Recipe: Chia and Quinoa Sliders with Avocado

Chef Suzy Sing, a MasterChef Season 2 Finalist, joined us on Good Day Chicago to share some healthy Super Bowl snack recipes.

Quinoa Sliders

Ingredients:

  • 6 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp Milled Chia Seed
  • 1 ½ cups Tri-Color Quinoa, cooked
  • 1 cup acorn squash, steamed
  • ½ cup onion, minced
  • ½ cup Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp serrano pepper, minced
  • 1 tsp fresh tarragon, chopped
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp Rice Bran Oil

Directions:

1) In a small bowl, combine water with Milled Chia Seed until paste has formed and set aside.

2) In large bowl, combine cooked Tri-Color Quinoa, squash, onion, Gluten-Free All Purpose Flour, serrano pepper, tarragon, salt, pepper, and 1 tbsp rice bran oil.

3) Add chia mixture until fully incorporated.

4) Oil hands with ½ tbsp of rice bran oil, and form slider mixture into ¼ cup patties.

5) In a large sauté pan, place remaining ½ tbsp rice bran oil over medium heat.

6) Sauté quinoa sliders for 4 minutes, until browned.

7) Flip quinoa sliders and sauté on side 2, for 3 minutes.

8) Serve warm on mini pretzel buns with fresh spinach and Avocado Puree (recipe follows).

Avocado Puree

Ingredients:

  • 1 Avocado
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 Tbsp Light Agave Nectar
  • 3 Tbsp Water
  • ¼ tsp Sea Salt

Directions:

1) Place all ingredients in blender.

2) Pulse for 1 minute or until you have a creamy consistency.

3) Serve cold and enjoy!

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