Quinoa fritters with arugula-blueberry salad and walnuts

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Quinoa fritters with arugula-blueberry salad and walnuts

Quinoa fritters with arugula-blueberry salad and walnuts

Soy-Free, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Diabetes-Friendly, Protein Plus

2 Servings, 690 Calories/Serving

30–45 Minutes

Thanks to panko bread crumbs and grated Parmesan, these easy, protein-rich quinoa patties form a gorgeous crisp crust when pan-cooked.

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1 bag serves 2 (2 bags serve 4)
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  • ½ cup rainbow quinoa
  • 3 ounces organic baby arugula or other leafy greens
  • 3 organic scallions
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons panko
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan
  • 3 tablespoons walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
  • ¼ pound organic blueberries
  • Sunbasket garlic yogurt (Greek yogurt - garlic)

Nutrition per serving

Calories 690, Total Fat 44g (56% DV), Sat. Fat 6g (30% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholest. 170mg (57% DV), Sodium 220mg (10% DV), Total Carb. 50g (18% DV), Fiber 7g (25% DV), Total Sugars 10g (Incl. 0g Added Sugars, 0% DV), Protein 23g
Contains: Milk, Eggs, Tree Nuts (walnut), Wheat

Sodium does not include pantry salt; for reference, ⅛; teaspoon kosher salt per serving averages 240mg (10% DV). Not a significant source of trans fat. Packed in a facility that handles all major food allergens* and gluten.

*Milk, Eggs, Fish, Crustacean Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Wheat, Soybeans, Sesame.


2-serving instructions (4-serving modifications in red)

Wash produce before use


Cook the quinoa

  • Rinse the quinoa.

In a small sauce pot, combine the quinoa and 1 cup [2 cups] lightly salted water. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook until the quinoa is tender and the water is absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes. Spread the quinoa out on a plate or sheet pan to cool.

While the quinoa is cooling, prepare the remaining fritter ingredients.


Prep the remaining fritter ingredients; make the quinoa patties

  • Finely chop ¼ cup [½ cup] of the arugula; set aside the rest for the salad.
  • Trim the root ends from the scallions; thinly slice the scallions. Set aside 1 tablespoon [2 TBL] for garnish.
  • Crack the eggs into a medium bowl and season with salt and pepper. Lightly beat with a fork until just blended.
To the bowl with the eggs, add the cooled quinoa, panko, Parmesan, chopped arugula, and all but 1 tablespoon [2 TBL] scallions. Season with salt and pepper and mix well to combine. Using wet hands, form the mixture into six [twelve] ½-inch-thick patties.


Cook the fritters

In a large frying pan over medium heat, warm 1 to 2 tablespoons oil until hot but not smoking. Working in batches if needed, add the quinoa patties and cook, turning once, until golden brown and heated through, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate to drain. Add more oil between batches if needed.

While the fritters cook, prepare the salad.


Make the arugula-blueberry salad; prep the yogurt topping

  • Coarsely chop the walnuts.
In a medium bowl, stir together the sherry vinegar and 1½ tablespoons [3 TBL] oil. Add the blueberries, walnuts, and remaining arugula and toss to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
In a small bowl, stir together the garlic yogurt and 1 tablespoon [2 TBL] oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


Transfer the quinoa fritters to individual plates. Top each with 1 tablespoon garlic yogurt and garnish with the remaining scallions. Serve the arugula-blueberry salad and remaining yogurt on the side.
Kids Can!
  • Rinse the quinoa.
  • Measure the arugula and scallions.
  • Stir the vinegar and oil.
  • Assemble the arugula-blueberry salad.
  • Top the fritters with garlic yogurt and scallions.