Spinach And Quinoa Patties


Spinach And Quinoa Patties

The spinach and quinoa patties are vegetarian and mouth-watering ones that contain a lot of proteins and other nutrients. They are ideal to be served with any meal and can be prepared in a variety of ways. They can be used as burger fillings and also as salad toppings. Make your vegetarian burgers and salads taste different and better by these spinach quinoa patties. The recipe for the spinach and quinoa patties is a simple one. It does not take up a lot of time and effort. 

Spinach And Quinoa Patties
Spinach And Quinoa Patties

A step by step recipe for spinach and quinoa patties is discussed below. Before going on to the method, let us check on the ingredients:

1 cup of uncooked quinoa 

2 cups of water

4 whisked eggs

1/3 cups of Parmesan cheese

3 large thinly sliced scallions

Three cloves of minced garlic

½ tablespoon of kosher salt

1 cup of spinach, steamed and chopped

One cup of plain breadcrumbs

1 teaspoon of olive oil

Directions To Prepare Spinach Patties

  • Start by rinsing the quinoa thoroughly. Place them in a medium saucepan and add some water in it. Let the water come to a boil on medium flame. After it boils for 5 to 10 minutes, lower the flame and allow it to simmer.
  • Let it simmer until the grains are cooked well and soft. Allow it to cool down.
  • Take a large bowl and add in the cooked quinoa grains, Parmesan cheese, eggs, salt, garlic, breadcrumbs, and steamed spinach. Mix all these ingredients well. Allow the mixture to sit for some time so that they absorb the liquid well. The batter has to be moist but does not make it too runny. Depending upon your desired size, take some of the batters in your hands and start forming patties.
  • Take a large non-stick skillet and heat it on medium flame. Pour some oil in it, enough for the patties to get adequately submerged. Add the patties batch by batch and cook them on medium flame by covering the lid. Cook them well on both sides until crispy and golden brown. 

Use these spinach quinoa patties as fillings in burgers, salad toppings, etc. You may also have them alone with any kind of sauce or mayonnaise. If some of the batters are left out after making patties, put them in the refrigerator. It will be in good condition for 2 to 3 days. 

Spinach And Quinoa Patties
Spinach And Quinoa Patties

Health Benefits

The spinach and quinoa patties are not only delicious but also healthy at the same time. They contain a lot of nutrients and they are nut-free, gluten-free, and prepared by using little oil. Quinoa alone is high in nutrient content, versatile, and easy to cook ingredients. You can combine it with both vegetarian and non-vegetarian ingredients to prepare different tasty and innovative dishes. They go well with most of the foods and enhance their taste. They are also readily available and have a reasonable price.

So, try this versatile spinach and quinoa patties recipe and serve it with different items of your choice.   

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