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Kale and quinoa patties recipe

Kale and Quinoa Patties Recipe

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course dinner
Servings 10 patties
Calories 173 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

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • 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. To ensure the patties are fully cooked, pop them in the oven for 8-10 minutes. Serve with a dollop of sour cream or Greek yogurt!

One Last Thing

Sweating means to draw the moisture out without browning. Sautéing is when you cook over medium-high heat to brown the veggies, sweating is cooking them over medium heat until they are soft and translucent, but not brown. It helps to build their flavor.


Calories: 173kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 8gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 67mgSodium: 473mgPotassium: 287mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1g
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