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Easy Quinoa Patties You Can Make in Your Apartment by The Villages, FL

Quinoa is a food that has become increasingly popular in American cuisine lately. Many people think quinoa is a grain, but in fact it is the seed of a plant that is in the same family of plants as spinach and beets. It is also high in protein, and gluten-free. Here is a recipe that you can make in your PepperTree apartment home that utilizes this and another very health ingredient: kale.

Easy Quinoa-Kale Patties:

  • Cook the quinoa

    • Let 1 cup quinoa soak in two cups of water in a medium saucepan for 15 minutes

    • Bring the water to a boil, then reduce to a simmer

    • Cover, and let simmer for 20 minutes

    • Remove the lid, fluff the quinoa with a fork, and let it come to room temperature

  • Steam the kale

    • Steam about 6 kale leaves for just 30 seconds to get them soft

    • Chop the kale into small pieces

  • Prepare the other ingredients

    • Beat 4 eggs in a separate bowl

    • Dice one small white onion (scallions can also be used for a milder onion flavor)

    • Mince 3 cloves of garlic

    • Chop ¼ cup of parsley

    • Zest half a lemon

  • Make the batter

    • In a large bowl, combine the all of the above prepared ingredients, along with ½ cup parmesan cheese, 1 teaspoon cumin, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1 cup of panko breadcrumbs

    • Mix together until blended

  • Cook the patties

    • Heat 3 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a skillet

    • Form your quinoa patties – you can use your hands or an ice cream scoop to create uniform-sized balls, which can be flattened into patties

    • Cook about 6 patties at a time, but not so many that the pan is overcrowded

    • Cook on each side about five minutes or until golden brown

  • Serve the patties

    • Once the patties have cooled, you can serve them with avocado slices, chopped cilantro, lemon juice, or a topping or sauce of your choosing.

This is just one example of the types of dishes you can make in your well-appointed kitchen of your PepperTree apartment by The Villages, FL. To learn more about becoming a resident at the PepperTree Apartment Homes, contact us today.