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A stack of four quinoa patties on baking paper.

Quinoa and Greens Patties

These vegetarian quinoa patties are loaded with wintery greens like chard, spinach, or kale. Gluten free, dairy free, and very easy, these are a great quick dinner option.
Course Mains
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Calories 86kcal


  • 300 grams cooked quinoa
  • 50 grams greens, finely chopped
  • 10 grams finely chopped parsley roughly large handful
  • 30 grams chickpea flour flour
  • 3 large eggs
  • 70 grams finely chopped onion half a medium onion
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • Zest of a lemon
  • Juice of a lemon ~3 tablespoons
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil plus more for cooking
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon dijon mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon hot pepper flakes optional


  • Add the quinoa, greens, parsley, chickpea flour, eggs, onion, garlic, lemon zest and juice, olive oil, salt, pepper, mustard, and pepper flakes to a large mixing bowl.
  • Use a wooden spoon or spatula to mix very well, making sure no clumps of chickpea flour remain.
  • Heat a large frying pan over medium heat. Once the pan is hot, coat the base with a thin layer of oil.
  • Scoop portions of the quinoa mixture into the frying pan, about 2 tablespoons for each patty. It will be loose, but the eggs will hold it together. Use a spoon to shape the patties into rounder shapes if desired (before flipping).
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes on the first side, until golden brown, before flipping. Press down lightly with the spatula after turning. Cook the second side again for 2-3 minutes, until golden. Repeat until all of the mixture has been cooked.
  • Keep the patties in a warm oven before serving if you'd like, and serve with avocado or any dips and sauces you like.
  • These will keep for a couple of days in the refrigerator in an airtight container, and freeze well. They are excellent both hot and cold.


• Spinach, rucola, chard, kale, and any other hardy greens you can find will work well here.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 86kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 116mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g