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Kale and Quinoa Patties - Karyl's Kulinary Krusade
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4.84 from 6 votes

Kale and Quinoa Patties

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Dish
Servings: 2 people


  • 1/2 cup quinoa, dry
  • 2 cups kale, ribs removed, chopped into bite sized pieces, rinsed
  • 1 1/4 cup vegetable broth
  • 2 Tablespoons avocado oil or canola oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan
  • 2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional, to taste)


  • In medium saucepan, toast quinoa over medium heat for a few minutes, to release nutty flavor
  • Add 1 cup vegetable broth. Be careful, because broth and quinoa may bubble. Reduce to low simmer, and cook for approximately 18 minutes
  • In large bowl, add quinoa, onion powder, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, Panko bread crumbs and Parmesan
  • In skillet over medium heat, spray with cooking spray or add 2 teaspoons avocado oil
  • Add onion and garlic, and saute for 2-3 minutes, until onion is translucent
  • Add kale and remaining broth, and cook until kale is softened, 5-10 minutes. 
  • Allow kale to cool for 3-4 minutes, and add to bowl. 
  • Beat egg, add to mixture and combine thoroughly. Allow to rest for 10 minutes.
  • Wipe skillet clean. Add avocado oil or vegetable oil, and turn heat to medium-high
  • Form patties. I use 1/4 measuring cup, and pack mixture into cup, so that all patties are uniform and stay together. I also spray the inside of the cup lightly with cooking spray, so the patties release easily
  • Carefully add patties to oil. Press down lightly with the back of the cup or a spatula, to flatten them slightly. 
  • Cook for about 5 minutes, or until you see the golden crust begin to form. Carefully turn using spatula, and allow other side to cook. You may lose a little of the patty, but that's okay! 
  • When patties are done, remove from the oil and drain on paper towels.
  • Top with additional grated parmesan and a little more red pepper flakes, if desired. Enjoy!