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Vegetarian patties with quinoa and Feta cheese

Quinoa Patties With Zucchini And Feta Cheese

Healthy and delicious, Mediterranean Style Quinoa Cakes for when your body craves healthy. Part of the recipe can be prepared ahead of time.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 13 patties
Calories 386kcal
Author Iryna


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    For the Patties

    For Greek Yogurt Sauce

    • 4 tablespoon Greek yogurt plain
    • 1 baby dill pickle finely chopped
    • 1 tablespoon dill minced
    • 1 clove garlic finely minced
    • salt, pepper to a taste


    For the Patties

    • In a medium saucepan combine quinoa with 1.5 cups water. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer until quinoa is tender, about 15 minutes. Let it cool.
    • Place shredded zucchini in a large piece of paper towel and squeeze it to drain liquid out of zucchini.* (See the notes)
    • In a big bowl, combine cooked quinoa, zucchini, Feta cheese, garlic, dill, sun-dried tomatoes, eggs, bread crumbs, salt and pepper. Mix well. 
    • Form the mixture into small patties. If they start to fall apart, add more breadcrumbs, one tablespoon at a time.
    • Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-low heat. Working in batches, cook the patties for 5 minutes. Slowly and carefully flip the patties and cook for another 5 minutes. 
    • Transfer to a plate and let them cool while you prepare the sauce.

    To make Greek Yogurt Sauce

    • In a small bowl stir together Greek Yogurt, baby dill pickle, dill and garlic. Season with salt and pepper to your taste and give everything another stir.


    In my recipe I used Rainbow Quinoa, but you can use any type of Quinoa you have. 
    Cooked Quinoa will keep for 1 week in a fridge and up to 8-12 months in the freezer.
    You should try to drain as much liquid as possible out of zucchini. Several changes of paper towels might be needed.
    ---Nutritional Information Should Be Considered An Estimate---


    Serving: 2patties | Calories: 386kcal | Carbohydrates: 34.9g | Protein: 13.8g | Fat: 22.2g | Saturated Fat: 8.8g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 529mg | Potassium: 440mg | Fiber: 3.3g | Sugar: 12g | Calcium: 2240mg | Iron: 3.1mg