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Quinoa Patties

  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Ingredients 11
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

2 1/2
cups cooked quinoa
3
large eggs, beaten
1/4
teaspoon lemon pepper
1/3
cup yellow onion, chopped
1/3
cup cotija cheese, crumbled
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
3/4
cup seasoned bread crumbs
1/4
cup grapeseed oil
2
tablespoons chopped cilantro

Garnishes:

3
tablespoons chopped parsley
Greek yogurt or sour cream, to taste

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
% Daily Value
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
Free
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
No nutrition information available for this recipe

Expert Tips

Add shredded carrots and zucchini to the mix for a veggie garden version.

My son tends to come home from school very hungry. An afterschool snack must be ready by mid afternoon so I can make sure he eats well. I tend to have ready something hearty that is good for him because I know that, no matter what it is, I will not have trouble getting him to eat it. Quinoa patties are a great snack food because they are easy to prepare and eat. They pair well with a creamy dip such as sour cream or Greek yogurt and they satisfy your hunger instantly. Try this recipe and it might become your go-to recipe for lunch or afterschool snack cravings!

Directions

  • 1 In a large bowl, combine quinoa, eggs and lemon pepper. Stir in onion, cheese and garlic.
  • 2 Stir in breadcrumbs and allow to rest for 5 minutes.
  • 3 Form patties of approximately 3 inches in diameter. Place on a large platter.
  • 4 In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Fry patties in batches of 4 or 5. Fry for 6 minutes or until brown. Carefully flip patties with spatula and fry for 5 minutes. Add more oil if needed.
  • 5 Place fried patties on a paper towel lined plate to drain any excess oil.
  • 6 Serve with a sprinkle of parsley and a side of sour cream or Greek yogurt.

My son tends to come home from school very hungry. An afterschool snack must be ready by mid afternoon so I can make sure he eats well. I tend to have ready something hearty that is good for him because I know that, no matter what it is, I will not have trouble getting him to eat it. Quinoa patties are a great snack food because they are easy to prepare and eat. They pair well with a creamy dip such as sour cream or Greek yogurt and they satisfy your hunger instantly. Try this recipe and it might become your go-to recipe for lunch or afterschool snack cravings!

Rate and Comment

Ericka Sanchez Ericka Sanchez
September 28, 2015

My son tends to come home from school very hungry. An afterschool snack must be ready by mid afternoon so I can make sure he eats well. I tend to have ready something hearty that is good for him because I know that, no matter what it is, I will not have trouble getting him to eat it. Quinoa patties are a great snack food because they are easy to prepare and eat. They pair well with a creamy dip such as sour cream or Greek yogurt and they satisfy your hunger instantly. Try this recipe and it might become your go-to recipe for lunch or afterschool snack cravings!