Sweet Potato Quinoa Patties | The Healthful Ideas

Sweet Potato Quinoa Patties

November 17, 2016
Sweet Potato Quinoa Patties with mixed salad and tahini dressing. This recipe is vegan, gluten-free, and totally amazing! You'll love it. | thehealthfulideas.com

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!


Here are two salads that would go great with these patties: Black Rice Salad Bowl with Tahini Dressing or Baked Falafel Buddha Bowl (just swap the falafel for the sweet potato quinoa patties)

Sweet Potato Quinoa Patties with mixed salad and tahini dressing. This recipe is vegan, gluten-free, and totally amazing! You'll love it. | thehealthfulideas.com

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:
  1. 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!
  2. they add great texture and flavor to your salad not to mention they’re filling and actually good for you
  3. you can make a delicious vegan burger with these!!
  4. 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
  5. 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.

Sweet Potato Quinoa Patties with mixed salad and tahini dressing. This recipe is vegan, gluten-free, and totally amazing! You'll love it. | thehealthfulideas.com

 

Sweet Potato Quinoa Patties with mixed salad and tahini dressing. This recipe is vegan, gluten-free, and totally amazing! You'll love it. | thehealthfulideas.com

 

Sweet Potato Quinoa Patties with mixed salad and tahini dressing. This recipe is vegan, gluten-free, and totally amazing! You'll love it. | thehealthfulideas.com

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!

3.0 from 2 reviews
Sweet Potato Quinoa Patties
 
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Serves: 16 patties
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 200C (392F).
  2. Cut the sweet potato lengthwise and drizzle with a little bit of coconut or olive oil on both sides.*
  3. Lay it cut-side down on a baking tray lined with parchment paper and roast for 40 minutes or until soft.
  4. While that's roasting, cook the quinoa according to package instructions and sautee the onion and garlic.
  5. 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.
  6. When the sweet potato is cool enough to handle, scoop it into a big bowl and mash with a fork.
  7. Add the quinoa, onion, and garlic, and all the spices and mix well to combine.
  8. Add the buckwheat flour and mix well until well incorporated.
  9. Fold in the crumbled feta if using.
  10. Heat a pan over medium-high heat with ¼-1/2 tsp coconut oil.
  11. 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).
  12. 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.
  13. Keep warm in the oven and serve with a salad or in a bun as a burger.
  14. Can be stored in the fridge for 2-3 days.
Notes
*I literally just melted about ½ tsp in the palm of my hand and rubbed the sweet potato with it.

Sweet Potato Quinoa Patties with mixed salad and tahini dressing. This recipe is vegan, gluten-free, and totally amazing! You'll love it. | thehealthfulideas.com


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31 Comments

  • Reply Carrie November 17, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    Oh wow – these look amazing and I am loving sweet potato right now! This is perfect timing because I am getting tired of hard boiled egg on my salads and this looks like an amazing update to that! Trying this one today.

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas November 17, 2016 at 3:09 pm

      Yay! I’m glad you like these, Carrie! :)

  • Reply Gloryanna November 17, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    I am always looking for ways to incorporate quinoa into our diets! My toddler loves sweet potatoes too, so this will be one I’ll have to give a try!

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas November 17, 2016 at 7:10 pm

      I love quinoa so much, it’s usually in my fridge because it’s so easy to just throw it in a salad and it instantly brings it to another level :)

  • Reply Sara Giboney November 17, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    These look delicious! I eat a lot of veggie burgers, so this would be a great alternative!

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas November 17, 2016 at 7:09 pm

      Thank you! I imagine they’d be great in a burger :) I wish they sold healthy gluten-free buns here because I’m just too lazy to bake them myself.

  • Reply Miri November 17, 2016 at 8:40 pm

    Holy smokes. Delicious looking!

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas November 17, 2016 at 9:52 pm

      Thank you, Miri! :)

  • Reply Ayanna November 17, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    Yum!! I love quinoa and my kids love sweet potatoes, so this is the best of both world. I try to go meatless a few days a week, and this would be perfect for one of those days. Pinned!

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas November 17, 2016 at 9:53 pm

      I’m happy you like the recipe! Hope your kids love it too if you end up making it! :)

  • Reply Riva Treasure November 17, 2016 at 11:56 pm

    YUM! I’m a vegetarian and always looking for new recipes, thanks for sharing!

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas November 18, 2016 at 10:32 am

      I’m happy to share, I’m glad you like the recipe! :)

  • Reply Danielle November 18, 2016 at 8:07 am

    These look SO good! I’ve been on a sweet potato kick lately, so I definitely want to try these. I’ll report back when I do!!

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas November 18, 2016 at 10:33 am

      Me too! Sweet potato is the best, isn’t it? Hope you love them!<3

  • Reply Laura November 18, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    I LOVE quick, plant-based dinners! I’m making this ASAP!

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas November 18, 2016 at 9:15 pm

      Those are the absolute best! Hope you enjoy these! :)

  • Reply Amanda | The Golden Girl Diary December 20, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    This looks amazing! Craving it now!

    xo, Amanda | http://www.thegoldengirldiary.com

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas December 20, 2016 at 10:51 pm

      Thank you, Amanda! :)

  • Reply Francesca December 20, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    These look delicious! I know my kids will
    Love them too! I’ll definitely be trying these out!

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas December 20, 2016 at 10:52 pm

      I’m happy to hear that! Let me know how they were if you end up making them :)

  • Reply Clarissa December 20, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    These would be so good as a side to some grilled salmon <3 <3

    -Clarissa @ The View From Here

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas December 20, 2016 at 10:53 pm

      omg YES!!<3

  • Reply Dawn December 20, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    These look and sound beautiful! I like the idea of switching up the typical sweet potato sides for something different, and even adding them on a salad. I bet I can even easily make this grain free by adding some nut flour. Thanks for the idea!

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas December 20, 2016 at 10:55 pm

      Thank you so much! I totally love these even as a snack straight out of the fridge as leftovers! I’m sure you could use almond flour in these, I haven’t tried it, though. If yo end up making them, let me know how it went! :)

  • Reply Deb January 4, 2017 at 5:21 am

    Are you able to give an approx quantity of sweet potato? That would be a big help, as I have seen fairly small ones and enormous ones! Thanks for the recipe 😊 Will definitely give it a try 😊

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas January 4, 2017 at 8:14 pm

      After you cook it and mash it up it should be about 1 1/4 cup. I’ve added that to the recipe. If you have leftover sweet potato you can always save it and eat it for dessert with cinnamon and maple syrup ;) Hope you love it, Deb! :)

  • Reply Jes January 7, 2017 at 2:16 am

    Would oat flour be an appropriate replacement for the buckwheat flour?

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas January 7, 2017 at 9:39 pm

      I haven’t tried any other flour so I’m not sure. It may make the patties a bit denser and drier but it’s not a massive amount so I think it should be fine. You could also try brown rice flour :)

      • Reply Jes January 8, 2017 at 6:23 am

        Thanks, I’ll give it a try, and post with the results :)

  • Reply Anonymous January 10, 2017 at 2:07 am

    These looked really great, but the flavors were… not so great. The sweet potato with oregano and thyme had a very mixed up flavor. I tossed all of them :( Had to throw together another dinner quickly.

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas January 10, 2017 at 11:40 pm

      I’m so sorry to hear that! It really depends on what flavors you like. Next time maybe only use herbs you like together, none of them are mandatory :)

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