Quinoa, Spinach and Sunflower Seed Patties

Yes, I did it again…

Quinoa…… Hmmmmm ….and I cannot apologise 🙂 ….Why?  beee…cause it is an awesome healthy seed !!!! and it needs to be enjoyed in every possible way known to mankind !!!

I have this thing for spinach, I swear….Barely a meal goes by without some form of spinach. Anyway, in this batch I used a combination of Swiss Chard and Baby Spinach. These can seriously be used with any kind of spinach – trust me, I have done it all, and all were scrumptious. When growing up, my mom was also big on spinach for meals, we were told as kids, ….eat spinach and you will be as strong as pop-eye!  I guess, something has always stuck, and that is why spinach is constant with me.  I mean, all that goodness…..

Quinoa and Spinach Patties

Preparation time:  10 minutes

Cooking time:  15 minutes

Total time:  25 minutes

Makes 9


2 cups cooked quinoa

1 cup toasted sunflower seeds

1 bunch of spring onions, chopped

1/2 white onion, finely chopped

3 teaspoons dried parsley

1/2 cup packed chopped fresh basil

3 garlic cloves chopped finely

3 cups chopped spinach (use any spinach you like or a mixture)

3 free-range eggs

2 Tablespoons of fresh lemon Juice

1/3 cup Gluten-Free Flour or flour of your choice

Salt and Pepper to taste


Bomb everything together in a large bowl, mix thoroughly with a metal tablespoon.

I like to allow my mixture to sit in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes, just to bring all those flavours together, then I make them into patties, using a tablespoon.

You can either bake these in a preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius /350 degrees Fahrenheit until golden (approximately 10 minutes on either side) or lightly fry these with a little oil in a pan.  Either way is great.

If using a fan oven, be careful not to ‘over’ bake them, as I did once, they ended up being a bit dry, but still edible – thanks to the fan oven, that does an amazing job, cooking equally inside and out 🙂 (did you notice the slight sarcasm there?)

Serve with a fresh salad or roasted vegetables (which is my favourite).

Enjoy 🙂






37 thoughts on “Quinoa, Spinach and Sunflower Seed Patties

    • Hahaha thanks Kelsie :-). I love that you love Quinoa as much as I do. I seriously cannot imagine my life without it 🙂 and it has become such a staple source of food with my family. Thank you so much for your amazing comment. Hope you have a great week ahead. 🙂


  1. Lynne,
    Hello! How ya doing? Just stopping by to say sorry I haven’t been active on your page, I have been on and off the interweb for a few days and it gets hard to play catch up at times. I wanted to also thank you for being supportive on my Instagram account, I enjoy your support and comments 🙂


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    • Hi Shay-lon, thanks for popping by and saying hello 🙂 . No need to apologize my friend, you are a busy lady 🙂 . Yes, catch-up is hard at times, never mind….I think it is called life 🙂 I love checking your posts on Instagram my friend, I will always be there. Have an awesome day. ❤

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  2. Oh dear… I still haven’t got round to trying quinoa. I really must because this recipe is calling out to me to try it. I’ve always loved spinach, too, probably because my mum always Harper on about Popeye as well. 😀 You’ve posted so many great recipes lately, Lynne, I’d better get cracking in the kitchen.

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    • 🙂 Never mind Millie, Quinoa will always be around. Nice to hear your mom also kept on about Popeye 🙂 Amazing how certain things stick in one’s mind 🙂 These patties are really great, and I am sure you will love them. Thanks so much for the compliment, you really have made my day. Enjoy your kitchen time, but not today, it’s Sunday…relax !!! 🙂 🙂 🙂


  3. these look so good! definitely going to try them, I love finding new ways to use quinoa (so important in a gluten free or vegetarian diet)! What do you usually serve them with?


    • Hi, the egg really is used as a binder. I am almost sure it would work with say an egg replacer or the flax meal and hot water mixture. Sorry I personally haven’t tried it this way. Hope you do find an alternative as these patties are really great. Thanks for the visit ! 🙂


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