Quinoa Patties

By themessimake.com
January 30, 2014
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Author Notes: I made this dish, inspired by Sprouted Kitchen’s recipe, to bring with us. I made a few changes to add The Mess I Make’s touch. These can be enjoyed at room temp as an appetizer, crumble them up in a salad, or serve warm for burger patties.themessimake.com

Serves: a crowd


  • 1/2 cup quinoa – uncooked (cook as directed on the box. Usually 1/2 c uncooked quinoa is cooked in 1 c salted water)
  • 3/4 cup Cannellini beans (or chickpeas)- canned
  • 1/2 potato – boiled (instead of using egg)
  • 1/4 small red onion
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 1 Serrano peppers (depending on your spice level tolerance)
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • Salt, to taste
  1. Pulse onions, garlic, green chillies.
  2. Add Cannellini beans, cilantro, lemon juice, salt, ground cumin, and pulse for 30-45 seconds (until the beans have just broken down).
  3. Add boiled potato, cooked quinoa, and pulse until everything is mixed. Don’t over-pulse the mixture or it will get too mushy.
  4. Make 1 inch balls and flatten them.
  5. Heat a non-stick or a ceramic pan on medium heat.
  6. Drizzle vegetable or extra virgin olive oil on the pan and carefully place the patties on the pan.
  7. Cook the patties for ~5 minutes on each side or until they reach a beautiful brown toasted color.
  8. These patties can be served at room temperature so let the patties cool off on a wire rack while you make the yogurt sauce.

Yogurt Sauce

  • 1 cup plain non-far Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon Lime zest (optional)
  • A drizzle of honey if the yogurt is too tart
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  1. Mix everything in a bowl and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  2. Slice ~10 cherry tomatoes in halves or thin slices, whatever you prefer.
  3. Assemble
  4. Place patties on a serving platter.
  5. You can either dollop a small amount of yogurt on each patty (this could get messy) or use the sandwich bag technique. Transfer the yogurt mixture in a sandwich bag and cut a small piece at one of the corners and pipe the yogurt onto each patty. This made the dish mess-free and pretty at the same time.
  6. Place sliced cherry tomatoes on each patty.

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