Quinoa Crunch Patties

Quinoa Crunch Patties


  • 3 Cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 grated courgette
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 basil leaves
  • Sea salt

Sauté finely chopped onion with garlic in olive oil on low heat for 7 minutes. Add courgette fry for further 10 minutes until everything is very soft but not browned. Tip into large bowl with quinoa and a few ripped basil leaves.

With wet hands form small, flat patties with approx 2 tbsp of mixture. Heat oil in pan and fry on medium heat for a few minutes on each side until crispy and formed. Scatter with remaining basil. Serve with big salad.


Sign up HERE to get the latest recipes and news hot out of the oven

Sign up now

* indicates required


  1. What’s the tomato puree for? I don’t see it in the instructions!

    • Lizzie King

      Hi there, sorry you didn’t have much joy. I’m not sure? I moulds them together very firmly into my hands. Compacted completely. Works even better with chilled mix. And then when they cook leave to brown fully and so the crust forms and they will be stuck together. Hope that helps. X

  2. Sorry to post another question already! I just tried making these (adding the tomato puree to the onion and courgette mix before I stirred in the quinoa) and they did not hold together at all. After the first few, I tried adding a beaten egg to the remaining mix and it was slightly better but the patties are still very crumbly. There is no way you could pick one up and eat it with your hands. What did I do wrong? The ‘crumbs ‘ are very tasty but I really wanted a lunchbox snack for my toddler.

  3. Tried these mixture crumbly even when compacted. Would you suggest binding with an egg?

    When do you add the tomato purée? How many does this amount of mixture make.


    • Lizzie King

      You could try an egg to bind, but I just pack them together firmly and then fry and they stick together. Tomato puree goes in when you mix the veg in. Hope that helps. L

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *