Healthy Eating: Quinoa and Spinach Patties |

Healthy Eating: Quinoa and Spinach Patties

These patties can be made with any steamed greens from the Steamboat Farmers Market, such as mustard greens or steamed, chopped kale.

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 kosher salt

1 cup steamed spinach, chopped (frozen is fine)

1 cup plain breadcrumbs

1 teaspoon olive oil

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

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 with 1/4 cup of the mixture each.

Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. In two or three batches, cook the patties covered for eight to 10 minutes on each side, or until browned and golden.

Makes 14 patties.

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