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Spinach Quinoa Vegetarian Patty

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4.9 from 238 votes
By Carine - - 8 Comments

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If you are looking for healthy lunch ideas these Spinach Quinoa Vegetarian Patty will quickly become one of your favourite vegetarian meals. You can eat them in many different ways. It makes amazing salad toppings or lovely vegetarian patties to make some fulfilling vegetarian burgers. I also keep this recipe for these days when I am looking for creative kids lunchboxes ideas. My girl loves them cold or simply rewarmed a few minutes in the microwave.

spinach quinoa patty

So, what do you need to make this Spinach and Quinoa patty recipe? Only 5 ingredients – or 6 ingredients if you choose to add some cheese which is optional if you are on a dairy free diet. I usually make these vegetarian patties with leftover of cooked quinoa. It is a nice recipe to use leftover of cooked supergrains. I also tried this recipe with cooked amaranth or a mix of quinoa and amaranth. All versions are very crispy and delicious.

spinach quinoa pattyI previously used to fry these patties into olive oil and recently I discovered how good it was to simply bake them 15 minutes in the oven. It’s much healthier than frying, less oily and easier to rewarm as well. This recipe makes a batch of 25 small patties. I baked all of them and rewarmed the leftover in the microwave for 3 minutes the next day. It tends to be softer when warmed up in the microwave. Next time I’ll probably freeze the extra unbaked patties and bake them when needed. I am pretty sure it’s ok to place the frozen patties into the oven without defrosting them. It will probably take a bit longer to bake but at least it won’t lose the crispiness.

I hope you enjoy this little finger food and if you are looking for others appetizer ideas you can check out the appetizer recipes on the blog.

This recipe is inspired by my spinach ball recipe.


What’s your favorite way to use quinoa? 

Enjoy this simple healthy recipe & have a wonderful day !

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Spinach Quinoa Patties

spinach quinoa patty
6gNet Carbs
4.9 from 238 votes
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
Net Carbs 6g
Fat 2g
Protein 2g
Calories 50kcal
Author: Carine Claudepierre
30 patties
The Spinach Quinoa Patties are a healthy, fun and kid-friendly recipe, perfect for finger-food nights

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  • 3 cups cooked quinoa - white or red
  • 2 Onion ,finely diced
  • 3 Egg
  • 1 cup Chopped Spinach cooked and squeezed dry (you can use frozen spinach that you defrost before use or fresh spinach leaves, trimmed, cooked 2 minutes in boiling water)
  • ½ cup Grated Cheese
  • ½ cup gluten free panko crumbs
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  • Preheat oven to 180C (350F)
  • Line a cooking tray with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl add the cooked quinoa, finely diced onion, eggs, chopped spinach, grated cheese and breadcrumb.
  • Combine until it easily form a dough. Divide the dough in small balls - think golf size balls.
  • Place each balls on the cooking tray, flatten with your finger to form small patties.
  • Bake for 25-35 minutes or until golden and crispy.
  • Enjoy in a burger buns, as a side to salads or small appetizer bites. Delicious dipped in guacamole, tomato sauce or tzatziki.
Freeze: the batter can be frozen in patty shapes. Defrost on a cooking tray for 60 minutes, bake as fresh.
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Nutrition Facts
Spinach Quinoa Patties
Amount Per Serving (1 patty)
Calories 50 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 19mg6%
Sodium 31mg1%
Potassium 56mg2%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 136IU3%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
Net Carbs 6g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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    8 thoughts on Spinach Quinoa Vegetarian Patty
  1. 4 stars
    Made tonight with my niece kind of bland will add some salt next time and use red quinoa. Also baked for 35 minutes and the tops never browned.

  2. 5 stars
    I’ve cooked this twice now. Substituted this for breadcumbs: cornbread crumbs,1tsp Italian seasoning, 1/2 tsp poultry seasoning, 1/8 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp ground black pepper.

  3. 5 stars
    Just made these – substituted almond flour for the panko and used Daiya Dairy Free Mozzarella “cheese.” The kids and I really enjoyed them. Served with soup for dinner. Thanks for the recipe!

    • Thanks for sharing your options. I love to hear that those are easy to make with dairy free cheese too! Enjoy the blog recipes with the kids. XOXO Carine.

  4. Looks delicious! I’m going to try it. It’s missing the rest of the instructions but I think I can figure it out.

    • Sorry for that! Just gave the recipe a little update. I recently swap to a new recipe plugin and it seems that some recipes instruction have been lost along the way. Enjoy! XOXO Carine.


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