February 21, 2014

Kale + Quinoa Patties Recipe

Kale is a fan favourite in our household. A few weeks back I shared why everyone should eat kale and how to incorporate it into smoothies. Another way we have incorporated kale into our meals is by mixing it with another healthy treat, quinoa. Quinoa is high in protein, a good source of riboflavin, a complex carbohydrate, low in calories and gluten-freeKale and quinoa patties are not only a match made in healthy heaven, they are an easy and delicious addition to any meal.

kale and quinoa patties recipe

Kale + Quinoa Patties
Serving size: Approximately 12 small patties

1 cup quinoa
2 cups low sodium chicken/vegetable stock or water
4 eggs, whisked
1/3 cup Parm cheese
1/2 small white onion, minced (or 3 green onions, sliced)
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 cup steamed kale, chopped (about 6 leaves)
1 cup breadcrumbs
1 tsp olive oil
toppings: salsa, avocado, garlic aioli 

kale and quinoa patties recipe

Cook the quinoa: Rinse 1 cup of quinoa thoroughly. Place in a medium saucepan with 2 cups of low sodium chicken stock or water. Allow to soak for 15 minutes. With lid on, bring to a boil and reduce to simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until tender and liquid absorbed. Allow quinoa to cool.

Steam the kale: Fill bottom of steamer with 2 inches of water and bring to boil. De-rib kale. When water comes to a boil, add kale and cover. Allow kale to steam for 5 minutes.

In large bowl, mix together quinoa, parm cheese, onion, garlic, salt, kale, breadcrumbs and eggs. Let everything sit for a few minutes to allow liquid to be absorbed. You want mixture to be moist. Form patties with hands.

kale and quinoa patties recipe

Heat 1 tsp olive oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Add patties to the skillet and fry. Do not overcrowd the skillet. Cook for 7-10 minutes on one side, or until brown. Flip and cook on the other side for 7-10 minutes. Let rest on cooling rack. Top with topping of your choice, and enjoy!

kale and quinoa patties recipe

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  1. We make similar quinoa patties and they are delicious! I'm definitely going to give this recipe a shot.
    Meghan @ Lipstick Skulls Blog

  2. YUMMMMM!!!! Those look SO GOOD! Although I can't have dairy for a few weeks.. Do you have any recommendations for subs for the eggs/cheese? I know that's tough, haha.

  3. Pinned! Making this weekend! Thank you they look delicious!!!

  4. quinoa patties are my favorite!! I've never added kale before though. I must try it!

  5. That looks really good! I usually make salmon patties, but adding kale might just work with it. Guess I know what we'll be having for dinner this week :)

  6. Just made these last night Mar! SO freakin good! Mine weren't nearly as pretty as yours but they were DELISH! And super filling! I even brought the leftovers to the office today and they were gobbled up!! Thanks chick! Xx


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