No planning. Not too much thinking. Just delicious, healthy, meatless dinner at the table.
.. it all happened when black beans met quinoa, mixed in with sauteed onions and freshly chopped mint. Its like they were all meant to be together in a form of patties packed with lots of nutrients.
Quinoa, a native crop to the Andes Mountains of Bolivia, Chile, and Peru is typically eaten as the grain like wheat, oats, and barley but its actually from same food family that contains spinach, Swiss chard, and beets!
Within past few years, quinoa has received a lot of attention because of its astounding health benefits. Its a great source of protein, with nine essential amino acids and gluten-free. It is has only 172 calories per 1/4 cup (dry).
Anyways, its very good for you! If you have not tried it yet, I highly suggest that you do and you will thank me for introducing quinoa to you 🙂
..moving on to the patties story, it hit the spot – in terms of both flavor & texture. I had these on whole wheat patties, smothered with spicy tahini paste and a side of homemade oven fried eggplant fries.
Black Bean Quinoa Patties
Makes about 6 patties
– In a medium skillet, over a medium heat, drizzle a tablespoon of oil and pan-fry these patties for 6-8 minutes on each side!