Prepare quinoa by bringing placing dry quinoa, water, and salt in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until quinoa is tender.
Measure out 2 cups of cooked quinoa and spread out on sheet pan to cool for 10-20 minutes before preparing burgers.
Prepare Quinoa Burgers
Mix eggs, seasonings, cottage cheese, parsley and carrot together in large bowl until well combined. Add quinoa and thoroughly mix.
Grease a large sheet pan or 2 cookie sheets and scoop 1/4 cup of mixture unto the tray, forming 12 mounds in total. Using wet hands, form into a burger shape. Spray with a cooking oil on the top of burgers.
Bake at 425 for 20-25 minutes on first side and flip and return to oven for 15-20 minutes.
These burgers do not hold up well to grilling. They achieve the best texture when baked at a high temperature. However, they can be pan fried over medium-high heat if desired.
Leftover Quinoa Burgers can be stored in the refrigerator for 3 days or frozen for up to 3 months. They are best reheated in a skillet over medium heat or in a 400 degree oven until warmed through.