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
491
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup dried quinoa, rinsed
  • 2 Cups water
  • 4 eggs, whisked
  • 3 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
8g
11%
Sugar
29g
32%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
96g
74%
Protein
11g
24%
Vitamin A, RAE
172µg
25%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
6mg
8%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
76µg
84%
Calcium, Ca
518mg
52%
Choline, total
6mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
18g
72%
Folate, total
106µg
27%
Iron, Fe
10mg
56%
Magnesium, Mg
198mg
62%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
6mg
43%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
314mg
45%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
11µg
20%
Sodium, Na
195mg
13%
Water
108g
4%
Zinc, Zn
9mg
100%

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.