Quinoa Burgers

quinoa-patties

Photo: Courtesy of Skinnytaste.com

So today I want to try something a little different! While I normally share with you all some of my favorite recipes, today I thought I would change things up and provide a recipe that we could try together. With such a hectic schedule it can sometimes be difficult to eat healthy all of the time, especially when you get bombarded with loads of homework and tests. When this happens to me, I always aim to eat as clean as possible following my caffeine binge and not so healthy meals. Eating clean means eating whole foods and avoiding any refined sugars and processed foods. I have been searching for some new recipes and have come across recipes similar to this but always seem to overlook it. The recipe is for a quinoa patty that is not only versatile but has excellent reviews. Now i have decided to finally give it a try and hope you will too!

I hope y’all enjoy and let me know what you think!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 eggs, whisked
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 3 large scallions, sliced thin
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup kale
  • 1 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

Directions

  • Rinse the quinoa thoroughly and place the grains in a medium sauce pan with 2 cups of water. Bring the water to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Cook until quinoa is tender and has absorbed the liquid, about 20 minutes. Let it cool.
  • In a large bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, eggs, Parmesan, scallions, garlic, salt, steamed spinach, and breadcrumbs. Let everything sit for a few minutes to absorb the liquid. The batter should be moist, but not runny. Form patties 1/4 cup each.
  • Heat the oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-low heat. In 2 or 3 batches, cook the patties covered for 8-10 minutes on each side, or until browned and golden.

 

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