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Combine uber-nutritious leftover quinoa with superfood kale for these hearty, savory, and crispy cakes. Top with diced avocado for an addictively healthy lunch. Kate, Recipe Hunter

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Quinoa Kale Patties

A double dose of superfoods

If you’ve ever wondered how to transform leftover quinoa into something more than an addition to salads, these patties are the answer! Two superfoods join in harmony by simply combining quinoa with shredded kale, parmesan cheese, and a few eggs and breadcrumbs to hold it all together. When pan-fried, the little dots of quinoa on the edges turn into an addictively crispy crust leading into a soft, hearty center. The best part about these fritters is how versatile they are – repurpose any veggies and herbs you have on hand with the same quinoa base for a new creation every time. If you want to add another healthy addition to the plate, top each patty with diced avocado and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. While these are best served hot and crisp, don’t hesitate to make a few extras for an on-the-go lunch throughout the week.


Erin Scott

Food + Lifestyle Photographer, Food Writer

Erin Scott from Yummy Supper

For me, all good food starts with the freshest local ingredients. As someone who has to be gluten-free for medical reasons, cooking from scratch is not only enjoyable, but a necessity for the health of my family. Don't worry there's no deprivation in our household - luckily the world is filled with a delicious array of ingredients.

Erin is the photographer and writer behind Yummy Supper, a deliciously gorgeous food blog where she shares her from-scratch recipes and stunning photography from her Berkeley, CA kitchen with us. After having to move her household to a gluten-free lifestyle several years ago, Erin and her family became extraordinarily creative with creating satisfying, delicious, and healthful meals without the gluten and even discovering a new passion for food and cooking along the way. With a garden full of herbs, veggies, and fruit in their backyard, Erin’s style is seasonal, fresh, unfussy, and healthy. On top of it all, she recently announced that she’ll be writing her own cookbook!

Head over to Yummy Supper and say hello to Erin on Twitter.


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