Spinach and Quinoa Patties

These spinach and quinoa patties are delicious, vegetarian and packed with protein and nutrients! They almost make me think I’m eating a chicken cutlet or meatball, without the meat.

These quinoa patties are delicious, vegetarian and packed with protein and nutrients!Spinach and Quinoa Patties

More quinoa recipes I love are Salmon Quinoa Burgers, Quinoa Huevos Rancheros Bowls and Southwestern Black Bean Quinoa Mango Salad.

These quinoa patties are delicious, vegetarian and packed with protein and nutrients!

These actually made enough for several meals. I had one topped with a poached egg for breakfast which was super yummy. The rest I served as a main course for dinner with a big avocado salad and felt quite satisfied. I can’t help thinking how good this would be with melted cheese on top in place of a burger to make it more of a veggie-quinoa burger. May have to try that soon! These patties are inexpensive to make, you can be adapt for gluten-free diets, and they are vegetarian which is also perfect for Meatless Mondays. Made with all clean ingredients.

The recipe was adapted from Heidi Swanson’s cookbook Super Natural Every Day. Her original recipe calls for kale, but since I made them on a whim, all I had was spinach and that worked out just fine. My (meat-loving) husband even thought they were great.

These quinoa patties are delicious, vegetarian and packed with protein and nutrients!

These quinoa patties are delicious, vegetarian and packed with protein and nutrients!
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Quinoa and Spinach Patties

5
Freestyle Points
236
Calories
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 55 mins
Total Time: 1 hr
Yield: 7 servings
COURSE: Dinner, Lunch
CUISINE: American
These quinoa patties are delicious, vegetarian and packed with protein and nutrients!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 eggs, whisked
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 3 large scallions, sliced thin
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup steamed spinach, chopped (frozen is fine)
  • 1 cup plain breadcrumbs, for GF, be sure to use GF breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

Instructions

  • Rinse the quinoa thoroughly and place the grains in a medium sauce pan with 2 cups of water. Bring the water to a boil and reduce to a simmer.
  • Cook until quinoa is tender and has absorbed the liquid, about 20 minutes. Let it cool.
  • In a large bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, eggs, Parmesan, scallions, garlic, salt, steamed spinach, and breadcrumbs. Let everything sit for a few minutes to absorb the liquid. The batter should be moist, but not runny. Form patties 1/4 cup each.
  • Heat the oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-low heat. In 2 or 3 batches, cook the patties covered for 8-10 minutes on each side, or until browned and golden.

Notes

Adapted from Heidi Swanson's Super Natural Every Day

Nutrition

Serving: 2patties, Calories: 236kcal, Carbohydrates: 30.5g, Protein: 11.5g, Fat: 7.5g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 110mg, Sodium: 429.5mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 2g
Freestyle Points: 5
Points: +6
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