Vegan Quinoa Patties

One of my passions is to cook and share recipes for healthy, nourishing food. This is a recipe I found on myvega.com, which is an excellent site for vegan nutrition. Although this recipe is vegan, I believe non-vegans as well as vegans will find these patties quite satisfying. These patties are lightly spiced with curry and packed with protein. They have become a regular in our house! I like to top them with vegan yogurt or regular organic yogurt.

Give them a try and let me know what you think!

Vegan Quinoa Patties (makes 9 patties)

1 tsp coconut or olive oil

1 onion, diced

3 cloves garlic, chopped

1/2 carrot, shredded

1 cup kale, cut small pieces

1/2 cup cooked yam

1 cup kidney beans

1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa

2 tbsp coconut or chickpea flour

2 tsp lemon juice

1 tsp chili flakes

2 tsp curry powder

Salt and pepper, to taste

Preparation

  • In a saucepan, melt coconut oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and sauté until translucent, about 4-5 minutes. Add carrots and kale, sauté for an additional 4 minutes.

  • In a food processor or blender, puree kidney beans and yam.

  • Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Mix well.

  • Measure into 1/3 cup portions and press into patties (Alternative: Make into bigger patties and use as a burger patties).

  • Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes or fry in a pan in a small amount of coconut oil 3-4 minutes a side.

* Alternative: Make into bigger patties and use as a burger patties.

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