Kale & Fresh Corn Quinoa Patties

Posted on May 22, 2014
Good Morning, Everybody! As the summer gets closer and the weather gets warmer, I always start looking for lighter meal options, and I thought I would share this recipe with you today! Quinoa is one of those things that people either love or hate, and I always find that the best way to make it is if you mix it with lots of other ingredients, especially fresh, flavorful vegetables. Quinoa patties are a great way to use quinoa, they are super quick and easy to make, and you can add in whatever ingredients you like! A couple of months ago I shared my Cheesy Broccoli and Quinoa Patties, and these are sort of a more summery version of those. I absolutely love fresh corn, and it adds so much sweetness and flavor to these patties and works great with the kale. Here’s how to make these…
*Makes 6 patties*
1/2 cup quinoa
1 cup water
1 ear of corn
3 – 4 medium sized kale leaves
1 small onion, diced
1 garlic clove, minced
3 – 4 tbs grated Parmesan cheese
1 – 2 eggs
1/4 cup Panko or breadcrumbs
Salt & Pepper for seasoning
Olive oil for cooking patties
1. First, prepare your quinoa according to the directions on the packaging. I cooked mine by combining 1/2 cup of quinoa with a cup of boiling water, then covering it and letting it simmer for about 15 minutes. Once the quinoa is cooked, put it on a plate and spread it out in an even layer to let it cool completely.
2. Meanwhile, cook your ear of corn (I cooked it for about 10 minutes in water), then once it has cooled, cut the kernels off, place them in a large bowl and set it aside. Wash and dry your kale leaves, then cut or tear them into small pieces, and mix them in with the corn. In a small saucepan, sauce the diced onion and minced garlic until soft and translucent, then transfer to the bowl with the corn and the kale.
3. Add the cooked and cooled quinoa, Panko or breadcrumbs and the Parmesan cheese into the vegetable mixture and stir well. Add in one egg and mix well, if the mixture doesn’t hold together very well, add another egg and stir again. Season everything with salt and pepper. Heat some olive oil in your pan, and make your patties using a 1/4 cup measure (scoop out 1/4 cup of the mixture and form it into a patty). Cook each patty for about 5 – 7 minutes on each side on medium heat, until you have a nice crispy crust on the outside and the patties have cooked through on the inside. Let cool for a couple of minutes before eating.
For a similar recipe, check out these Cheesy Quinoa and Broccoli Patties HERE!
Happy Cooking, Everyone!
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  • Catherine Holt May 22, 2014 at 7:46 am

    These look awesome to give the kids….and us adults too, but I bet the kids would love them. I always struggle to think of tasty and inviting foods for little ones, and I think this could be perfect!
    Would love you to also share at Marvelous Monday link party on Smart Party Planning 🙂

    • Maria May 30, 2014 at 12:42 pm

      Thanks, Catherine! I hope you like these, they are so easy to make and you can add in whatever vegetables or other ingredients you like! Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend 🙂

  • G. May 22, 2014 at 7:51 am

    Can’t wait to try these!

    • Maria May 30, 2014 at 12:43 pm

      Hope you love them!! 🙂

  • Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest May 22, 2014 at 7:57 am

    I have been wanting to try quinoa and these look yummy – thanks!

    • Maria May 30, 2014 at 12:44 pm

      Thanks, Vicki! This is a good way to use quinoa because you can add in whatever other vegetables or other ingredients you like! And they’re so quick and easy to make, which is always good 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend!

  • Tertúlia da Susy May 22, 2014 at 8:13 am

    Que bela sugestão!

    • Maria May 30, 2014 at 12:44 pm


  • Ordinary J May 22, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    Interest tweak for the quinoa:)

    • Maria May 30, 2014 at 12:44 pm

      This is my favorite way to make quinoa! So quick and easy! 🙂

  • familyhouseandacat May 22, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    Oh my goodness, these look so yummy. Kale and I have become friends. Haha! Thank you so much for sharing…I will be trying these next week. 🙂

    • Maria May 30, 2014 at 1:10 pm

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy these, it’s a good way to use both quinoa AND kale! 🙂 Hope you have a great weekend 🙂

  • Ginnie May 23, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    These look so delicious! A lot of my favorites all in one dish:)

    • Maria May 30, 2014 at 1:11 pm

      Thanks, Ginnie!

  • Lori Hart May 27, 2014 at 11:04 am

    This looks amazing!! Found your recipe at Inspire Me Tuesdays. I am one of the hostesses of Tickle My Tastebuds and would love you to stop by and link up this recipe if you have not yet already. Here is the link http://bit.ly/1pffa2F

    • Maria May 30, 2014 at 1:11 pm

      Thanks so much, Lori!

  • Miz Helen May 27, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    We will just love these Kale , and Fresh Corn Quinoa Patties, can’t wait to try them. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

    • Maria May 30, 2014 at 1:11 pm

      Thanks so much, Miz Helen! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  • marty (A Stroll Thru Life) May 27, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    Oh yum, I would definitely love these. Thanks for linking to Inspire Me.

    • Maria May 30, 2014 at 1:11 pm

      Thanks so much, Marty!

  • Ginnie May 29, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    These look so delicious and healthy! Thanks for the recipe:)

  • Patti Tucker June 1, 2014 at 8:47 am


  • Natasha In Oz June 1, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    G’Day from Oz! This looks delicious, Maria. Thanks for sharing your recipe. I’m pinning your post right now.

    If you have a minute to spare please pop by and link up your post to my weekly Say G’day linky party! This would be a fabulous addition.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz.

  • Kristen Chidsey June 1, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    These look amazing. have made quinoa cakes/burgers before with carrots and cottage cheese–but love the addition of kale. Can’t wait to give it a try!
    Kristen @ amindfullmom.com

  • Victoria Walker March 28, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    I routinely make these kinds of patties/fritters for dinner. One trick I’ve learned that really helps me keep everything together is to add a bit of seitan flour. You’d be surprised how amazingly it works, and it doesn’t take very much. It adds more protein, and a nice texture also.
    The only thing about that, though, is that my husband didn’t care as much for the texture of those after being reheated. Though, it may have something to do with the method of reheating.

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