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Crispy Quinoa Patties

Made with parmesan cheese and fresh chives, these easy crispy quinoa patties make a delicious snack or appetizer
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword quinoa patties
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Chilling time 15 minutes
Servings 8 patties
Calories 161kcal


  • 2 cups cooked, cooled fluffed quinoa 
  • ½ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh chives
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil, divided 


  • Combine the quinoa, parmesan cheese, eggs, chives, and spices in a medium bowl. Stir until the eggs are well incorporated throughout the mixture. 
  • Using a ⅓ measuring cup*, press the quinoa mixture into the measuring cup, firmly packing it to about ⅔  full. Slide the patty out and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Chill the patties at least 15 minutes or up to 2 days ahead of time. 
  • Heat 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Working in batches, place half the patties into the skillet. Cook until golden brown and crispy (flipping once), about 3 minutes per side. Cook the remaining patties. 
  • Place the cooked patties on a cooling rack to allow any excess oil to drip away. Enjoy these patties warm or at room temperature as a handheld snack, appetizer with your favorite dipping sauce, or with sauteed vegetables for a meal.


Tips for forming patties
  • Stuff the quinoa mix into a 1/3 measuring cup. Pack it in tight. Tap the cup into your hand or onto a baking sheet lined with parchment.
  • Making patties that are about the same size will help with even cooking.
  • Rinse the measuring cup with water or brush inside with oil if the mixture starts to stick after a few patties.


Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 115mg | Potassium: 107mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 168IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 1mg