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Broccoli & Quinoa Patties
side salad with creamy paprika vinaigrette

Active: 35 min Total: 35 min
These vegetarian patties aren't just healthy and tasty, they're easy to take on the go! A creamy (from yogurt) dressing, gives them both texture and flavor.
Smarts: This creamy vinaigrette does double duty as a dipping sauce for the patties and a dressing for our side salad.


Broccoli & Quinoa Patties:
  • Garlic - 2 cloves , minced
  • Broccoli - 1 cup , cooked and finely chopped
  • Gruyere or Swiss cheese - 2/3 cup , grated
  • Leftover quinoa (from Tue) - 2 cups
  • Gluten-free breadcrumbs - 3/4 cup
  • Egg - 1
  • Paprika - 1 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Black pepper - 1/2 tsp
  • Cooking oil - 2 Tbsp
Creamy Paprika Dressing (for patties & salad):
  • Red wine vinegar - 2 1/2 Tbsp
  • Paprika - 1/2 tsp
  • Plain yogurt - 3 Tbsp
  • Dijon mustard - 2 tsp
  • Cooking oil - 2 Tbsp
Side Salad with Tomatoes, Cucumbers and Avocado:
  • Tomatoes - 2 , chopped
  • Avocado - 1 , cubed
  • Cucumber - 1/2 , sliced
  • Baby spinach - 5 oz


  1. Garlic / Broccoli / Cheese - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 4 days ahead)
  2. Cook broccoli - Place broccoli in a microwave-safe container. Cover with a damp paper towel and microwave for 1.5 to 2 minutes, until tender. (Can be done up to 4 days ahead)
  3. Make patties - Finely chop broccoli even more. Mix with garlic, leftover quinoa, cheese, breadcrumbs, egg, paprika, salt, and black pepper. Let sit for ~5 minutes before forming into patties, 2 / serving. (Can be done up to 1 day ahead)
  4. Make vinaigrette - Whisk together red wine vinegar, paprika, yogurt, mustard, and cooking oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper. (Can be done up to 4 days ahead and refrigerated)

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  1. Heat oven to 375F / 191C.
  2. Heat a skillet or non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Add cooking oil and then patties to heated oil. Sear on each side for 2 to 3 minutes until golden. You might have to do this in batches if your pan is too small - just add a bit more oil in between batches if the pan is too dry. Transfer seared patties to a sheet pan and then bake for 12 minutes.
  3. While patties bake, prep tomatoes, avocados, and cucumbers.
  4. When patties are done, toss half the vinaigrette with greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, and avocado. Top your salad with patties and drizzle remainder of vinaigrette over patties.



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