Lemon Caper Quinoa Patties


  • 2/3 cup quinoa
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 1 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. capers, drained
  • 1/2 tsp. dried parsley, or 2 tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 tsp. garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp. flour (or a gluten-free flour to make these GF)
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • Pinch of allspice
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • Olive oil, for frying
  • Greek yogurt, for serving (optional)
  • Scallions, chopped, for serving (optional)

Combine quinoa, water and soy sauce in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to a simmer, and continue cooking for 10-15 minutes or until all the water is absorbed.

While quinoa is cooking, mix together remaining ingredients except olive oil, greek yogurt and scallions.

Once quinoa is done, add to capers mixture and combine well.

Form into 8 patties (about 2-3 tablespoons per patty). Batter will be running, but that's okay.

Coat the bottom of a skillet with a thin layer of olive oil. Add patties in an even layer and cook for 2-3 minutes per side, or until golden brown.

Remove from skillet and place on a paper towel-lined plate. Serve immediately with greek yogurt and scallions, if desired.

by The Savvy Kitchen