Mexican Style Quinoa Patties

One grain that I really enjoy creating recipes with is quinoa. It’s delicious in cold salad recipes, as a warm side and even when made into patties. Lately I’ve seen a lot of quiona patty recipes so I decided that I would one day create my own quinoa patty recipe. And I did just that on Saturday. It was nearing lunch time and I wanted to have something other than a sandwich or leftovers. My mission was to make Mexican Style Quinoa Patties. I completed my mission and my boyfriend and I had a fantastic lunch. These little gems were delish! And since there are only two of us and this recipe makes 12 patties, we had plenty for leftovers. I hope you enjoy this recipe.

Mexican Style Quinoa Patties

Mexican Style Quinoa Patties

5.0 from 4 reviews
Recipe: Mexican Style Quinoa Patties
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Recipe type: Main Dish, Appetizer
Serves: 6
  • 2½ C cooked quinoa, cooled
  • 1 jalapeno, finely chopped
  • ⅓ C onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp cilantro, chopped
  • 1½ tsp taco seasoning
  • ½ C shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ C gluten-free oats, ground (I used my food processor to ground them)
  • ½ tsp seasoned salt
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ¾ C canned black beans, drained, rinsed and dried
  • 1 tomato, finely chopped (cut the tomato in half, scoop out the insides and then chop
  • 3 egg whites
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil plus more if needed
  1. In a mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients, minus the egg whites.
  2. Add the egg whites and mix well.
  3. Heat the oil over medium heat in a cast iron skillet.
  4. Press the quinoa mixture into a ⅓ C size measuring cup and place in the heated oil. Only place four at a time in the pan so it's easy to flip them. Lightly press the patties with a spatula and then cook each side for 3-4 minutes or until golden.
  5. Enjoy topped with sour cream.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2


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Since there is very little fat in these patties, they will fall apart very easily. When flipping during cooking, be gentle with them.


  1. says

    I have been looking for more low carb recipes since my mom started a low carb diet a couple of weeks ago & she comes over for dinner once a week. I have been looking into quinoa recipes since it is low carb.
    Thank you for sharing! :)

  2. says

    These look delicious. I have been on a quinoa kick lately. And my 2 yr old loves it and he is super picky. I’ll have to try this.

  3. says

    I hope you are linking these up to foodie friday today. I shared millet fritters and I would love for folks to see other grain fritters.

  4. says

    Just wanted you to know Julie that I am featuring your patties on foodie friday today. Thank you again for sharing them with us.

  5. dellob says

    I keep hearing so much about Quinoa…What does it taste like?? sounds like it good with all kinds of stuff…

  6. Danielle Storm | Traditional Mexican Cooking says

    I’ve never tried Quinoa before but this recipes makes me want to. Those patties look so good. I think I will pick up some Quinoa next time I’m at the market and try these out.

  7. says

    This look fabulous! I can’t wait to try them. I love cooking with quinoa. It feels like such a treat for me – I don’t typically eat pasta. My brain can pretend that quinoa is pasta. LOL. I found you through your SITS day. Congrats!

  8. Andrea says

    I just cooked them today! They are so tasty! :) its difficult to turn them to the other side tho.

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