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Quinoa, Kale, and Flaxseed Patties

Hearty quinoa patties, jam packed with vegetables and protein. Gluten-free and vegetarian friendly!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time37 mins
Servings: 12 (2.5 ounce) patties

Ingredients

  • 2 and 2/3 cups cooked quinoa
  • 4 large eggs beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning*
  • 1 cup steamed kale chopped
  • 1/2 small white onion chopped
  • 1/3 cup fresh sharp white cheddar cheese grated*
  • 3 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1 cup ground flaxseed 3/4 cup if using bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped bell peppers*
  • olive oil as needed

Instructions

  • Combine the cooked quinoa, eggs, salt, and seasoning in a large bowl. Stir in steamed kale, onion, cheese, and garlic. Add chopped vegetables and ground flaxseed and stir to combine everything completely. Allow mixture to sit for about 10 minutes to absorb moisture.
  • Form into 12 patties. Each will be about 2 and 1/2 ounces. 
  • Heat a bit of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add 4 to 5 patties to the skillet at a time, and cook for 5 to 7 minutes, or until underside is dark brown. 
  • Carefully flip patties with a spatula and cook other side for an additional 5 to 7 minutes, or until dark brown. Remove from skillet, allow to cool on a cooling rack. 
  • Cook remaining patties, adding additional oil to the pan as needed. Serve warm or cold. Cooked patties can be kept in the refrigerator in an airtight container up to 1 week, or in the freezer for 1 month. Reheat as needed in the microwave.

Notes

*Use any seasoning, cheese, and vegetables you would like.
Adapted from Sally's Baking Addiction