Spring Herb Quinoa Patties
Spring Herb Quinoa Patties

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This Recipe

  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Serves: 4
  • Start to Finish: 30 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Amount per serving:
Total Calories: 217
  • 243mg Sodium
  • 21g Carbs
  • 3g Fiber
  • 9.5g Fat
  • 4g Saturated Fat
  • 12g Protein
  • 167mg Calcium
  • 2mg Iron

Crispy on the outside yet soft and chewy inside, these mini cakes are bursting with refreshing herbs and slightly nutty Gruyere. Serve them as appetizers or as a main meal with a dollop of Greek yogurt served over a bed of mixed greens.

Appropriate for: Clean, low-sugar, vegetarian diets


  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped mint
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1/2 cup grated Gruyere cheese
  • 1/2 cup whole-wheat breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil



1. Cook quinoa according to package directions.
2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, lightly whisk eggs. Add onion, mint, parsley, cheese, breadcrumbs, and salt. Mix well. Add cooked quinoa and combine well.
3. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat and drizzle in olive oil. Form eight tightly packed 2-inch patties and place in the pan. Cook about 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown.

*Nutrition information based on 2 cakes per serving.

Recipe provided by Kelly of EatYourselfSkinny.com

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