TASTY Tuesday: Cheesy Quinoa & Broccoli Patties

Before I go posting a bunch of cute Halloween dessert recipes I have to get one healthy yummy one in 🙂

These amazing patties are high in protein, fiber, magnesium and iron. Healthy can taste good I promise!

If you have never had Quinoa before, don’t be scared. It is so good and I bet you’ll never touch rice again.



1/2 cup quinoa

1 cup water

5 large broccoli florets

1 small onion, diced

1/4 cup breadcrumbs

1/4 cup shredded cheese

1 large egg Salt and Pepper for seasoning Olive oil for cooking


1. First, cook your quinoa according to the directions on the packaging. I cooked mine by combining 1/2 cup of quinoa with 1 cup of boiling water, then letting it come to a boil, and simmering, covered for about 15 minutes. Once the quinoa has absorbed all the water (this shouldn’t take longer than 15 minutes), put it on a plate and let it cool completely.

2. Next, saute your diced onion until it’s soft and translucent. Set aside and let cool completely. Cook your broccoli until it has softened a little bit, then let it cool as well. Once the broccoli has cooled completely, dice it into small pieces.

3. Now that you have everything ready, in a large bowl, mix all the ingredients together, leaving the egg until the end. Mix well so you have a smooth, wet mixture that will allow you to make patties that will stick together.

4. Heat some olive oil in a pan, and make your patties. I made each using 1/4 cup of the mixture. Just make a ball out of the mixture, and squash it down a little bit. Cook each patty for about 7 – 8 minutes on each side on medium heat. You want the patty to develop a crust, but not to burn, so watch them carefully. Let cool for a couple of minutes before eating.

What do you think of this recipe? Are you a fan of veggie patties?