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Makes about 10 patties • Photography by Casey Woods

Super easy

Quinoa Patties


For 1 Batch(es)


  • 2 1/2 cups cooked quinoa, cooled to room temperature
  • 1 cup(s) well-chopped vegetables (whatever you have available)
  • 1 small onion, very finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley (use dried in a pinch)
  • 1/3 cup(s) grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 cup(s) plain bread crumbs
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for frying
  • Burger buns (optional)
  • Burger toppings (optional)

Quinoa Patties Directions

  1. Place the quinoa in a large bowl and set aside.
  2. When chopping the vegetables, make sure they are uniform in size. Combine the chopped vegetables with the quinoa.
  3. Add the onion, garlic, parsley, cheese and lemon juice to the mixture. Season to taste with salt and pepper, then mix well.
  4. Add the beaten eggs to the mixture, then add the bread crumbs and combine. (If you aren’t on a gluten-free diet, I recommend using regular breadcrumbs.)
  5. Let the mixture rest for 2 to 3 minutes, then form it into patties. (Add more bread crumbs if necessary; however, be sure to allow a few minutes for the moisture to absorb.)
  6. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  7. Fry the patties to golden brown on both sides, flipping only once. Drain on paper towels.

Recipe notes

This is the most versatile recipe! I routinely make a lot of quinoa just so I can freeze the leftovers in order to whip up these burgers in a pinch. Virtually any type of vegetable will work, and you can mix different veggies together — you’ll never get the same patty twice! Quinoa patties work better on a plate as opposed to in a bun, and you can make them gluten-free by substituting gluten-free bread crumbs.

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