These Spring Herb Quinoa Patties are a great way to use leftover quinoa and make a delicious vegetarian meal! Super simple to make and so good!


Sometimes I make things that I really like and other times I make things that become staples in my weekly menu.

Yes this would be one of those staples.  Can I just go ahead and tell you how insanely easy these were to make?!  Other than waiting for the quinoa to cook, these took a total of about 8 minutes!  Packed with tons of flavor and made entirely with all-natural whole food ingredients, these little patties make the perfect healthy lunch paired with a side salad and some fruit.  I’ve really been trying to jump back on the clean eating wagon again and these were just the thing to kick start my diet.

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not perfect when it comes to food.  85% of the time I really try to eat as healthy as possible, but I DO like to enjoy life as well and not count calories or carbs.  I think when you deprive yourself too much or “diet” (a word I honestly hate), you end up over-eating when you do choose to splurge.  Yeah….guilty.  Anyway, whether you enjoy clean eating or are just looking for a delicious healthy recipe, this one is just the thing to add to your weekly rotation.


On another note, it IS Election Day so I hope you all went out and voted!!  I’m honestly glad all this political stuff will be finally over after today…I was really starting to dislike people on Facebook and Twitter haha.  I mean it’s one thing to state your opinion, but it’s another to bash others for stating theirs.  I made the decision not to state my political preference, but that doesn’t mean I’m not passionate!  I respect everyone’s opinion and I sincerely hope whoever enters office can help with this economic crisis and bring our troops home!

Happy voting!!!

5 from 2 votes

Spring Herb Quinoa Patties

These Spring Herb Quinoa Patties are a great way to use leftover quinoa and make a delicious vegetarian meal! Super simple to make and so good!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp green onion, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp fresh mint, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 cup grated cheese, I used Gruyere cheese
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
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  • In a large bowl, slightly whisk eggs and add green onion, mint, parsley, cheese, bread crumbs and salt. Mix well.
  • Meanwhile cook quinoa according to package directions and gently add 2 cups quinoa to your egg mixture until well combined.
  • Heat a large nonstick skillet on medium heat and drizzle about a bit of olive oil in the pan.
  • Using your hands, form 2-inch patties making sure they are tightly packed, and place onto pan.
  • Cook patties about 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Serve immediately and enjoy!


Serving: 1patty | Calories: 130kcal | Carbohydrates: 15.3g | Protein: 6.5g | Fat: 4.4g | Fiber: 1.6g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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As a self-proclaimed foodie and fitness enthusiast, I have a passion for cooking and a huge desire to show that living a healthy lifestyle can actually be easy and fun!  Feel free to use the meal guide above to find your new favorite meal ideas or the dietary guides to the right to narrow things down even more!

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  1. Karen says:

    5 stars
    SO GOOOD!!! My kids loved these, and are begging for more. Thank you so much for the delicious recipe.

  2. Ashley Settles says:

    I just made these. i didn’t have any mint, so I replaced it with 1 tbs of salt free lemon pepper. THEY ARE SO GOOD. Thank you! (:

  3. Tamara Eberhart says:

    LOVE your blog! Your ideas are so amazing! I have found that eating clean actually really helps women (and men) to get their hormones re-balanced naturally. It truly does work! Also eating clean does make you feel so much better, and more energized! Your recipes are wonderful to help with more variety of food and flavors! Thank you so much for sharing all the things you’ve worked so hard to learn and create :)! I MUST try this recipe! Going to try them out tomorrow :)!

  4. aneonprincess says:

    I LOVE this recipe. Actually I love all your recipes! Keep it up. You are my go to for dinner ideas:)

  5. Caroline says:

    I made these tonight (without the mint) and we loved them. My 22 month-old isn’t crazy about meat so I like to find meatless alternatives that are high in protein. He loved them and kept saying ‘Yum!’ 🙂

  6. Lauren says:

    Oh my goodness Kelly!! Can I just say how flippen incredible these are! I just made them today, and fell in love. I used cheddar and mozza mix for cheese, since thats all I had, and I had no mint unfortunately, so I had to omit that, but even still, SO dang good! Thanks so much for the recipe and the blog girl!