Crispy Quinoa & Kale Fritters

From sautés and chips to soups and salads, countless recipes feature the prized superfood kale. Versatile and reliable, kale is finding its way into an infinite amount of dishes these days. This crispy quinoa and kale fritters recipe ranks high in our book!

With the delectable combination of stellar superfoods kale and quinoa, these fritters deliver a healthy dose of protein and fiber that satisfies in the moment and curbs cravings later on. Loaded with nutrients, these scrumptious patties boast a crispy exterior and soft center. Nutty quinoa contributes a delicious crunch you’ll love, while onions and add an aromatic flavor that spruce up the dish’s character.

Complete with ooey gooey cheese, these delicious fritters make a perfect side to any salad dish or main meal!

Crispy Quinoa and Kale Fritters

Crispy Quinoa and Kale Fritters

Yields: 8 fritters | Servings Size: 1 fritter | Calories: 150 | Total Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 278mg | Carbohydrates: 18g | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Protein: 6g | SmartPoints: 5

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa (follow cooking directions on package)
  • 1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped kale, center stalk removed
  • 1/2 cup diced sweet onions
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup Feta cheese crumbles, low-fat
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs, whole grain if available
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients, except olive oil. Using your hands to mix the ingredients works best. If the mixture is too moist after mixing, add a little flour, a teaspoon at a time, until the mixture holds together well.

Form mixture into 8 patties and place on a parchment lined or nonstick baking sheet. Lightly brush each patty with half of the oil. Bake for 15 minutes, turn over and brush with the remaining oil. Bake patties for an additional 10 minutes or until golden.

Allow patties to slightly cool while still on baking sheet. Enjoy!

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