Quinoa is nutritious, easy to make, and so versatile. I usually add it to my salads to add more texture, or eat it as a side in place of rice. This was my first time making it like this, and I'm not sure why it's taken me this long to discover these scrumptious patties.
1 cup of uncooked quinoa
1 cup of fresh spinach, chopped
3/4 cup of crumbled feta cheese
1/2 medium red onion, finely chopped and sautéed
1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon of thyme
1/4 teaspoon of cumin powder
1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper (optional)
salt & pepper to taste
olive oil, butter, or ghee for cooking (your healthy fat of choice ;))
- Cook the quinoa. Let it cool.
- In a large bowl, whisk the eggs. Then add the quinoa, chopped spinach, feta cheese, sautéed red onion, & spices.
- Mix all the ingredients together well. Let the mixture set in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
- Form the patties.
- Heat a non-stick pan with olive oil, butter or ghee. Cook the patties for 6-8 minutes or until the patties are golden brown. Flip and cook for another 2-3 minutes until the other side has browned.
Makes 9-12 patties depending on the size you make them.
|Yogurt mint sauce|
You could serve them over greens, in pita bread with yogurt sauce, with a warm tomato sauce, next to a soft boiled egg (because everything tastes better with eggs), with beans, with fish/chicken/beef, or on their own. Like I said, the possibilities are endless! Enjoy :)