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
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.