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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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

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

Nutrition

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