Broccoli Quinoa Patties
large broccoli florets
organic whole grain or gluten-free breadcrumbs
(I used gluten-free bread crumbs)
(I used raw cheddar), shredded
Sea salt and pepper
extra virgin olive oil
Cook quinoa according to package instructions. Let it cool.
While the quinoa is cooking, sauté the onion over medium heat until translucent. Transfer to a medium sized bowl to cool.
Add more olive oil to the pan and cook the broccoli florets until it’s softened a bit. Let it cool and then chop it up. Add to the onions.
Add the cooked quinoa to the broccoli and onions. Mix in the shredded cheese, and breadcrumbs. Add the egg and mix well. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Heat up some more olive oil in your pan. Make 1/4 cup sized patties out of your mixture, and place on the pan. Cook over medium heat for about 7-8 minutes per side. Do not allow the patties to burn!
To freeze, wrap uncooked patties in plastic wrap and place in a ziplock freezer bag. Defrost in the fridge and then cook as directed above!
Optional add-ins: beans and/or sweet potatoes are some of my faves to mix things up! If you add beans, these patties become a complete meal.