Skinnytaste’s Quinoa and Spinach Patties

PhotobucketIn my Meatless Monday quest, I have been on the hunt for new and unusual vegetarian dishes, however having recently given up bad carbs, a “no pasta rule” narrows down the meatless options quite a bit.

Then, good ol’ Skinnytaste showed up on the Pinterest scene with her wonderful Quinoa and Spinach Patties.  Like so many other Skinnytaste recipes, this one is simple and tasty.  I modified the slightly recipe by adding a ¼ tsp of ground cayenne pepper (because I add cayenne pepper to everything) and I didn’t chop my scallions thin.

 

I also shortened the time I sautéed the patties in my electric griddle and finished them off in the oven for an added crispiness.

Of course, I loved how Skinnytaste served her Spinach and Quinoa Patty with a fried egg so I had to replicate that with some habanero hot sauce.

The base of these patties (quinoa, breadcrumbs and egg) is a wonderful foundation to a variety of other quinoa cake possibilities.  My wheels and spoons are spinning with each bite and I can’t wait to test out new recipe ideas.  Stay tuned for other varieties of quinoa cakes!

In the meantime, you can find Skinnytaste’s Quinoa and Spinach Patties here.  Remember to add a bit of cayenne pepper and some hot sauce, if you like to spice things up.

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