• 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 3 large handfuls of spinach, washed & chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (plus more for frying)
  • ¾ cup uncooked quinoa
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • ½ cup cheese of your choice (I recommend feta, gouda or mozzarella)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • ⅛ of a teaspoon fine grain sea salt
  • ½ cup whole wheat bread crumbs
  • black pepper to taste
  • 2 cups plain greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoons Tastefully Simple Garlic Garlic
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill, finely chopped
  • ½ tablespoon fresh mint, chopped
  • ½ tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet.
  2. Add onion and garlic and heat on medium until onions are translucent.
  3. Stir in the spinach and heat for 3 minutes.
  4. Transfer mixture into a large bowl.
  5. Cook quinoa according to package and let it cool.
  6. While quinoa is cooking mix together yogurt, garlic garlic, dill, mint, ½ tablespoon olive oil, lemon juice and salt and store in the fridge until ready to serve.
  7. In your large bowl of spinach and onions, add your eggs, cheese, parsley, lemon zest, salt, pepper, and quinoa once it has cooled.
  8. Finally add the bread crumbs and let the mixture sit for a few minutes to soak in the moisture.
  9. Scoop about a tablespoon of the mixture to make your patties.
  10. Drizzle a little bit of olive oil on a hot skillet or pan and press quinoa patties on the skillet.
  11. Heat for about 5 mintes on each side or until slightly brown.
  12. Serve warm with yogurt sauce. (remember when reheating always use your oven or stove top instead of your microwave because the microwave will kill all the nutrients in your food)
Recipe by The Holzmanns at