Quinoa and Mushroom Patties

These veggie burgers are perfect if you do not want to eat meat. They are full of flavour and high in protein. The quinoa gives the patties that nutty flavour. I had these with guacamole as my sauce. You can also have them with yoghurt. You can batch cook them and freeze them.


1 cup of cooked quinoa

300g of button mushrooms chopped in small pieces

1 shallot finely chopped

2 garlic cloves finely chopped

Olive oil

2 eggs beaten

A handful of parsley

1 1/2 cup of gluten free bread crumbs

Himalayan salt and pepper to season

Start by cooking the quinoa according to the instructions on the packet. Add a little salt to the quinoa. Once cooked set to the side.

Heat a generous amount of olive oil in a pan over medium heat adding the shallot and garlic. Cook for 2 minutes then add the mushrooms and cook until tender. Season to your liking. Once cooked pour the cooked quinoa into the pan with the mushrooms and mix together. Add the parsley. Transfer everything in a bowl and allow to cool.

Once cooled add the egg and the bread crumbs and place the mixture in the fridge for about an hour. This is important as these patties tend to be softer than meat patties.

Once you are ready to cook. Form small patties and heat a generous amount of olive oil in a non stick pan and cook the patties until golden brown. Cook the patties about 2-3 minutes on each side. Once ready place the patties on a plate with a paper towel to absorb the excess oil. I served mined mine with guacamole and roasted sweet potatoes. Enjoy!

Published by daniatrapani

I believe in teaching, educating and making people aware of their health, diet and lifestyle choices. I encourage my clients to understand the importance of a healthy diet as well as a balanced lifestyle in order to achieve optimum results. Each of my clients is treated as an individual and I combine a mixture of nutrition and naturopathy to create a tailored health programme.

2 thoughts on “Quinoa and Mushroom Patties

  1. This looks so delicious, I will try them : ) Thanks for the recipe.
    I have 2 questions. Will you advice to fry with coconut oil? I heard it’s better and healthier than olive oil. Do you have any recommendation for frying pans? I want to change my teflon one, as I read they are not good. Sometimes we try to eat better, we buy organic food, but then we are using pans, etc that are not good… so I am trying to find not only good and healthy recipes but also good utensils to prepare them 🙂 Many thanks

    1. Hi Ines,
      Coconut oil is very healthy. I use both. Being Italian I tend to favour olive oil more. Cast iron pans are healthy to use. Hope this helps

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