KALE QUINOA PATTIES
These super-healthy kale quinoa patties recipe is a scrumptious substitute for rubbery-tasting veggie patties. We cannot begin to express the utter deliciousness of this recipe without you trying it for yourself. Quinoa—which tastes like a cross between brown rice and oatmeal—combined with fresh kale, yellow onion, chives and Parmesan cheese is sure to rock your taste buds!
Quinoa is the star ingredient for this recipe. It cooks quickly—only requiring about 5–10 minutes—has the highest protein content of all the grains and is gluten-free.
2 ½ cups cooked quinoa, cooled
4 cups kale, cleaned, chopped small
3 large eggs, beaten
1 tsp sea salt
½ yellow onion, diced small
½ cup chives, chopped
½ cup Parmesan, grated
2 cloves garlic, minced
¾ cup finely ground bread crumbs
2 Tbsp olive oil plus more for frying
Combine quinoa, eggs, Parmesan, chives and salt in medium mixing bowl.
Heat 2 Tbsp olive oil in skillet on medium heat then sweat onions and garlic, approximately 3 minutes. Add kale to skillet and cook until kale is bright green and soft.
Add kale mixture to quinoa mixture, then add breadcrumbs and stir to combine.
Place clean skillet on medium heat and add enough oil to coat bottom of pan.
Form patties using ½ cup of quinoa mixture and place patties in skillet being careful not to splash hot oil or overcrowd the pan. Fry until golden brown on each side, approximately 5 minutes per side.
Remove patties, drain on paper towel and serve.