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Sweet Potato Burger with Avocado Cilantro Yogurt Sauce

This Sweet Potato Burger is topped with an amazing avocado cilantro yogurt sauce. The perfect vegetarian addition to your next grill out!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, Healthy, Quinoa
Keyword sweet potato burger, sweet potato burgers, sweet potato veggie burger
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Resting Time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 214kcal
Author Wendy Polisi


  • 1 sweet potato 1 cup
  • 1 ½ cups cooked chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup quinoa flour preferably toasted or flour of choice
  • 1/3 cup pepitas pumpkin seeds
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 cup diced red onion
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 egg beaten, or flax egg
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon chile powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • Sauce
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt dairy or non-dairy
  • ½ avocado peeled, pitted and mashed
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced red onion
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Pierce sweet potatoes several times with a fork. Plack on a baking sheet and cook for 50 to 60 minutes, until tender. Allow to cool. Discard skin and mash.
  • If using flax egg, combine 1 tablespoon ground flax seed with 3 tablespoons warm water. Mix well and set aside.
  • In a food processor pulse 1 cup of the potato, chickpeas, quinoa, flour, pepitas, cilantro, onion, garlic, egg, Dijon, chile powder, cumin, paprika and salt until the mixture is chunky. (Do not over process.) Form into 6 patties and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • Heat a grill pan or indoor grill to medium high and brush with oil. (You may also use and outdoor grill.) Cook for 10 minutes per side.
  • To make the sauce combine ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth.


Calories: 214kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 654mg | Potassium: 312mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 3405IU | Vitamin C: 3.6mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 2.3mg