Ever since I was little, I’ve had this sort of “obsession” with mustard. I’m talking about the standing-in-front-of the-fridge-eating-mustard-out-of-the-jar kind of obsession. Sounds weird, I know, but what can I say?! Could be worse, right?
I remember back home in Spain, my parents would buy this amazing grain mustard, that came in a big, fat ceramic jar with a cork as a lid. Authentic, imported directly from France (our neighbor). Man, was that good. I used to eat it right out of the jar back then too, but my mom also made the most amazing dishes with it: from mustard crusted rack of lamb, to simple, yet incredibly flavorful salad dressing. Luckily for me, here in the US I can still enjoy the same high quality, authentic mustard, thanks to Maille.
As I grew older and became a vegetarian, that obsession grew even stronger. Which makes sense if you think about it: mustard is a great way to infuse flavor into your favorite recipes, and with so many varieties to choose from, you can always keep it fun and exciting. So if you think it’s just a condiment, think again!
The recipe we’re sharing today is the perfect example.
- 1 medium size beet
- 1-15oz can chickpeas
- 1 cup cooked quinoa (for instructions on how to cook quinoa, click here)
- 1 cup almond meal
- 3 scallions, sliced thin (white and light green tops)
- 4 tbsp red wine vinegar
- 3 tbsp Maille Whole Grain Dijon Mustard
- 2 tbsp Maille Traditional Dijon Mustard
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
- 6 hamburger buns
- 2 large tomatoes, sliced
- Baby spinach leaves
- Guacamole (for recipe click here)
- Maille Whole Grain Dijon Mustard to taste
- Preheat oven to 400F. Wrap the the beet in tin foil and bake at 400F for one hour (or until tender). Set aside to cool
- Peel beet and place in the food processor and pulse until pureed. Set aside. Repeat the process with the canned chickpeas
- In a large bowl,combine pureed beet and chickpeas, cooked quinoa, almond meal, scallions, vinegar, Maille mustards. lemon juice, salt, cumin and black pepper. Mix until all the ingredients are well incorporated and refrigerate for 20 minutes
- Preheat oven to 350F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper
- Working with approximately 1/2 cup of mixture, form 6 round patties. Bake at 350F for 30 minutes