I love the fact that quinoa is so versatile. It works equally as well mixed with seasonal veggies and a simple vinaigrette as it does mashed into a patty. And boy do I love things that are mashed into patties, don’t you?
Anyway, I found a recipe (online here) for quinoa patties in Heidi Swanson’s Super Natural Every Day cookbook (I could go on a 2-hour tangent gushing about how much I LOVE Heidi Swanson, her blog, and her amazing cookbooks but I’ll save it for another time), and they turned out perfectly delicious; crispy on the outside and full of flavor on the inside (i.e. chives, yellow onion, salty parmesan cheese, yum yum yum, nom nom nom).
We paired the quinoa patties with tofu, spinach, roasted potatoes, and lots o’ red wine. Next time (i.e. tomorrow since we have leftover patties galore), I’ll keep it simple and eat it with sliced avocado and tomatoes on a toasted bun (with a side of Dos Equis).