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Spicy kale and quinoa recipe video

Spicy Kale and Quinoa Patties Recipe

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course dinner
Servings 10 patties
Calories 172 kcal

what you'll need

  • 2 1/2 cups cooked quinoa cooled
  • 3 large eggs beaten
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • 1/2 cup green onion chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil plus more for frying
  • 1/2 yellow onion diced small
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 jalapeño finely diced
  • 4 cups kale deveined and finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup breadcrumbs finely ground , use gluten-free breadcrumbs to make this dish gluten-free

let's do it

  • Whisk 3 eggs until smooth. Combine egg mixture with quinoa, Parmesan, green onion, salt and cayenne pepper in a medium mixing bowl.
  • Heat 2 Tbsp olive oil in skillet on medium heat then sauté onions and jalapeño for approximately 2 minutes. Add garlic and cook 1 minute before adding kale to skillet. Cook until kale is bright green and soft.
  • Add kale mixture to quinoa mixture, then add breadcrumbs and stir to combine.
  • Place a clean skillet on medium heat and add enough oil to coat the bottom.
  • Form patties using ½ cup of quinoa mixture and place patties on a baking sheet. If you are having trouble forming patties because the mixture is too loose, add 1–2 Tbsp flour.
  • Using a spatula, transfer the prepared patties to the skillet, being careful not to splash hot oil or overcrowd the pan. Fry until golden brown on each side, 3–4 minutes per side.
  • Remove patties from the skillet and let drain on a paper towel. Serve with a dollop of yogurt!

One Last Thing

This dish would be amazing with your favorite meaty entree or all by itself as a vegetarian meal.


Calories: 172kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 8gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 67mgSodium: 473mgPotassium: 287mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1g
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