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kale quinoa patties


prep time: 15 minutes
cook time: 10-12 minutes
makes approx. 10 patties

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  • 2 1/2 c cooked quinoa, cooled
  • 4 c kale, cleaned, deveined, chopped small
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced small
  • 1/2 c chives, chopped
  • 1/2 c Parmesan, grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 c bread crumbs (use gluten free breadcrumbs to make this dish gluten free)
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil plus more for frying


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Step 1

combine quinoa, eggs, Parmesan, chives and salt in medium mixing bowl
heat 2 tbsp olive oil in skillet on medium heat
sweat onions and garlic, approximately 3 minutes
add kale to skillet
cook until kale is bright green and soft
add kale mixture to quinoa
add breadcrumbs and stir to combine ingredients
place clean skillet on medium heat
add enough oil to coat bottom of pan
form patties using ½ c of quinoa mixture
place patties in skillet being careful not to splash hot oil
do not overcrowd the pan
fry until golden brown on each side, approximately 5 minutes per side
remove patties, drain on paper towel, and serve

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