As much as I love quinoa patties and as much as I love garlic I will have to say that I’m surprised that it took me this long to come up with this combination. These little beauties were a winner and I will have to say my most successful egg-free quinoa patty yet.
Now I’ve said this before, but there are a lot of you who are new around here so I will say it again. The key to successful quinoa patties, veggie burgers and the like is to let it cook enough on one side before you try to flip them. Think of it like a pancake. If you try to flip pancakes before they are cooked on the first side, batter goes flying everywhere and you end up with a mess. The same thing goes for quinoa patties – especially when you are making them without eggs.
Never fear though – if your patties do fall apart it is easy enough to shape them pack together (carefully so that you don’t burn yourself) with a spoon or spatula.
I served these with a homemade tzatziki recipe (made with vegan sour cream and yogurt), but they are also great on their own.
- 2 cups cooked quinoa
- 1 head garlic (more to taste – I used 2)
- ¼ cup Quinoa Flour (any flour will do)
- ¼ cup daiya cheddar cheese
- ¼ cup Nutritional Yeast
- ¼ cup chopped onion
- ¾ teaspoon Pure Himalayan Salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- ½ cup parsley, chopped
- 2 tablespoons Chia Seeds mixed with 6 tablespoons warm water
- ¼ cup Coconut Oil (egg re-placer = 3 eggs)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut top of garlic off and place in a small baking dish. Drizzle with olive oil and salt and pepper to taste. Cover tightly with foil. Bake for 30 – 35 minutes. Allow to cool and squeeze garlic cloves from garlic head. Place in a large bowl and mash with a fork.
- Meanwhile, mix chia seeds with water and stir well. Set aside.
- Add cooked quinoa, flour, cheese, nutritional yeast, onion, sea salt, ground black pepper and parsley to the garlic. Stir until well combined and garlic is evenly distributed. Add chia seeds and stir well. Form into small patties using a tablespoon measure.
- Melt coconut oil over medium low heat. (Make sure your pan is warm before you add the patties – depending on your stove this could take 5-10 minutes) Add patties and cook until a golden brown crust has formed. Flip and cook until brown.