Italian Quinoa Protein Patties
This Italian-style Quinoa Protein Patties recipe makes healthy eating so easy and incredibly delicious! Each patty is under 80 calories, packed with fiber and protein, and low in carbs!
- 4 eggs, beaten
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 cups of water
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon of olive oil
- 3 large green onions, thinly sliced
- 1 cup uncooked quinoa
- 1/3 cup parmesan cheese *
- 1 cup steamed spinach, chopped (frozen is good)
- 1 cup plain breadcrumbs, for GF, be sure to use GF breadcrumbs
First, rinse the quinoa thoroughly and place the grains in a medium pot with 2 cups of water. Bring the water to a boil and simmer.
Then, cook until the quinoa is tender and has absorbed the liquid, about 20 minutes. Let cool.
In a large bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, eggs, Parmesan, green onions, garlic, salt, steamed spinach and breadcrumbs. Let everything sit for a few minutes to absorb the liquid. The dough should be moist, but not runny. Form 1/4 cup patties each.
Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. In 2 or 3 batches, cook covered patties for 8 to 10 minutes per side, or until golden and golden. Happy Cooking Time.
* use vegan parmesan if you are a vegetarian