Spicy quinoa burgers with cooling avocado aioli

My twin sis popped over with a bag of quinoa the other day, So naturally I decided to make the healthy grain into a fried burger, as you do…. These quinoa burgers are nice and spicy (and can be made gluten-free) the cooling avocado aioli complements these burgers greatly. 

1/2 cup quinoa
1 cup low sodium faux chicken broth (If gluten free, get gluten free broth)
2 tbsp ground flaxseed
2 tbsp water
1/2 onion, finely diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp chopped red chilli
1/2 tbsp tomato paste
1 tsp sweet paprika
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 cup plain flour (gram works well too)
Pinch o’ sea salt 
fresh ground black pepper
1/4 cup golden breadcrumbs (can use gluten free breadcrumbs)
oil for frying
For the aioli:
1/4 cup vegan mayo
the flesh from 1 ripe avocado
1 tbsp lemon juice
salt and fresh ground pepper
1 small clove of garlic

Rinse the quinoa then chuck in a pan with the stock, bring to the boil then reduce to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes. Mix the flaxseed with the water in a mixing bowl, drain the quinoa, then add this to the bowl as well. Fry the onion in a little oil until translucent, add the garlic and chilli and fry until fragrant. Add the spices and tomato paste to the pan, toss about for approx 1 minute and add to the mixing bowl. Mix the contents of the bowl together with the flour, and a little salt and pep, using a wooden spoon. Using damp hands, shape into four burger patties, sprinkle a plate with bread crumbs and gently press the burger into the bread crumbs, flip and press in the over side to coat. Repeat with remaining burgers. Fry the burgers in a little oil (chilli oil if you like hot food) and serve in a bun with the avocado aioli and a little lettuce. To make the aioli, just blend the ingredients together in a food processor.

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