Yesterday I posted my food journal and I had these amazing quinoa patties for dinner! This recipe is simple and these little patties are FULL of protein! I like mine topped with a little hummus and hot sauce. 😉
Quinoa Veggie Patties
1.5 cups raw quinoa
2.5 cups water or vegetable broth
1/2 small yellow onion, finely diced
1/2 red bell pepper, finely chopped
1/3 of a can black beans, drained and rinsed
4 cloves garlic, minced
Handful of chopped parsley
1/2 tsp. salt
freshly ground pepper or crushed red pepper flakes, to taste – I used cayenne pepper!
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 Tbsp. olive oil
Place quinoa in a mesh strainer and rinse under cold water for about 2 minutes. Bring quinoa and water or broth to boil in a medium saucepan. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes or until quinoa is tender. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the eggs, onion, red bell pepper, parsley, black beans, salt and pepper. Add the cooked quinoa, and then the eggs, stirring until moistened (if your mixture needs to be a little wetter, add about 1 Tbsp. water). Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Heat some of the olive oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat (this depends on how big your patties and pan are, and how many batches you need to do). Add the patties to the hot oil and cook until well browned, about 4 minutes per side. Place on a paper towel-lined plate to remove an excess grease.