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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Kale Parmesan Quinoa Patties

With all the buzz about Gluten allergies, Quinoa has had quite a spotlight lately-and for good reason too!  Quinoa is actually a seed, not a grain, and it is gluten free.  Quinoa is cholesterol free, high in protein, and is a great source of iron, fiber, and magnesium.  When you add in dark leafy kale, onion, and a little Parmesan cheese, these patties become a super nutritious and tasty item you can be proud to serve your family!


2 Cups low sodium chicken stock
1 cup Quinoa
2 large handfuls of Kale 
½ yellow or white onion, diced
4 eggs
1 cup Panko breadcrumbs (or substitute gluten free breadcrumbs to make completely GF)
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan Cheese


In a saucepan, bring 2 cups chicken stock to a boil.  Stir in 1 cup Quinoa- (I use Ancient Harvest since its already pre-washed and ready to go)
Bring to a boil, then turn heat to low and let cook until quinoa is light and fluffy. (You will see the “kernel” edge of the quinoa turn opaque) Let cool

Roughly chop kale and dice half an onion and sauté until softened. Let cool.

In large bowl, combine cooled quinoa, cooled Kale/ onion mixture and all other ingredients. Mix together until well combined

Heat about a tablespoon of olive oil in a pan on medium high heat.
Form palm size patties and place in skillet

Cook for about 5 minutes on each side, or until patties are browned

Will make 12-14 delicious patties to serve all week!