When I say the word ‘patty’, I immediately think of Sponge Bob and the Krabby Patty. Anyone else? I haven’t exacly cracked the Krabby Patty Secret Formula with these but they’re super delicious nonetheless and you definitely have to try them!
Sweet potatoes, quinoa, onion, garlic, dried herbs, spices, and buckwheat four. They’re vegan, gluten-free, delicious, filling, hearty, and amazing in salads or in a bun as a burger!
I finally have a day off today you guys!! YAY let’s celebrate it with these delicious quinoa patties, what do you say? I haven’t stopped since Monday and I’m happy I’m finally sitting down today and writing this post. I’m drinking a almond milk chai latte and it’s bringing up so many New York memories from last Christmas. I’d go to Hu Kitchen and drink a coconut or almond chai latte almost every single day. New York is SO magical during Christmas. If you ever get a chance to go in December, definitely go, it’s worth every penny! I’d go back in a heartbeat<3
Speaking of work, I took these quinoa patties to work the first two days I was there because I didn’t know if there was going to be a place to eat a regular salad, when, how, etc. and these are the easiest thing to just snack on without any utensils or even sitting down. They’re also really filling and nutritious so they’ll fuel you for your long work day perfectly.
5 reasons you need these sweet potato quinoa patties in your life ASAP:
- they’re easy to make — cook quinoa, bake sweet potato, saute some onion and garlic, mix it all together with spices and flour and you can start making patties!
- they add great texture and flavor to your salad not to mention they’re filling and actually good for you
- you can make a delicious vegan burger with these!!
- they’re great to just have in the fridge for a quick afternoon snack either at home or on the go as they’re easy to eat
- they’re full of quinoa and sweet potatoes and who doesn’t love those, right?
also, they’re insanely delicious dipped in hummus!!
In the photos, I served them with a quick salad that consists of kale, radishes, cucumber, tomatoes, carrot, and tahini dressing. You can find the recipe for the tahini dressing in this post.
The recipe may be long but believe me, these really are easy to make and fairly quick! When you’re baking the sweet potato and cooking the quinoa, you can go do something else because they don’t need much supervision. Then you mix them together with sauteed onion and spices and you can start making patties. YUM!
- 1 sweet potato (1¼ cup when cooked and mashed)
- 1 cup dry quinoa, (you need 2 cups cooked)
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 1 red onion, finely chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- ½ tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- 1 tsp dried parsley
- 2 tsp dried majoram
- ½ tsp sea salt
- freshly cracked black pepper to taste
- ⅛ tsp chipotle powder (optional)
- ¼ cup crumbled feta (optional)
- ½ cup buckwheat flour
- coconut oil (for cooking)
- to serve: mixed salad (kale, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, radishes, carrot, quinoa), hummus, roasted veggies, etc. or serve in a bun as a burger
- Preheat your oven to 200C (392F).
- Cut the sweet potato lengthwise and drizzle with a little bit of coconut or olive oil on both sides.*
- Lay it cut-side down on a baking tray lined with parchment paper and roast for 40 minutes or until soft.
- While that's roasting, cook the quinoa according to package instructions and sautee the onion and garlic.
- In a small saucepan, add 1 tsp coconut oil and heat up over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook for 6-7 minutes until some pieces start to brown. Add the minced garlic and cook for 1 more minute until fragrant. Set aside.
- When the sweet potato is cool enough to handle, scoop it into a big bowl and mash with a fork.
- Add the quinoa, onion, and garlic, and all the spices and mix well to combine.
- Add the buckwheat flour and mix well until well incorporated.
- Fold in the crumbled feta if using.
- Heat a pan over medium-high heat with ¼-1/2 tsp coconut oil.
- Wet your hands (the dough is really sticky) and form small patties (about 1-2 tbsp at a time, smaller for a salad, bigger for a burger).
- Cook each patty for 4-5 on each side until golden. Add more coconut oil if needed. The pan gets hotter with time so lower the heat if needed.
- Keep warm in the oven and serve with a salad or in a bun as a burger.
- Can be stored in the fridge for 2-3 days.