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Spinach Quinoa Patties

This nutritious, protein-packed, and delicious meal can be served for any meal of the day! Pair it with a poached egg at breakfast or a zesty spinach salad for lunch or dinner! Any way you choose, this vegetarian meal from Skinnytaste is a hit!

Spinach Quinoa Patties

Serves: 7


  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa

  • 2 cups water

  • 4 eggs, whisked

  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese

  • 3 large scallions, sliced thin

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup steamed spinach, chopped (frozen is fine)

  • 1 cup plain breadcrumbs

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil


  1. Rinse the quinoa thoroughly and place the grains in a medium saucepan with 2 cups of water. Bring the water to a boil and reduce to a simmer.

  2. Cook until quinoa is tender and has absorbed the liquid, about 20 minutes. Let it cool.

  3. In a large bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, eggs, Parmesan, scallions, garlic, salt, steamed spinach, and breadcrumbs. Let everything sit for a few minutes to absorb the liquid. The batter should be moist, but not runny. Form patties 1/4 cup each.

  4. Heat the oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-low heat. In 2 or 3 batches, cook the patties covered for 8-10 minutes on each side, or until browned and golden.