minced 1⁄4 teaspoon celery salt
4 slices wheat nut bread 2 cups mixed greens 1 heirloom tomato, cut into 1⁄4-inch slices 1⁄4 cup cherry tomatoes, halved Kosher salt Freshly ground pepper 2 tablespoons vinaigrette
Preheat oven to 350°F. MAKE PATTIES In a large bowl, add quinoa, chicken, breadcrumbs, cheeses, egg, garlic and half of the cumin and buffalo sauce. Mix together thoroughly, then gently shape the mixture into 4 equal-size patties. Place patties on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Remove from heat, and drizzle remaining buffalo sauce over patties. PREPARE AVOCADO TOAST In a small bowl, mash avocados to desired consistency. Stir in remaining cumin, lime juice, garlic and celery salt. Toast bread to desired crispness.
Spread equal portions of mashed avocado over each slice of toast, then add some mixed greens and the patties. Top each patty with an heirloom-tomato slice and some cherry-tomato halves. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Garnish with the remaining mixed greens, then drizzle with the vinaigrette. OPTIONAL This is an open-faced burger, so top with an additional slice of toast to make a complete burger.
NOTE If you want to make your own buffalo wing sauce, simply melt butter and add hot sauce (2 parts hot sauce to 1 part butter).