Summer meals Vegetarian

Kale and quinoa patties

vegetarian burger patties

Today, it was hot. Yesterday, it was hot. Tomorrow… also hot <– I wrote this when it was hot.. in typical Melbourne fashion its been raining and cold. None the less, technically Summer is here, which means lots of fun, sun, and new recipes galore. Summer means light and quick meals to me – salads, salad sandwiches, salad salads and salads. Salad? Salad. OR.. kale and quinoa patties on a salad. 

kale and quinoa patties recipe

Last week at a gals night my friend Tilly made this great recipe, and I haven’t been able to get it off my mind. It’s a keeper even without the magic combination of breadcrumbs, rosemary and parmesan cheese (which is one of my favourites).

vegetarian quinoa burger patty recipe

They are perfect for a vegetarian burger, but also go great on a pile of your favourite greens, or just on their own. They can be baked or fried, and I had mine with spring onions, which I have been become great friends with lately. I made extra and had them for lunch later on in the week – turns out you can eat them cold too! Quinoa is also full of good stuff and a great staple to have in your pantry. For the science, visit this great article.

kale and quinoa patty recipe

I’ll be coming up with some more summer recipes as the weather continues to heat up, so keep an eye out!

What is your favourite Summer meal?? Or another great vegetarian burger recipe?

If you make these, tag #dtsblog I would LOVE to see. It makes me smile like a huge goof ball.

Have a wonderful day, Bec xo

vegetarian burger patties

Kale and Quinoa patties

Bec Thexton
A really versatile recipe for quinoa patties perfect for a veggie burger or on a salad
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 4


  • 1/2 a bunch of fresh kale rinsed and stripped off stems. ensure to remove all thick stalks and stems.
  • 1 + 1/2 cups organic quinoa cooked
  • 1 cup bread crumbs - 3/4 cup breadcrumbs for patty with an extra 1/4 for coating
  • 1 cup spring onion chopped + extra for garnishing
  • 1/2 a cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 2 cloves of garlic crushed
  • 1 tablespoon chopped rosemary dried or fresh
  • salt and pepper
  • olive oil for frying


  • Have all the ingredients ready. In a small fry pan over medium heat, add some oil and the garlic. Fry garlic for 1 minute then add the kale. Sautee until kale turns bright green and soft. This should take 3-4 minutes.
  • Whilst kale is cooking down, add the quinoa, bread crumbs, spring onions, rosemary, parmesan, salt and pepper to a bowl.
  • Once kale has softened fully, let cool. Once cooled add to the quinoa bowl.
  • Add the beaten egg and mix thoroughly with your hands, combining all the ingredients.
  • Once patty mixture has fully combined, heat oil in a fry pan or have oven ready at 180deg cel.


  • Form a firm patty with your hand, coat in a layer of bread crumbs and shallow fry on oil over a medium heat for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden. You can use a spatula to press down and flatten in pan. Remove and place on a paper towell.


  • Form a firm patty with your hand, coat in a layer of bread crumbs and place on an light oiled oven safe baking dish. Spray with some olive oil and bake at 180 deg cel for 8-10 minutes or until golden.
  • Remove and serve with burgers or salad.


I enjoyed mine with a squeeze of lemon and chipotle sauce.
Eggs or parmesan cheese aren't nessecary for a vegan version however might have a little more trouble holding together.

(23) Comments

  1. […] 7.Tinned beans: I have SO many recipes using these bad boys (veggie chili, breakfast tacos, lentil bolognese) They are so simple to add to a salad, curry and are basically begging to be turned into a tasty Mexican meal. Chickpeas are also in stock however I made some hummus recently so they are on the next shopping list! Also include diced tomatoes and little mini tins of tomato paste for pasta.    8. Lentils, brown rice, wholemeal pasta, oats and polenta. Not only is it cheaper to buy these things in bulk, but the jars look pretty and it helps inspire me wih dinner options some times because I can actually see what I have got. How’s all those benefits?!    9. Grains, nuts and seeds Having an array of grains, nuts and seeds on hand is useful for a few reasons. I love to have a few almonds and chia seeds with my muesli or sprinkle some nuts on a salad. I also love using LSA meal in baking and quinoa for many a things (kale and quinoa patties) […]

  2. I have a Pinterest board dedicated to veggie burgers/patties! I love them. This recipe goes straight to my to-do list of vegetarian patties.

    1. Oh man.. please make these, they were the bomb. I am so making them again ASAP. I forgot all about them already!

  3. […] not vegetarian, but would seriously consider it after seeing all of her yummy creations. These Kale and Quinoa Patties are just the thing for a post Christmas […]

  4. […] not vegetarian, but would seriously consider it after seeing all of her yummy creations. TheseΒ Kale and Quinoa PattiesΒ are just the thing for a post Christmas […]

    1. o0o0o0 it looks amazing! I am so giving it a go. Thanks for sharing! x

  5. OMG yes please!! This is soooo my kind of dinner. Bookmarked!!! Totally making these next week. Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Foodie Fridays. Have a great weekend xx

    1. They were so delicious!!!!!!!!! Let me know if you do πŸ™‚

  6. ohh the food here looks healthy and delicious, I’d love to try some of that! mmm Quinoa πŸ˜€

    1. Thank you! It was super delicious. Easy to make too! x

  7. Ah, summer. I can almost remember what that’s like… here in NYC it’s freezing. All I’m craving is soup.
    I love these quinoa patties. I actually made something similar over the weekend, but with lentils. Great minds think alike πŸ˜‰

    1. Ahh I know that feeling. I have some delicious warming soups in the recipe index and soon enough we’ll be back into soup weather I’m sure! x

  8. I love the idea of making this into a veggie burger. I think I’d add mushrooms too. πŸ™‚

    1. You could totally do that – I am going to next time πŸ™‚

  9. I really love the look and sound of these patties. I would be the only person in the house that would eat them but I might give them a go.

    1. you could remove the kale and add mushies or a kid friendly veggie – give it a go! Worst case scenario.. all for you! x

  10. Oooo these look great! I love a veggie pattie in some pita bread with yoghurt, and these would work nicely πŸ™‚

    1. DROOL that sounds amazing, Making!

  11. Yum!!!

    I love a good veggie burger, esp home made ones. These look tasty as!

    1. Cheaper than store bought too! Thanks miss x

  12. I really love vegetarian patties, I usually just buy them from woolworths but I would love to give this a go! They look delicious.

    Tegan xx – Permanent Procrastination

    1. I prefer them to the lentil ones from Woolworths and they are cheaper too! A little more laborious than just buying them but its a labour of love <3

Leave a Reply

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

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.