Kale Quinoa Burger

kale quinoaThese Kale Quinoa Burgers are perfect to make ahead and have for the week for a side dish, main dish or snack. They taste good with hummus, smashed avocado or with a fried egg on top! There is the perfect amount of kick to it with the jalapeno. The other thing I liked about these is the don’t fall apart like a lot of veggie burgers do. I found this recipe on everydaydishes.com.

 

Ingredients:

  • 2½ cups cooked quinoa, cooled
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • ½ cup Parmesan, grated
  • ½ cup green onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil plus more for frying
  • ½ yellow onion, diced small
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, finely diced
  • 4 cups kale, deveined and finely chopped
  • ¾ cup finely ground breadcrumbs (use gluten-free breadcrumbs to make this dish gluten-free)

Whisk 3 eggs until smooth. Combine egg mixture with quinoa, Parmesan, green onion, salt and cayenne pepper in a medium mixing bowl.

Heat 2 Tbsp olive oil in skillet on medium heat then sauté onions and jalapeño for approximately 2 minutes. Add garlic and cook 1 minute before adding kale to skillet. Cook until kale is bright green and soft.

Add kale mixture to quinoa mixture, then add breadcrumbs and stir to combine.

Place a clean skillet on medium heat and add enough oil to coat the bottom.

Form patties using ½ cup of quinoa mixture. Fry until golden brown on each side, 3–4 minutes per side.

 

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