Quinoa and Kale Patties

Quinoa and Kale Patties
Quinoa Kale Patties

Aurélie Jouan

Quinoa Kale Patties

These vegetarian patties are great option for a healthy appetizer or even a Meatless monday dinner. Cut them in half and serve with simple spreads like guacamole, salsa, or olive tapenade!

4
Servings
571
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1  Cup  dried quinoa, rinsed
  • 2  Cups  water
  • eggs, whisked
  • green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1  Cup  steamed kale, chopped
  • 1  Cup  breadcrumbs
  • 1/3  Cup  Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 1  Tablespoon  fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1  Tablespoon  fresh parsley leaves
  • ½  Teaspoon  sea salt
  • 1  Teaspoon  olive oil
  • Optional toppings: spreads, avocado, lemon juice, salsa verde

Directions

In a medium saucepan, combine the quinoa with the water, and soak for 15 minutes.

Place the lid on the pan, bring the water to a boil, and then reduce to a simmer. Cook until quinoa is tender and has absorbed the liquid, about 20 minutes. Let cool to room temperature.

In a large bowl, mix together the cooked quinoa with the eggs, green onions, kale, breadcrumbs, cheese, cilantro, parsley, and salt. Let everything sit for a few minutes to absorb any liquid. The batter should be moist, but not runny. Form patties with your hands and reserve until ready to cook.

In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-low heat. Place up to 6 patties in the skillet at time. Cover the pan and let the patties cook until the bottoms are brown, 7 to 10 minutes. Flip and cook until the other side is nice and brown,  7 to 10 minutes. Let the patties rest on a cooling rack set over a sheet tray. To keep warm, place in a warm oven while you cook the next batch.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
38g
54%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
8g
33%
Cholesterol
63mg
21%
Carbohydrate, by difference
25g
19%
Protein
36g
78%
Vitamin A, RAE
161µg
23%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
7mg
9%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
78µg
87%
Calcium, Ca
148mg
15%
Choline, total
114mg
27%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Folate, total
92µg
23%
Iron, Fe
12mg
67%
Magnesium, Mg
344mg
100%
Manganese, Mn
3mg
100%
Niacin
10mg
71%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
874mg
100%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
30µg
55%
Sodium, Na
1169mg
78%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
168g
6%
Zinc, Zn
7mg
88%

Quinoa Shopping Tip

Stock up on quinoa and have it available for the days you are tired of rice or pasta. It's a great substitute for rice, beans, cereal, bulgar, or couscous.

Quinoa Cooking Tip

The general rule is to add one part quinoa to two parts liquid in a saucepan. One cup of quinoa will take about 15 minutes.