Kale Quinoa Cakes


Prep time: 
45 minutes
Cooking time: 
10 minutes


Somewhere in between burgers and falafel is a quinoa cakes. They are packed with protein, and much healthier than your average burger. Make a double batch and freeze the rest for a quick meal.


  • 90g uncooked quinoa
  • 70g kale, finely chopped
  • 90g Cannellini or Butter beans
  • 65g roasted hazelnuts
  • 3 cloves of pressed garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • sea salt and pepper
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • Oil for frying


  1. Combine 250ml water, a dash of salt and quinoa in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cover. Cook until water has boiled off, about 15 minutes.
  2. In a food processor, combine kale, beans, hazelnuts, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper. Mix until a pureed consistency and pour into a separate bowl.
  3. Add in cooked quinoa and flour and mix together until well-blended.
  4. Place bowl in refrigerator to chill for about 30 minutes. Note: you don’t have to do this, but when the mixture is colder it is easier to form into patties. If you want to fry them up directly, make them a little smaller.
  5. Form mixture into patties and fry for 2-4 minutes on each side, until they are crisp.


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