Gluten Free Crispy Quinoa Patties with Tomato and Garlic

  • Author: Rebecca | NOURISHED. the blog
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 8 patties (or 4 servings) 1x


These Crispy Quinoa Patties are the perfect hearty and stick-together bean-free and soy-free veggie burger made completely gluten free and vegetarian-friendly with only 10 ingredients. They are crispy, chewy and perfect for dinner tonight.



  • 2 3/4 cup quinoa, cooked
  • 2 eggs, lightly whisked
  • 3 tablespoons oat flour
  • 1 green onion, chopped or thinly sliced (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 1 large clove of garlic, minced or finely grated
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 teaspoon Italian spice blend
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • 12 tablespoon oil, for the pan


  1. Add quinoa (see below for easy quinoa cooking instructions) to a large mixing bowl with the eggs, oat flour, onion, garlic, tomato paste, lemon juice, Italian spice blend and salt and pepper and mix until well combined with a spatula. Let the mixture rest for at least 10 minutes, to give the quinoa and oat flour some time to absorb some of the liquid.
  2. Form the quinoa mixture into 8 evenly sized patties, about 1/4 – 1/3 cup of the mixture each.
  3. Heat oil in a non-stick pan or skillet over medium heat. In 2-3 batches, depending on how big your pan is,cook the patties 5-8 minutes a side until crispy and golden brown. Be sure to adjust the heat if patties are browning too quickly or not quick enough.
  4. Serve immediately with toppings of choice – I like fresh herbs and Roasted Red Pepper Hummus.
  5. Leftovers can be stored in the fridge and reheated or crumbled over a salad.

Quinoa Cooking Instructions:

  1. Rinse quinoa under cold water then add to a medium pot with 1 3/4 cup of water or stock. Bring water to a boil, reduce heat to low and cover, cooking for 15 minutes until the quinoa is tender and all the water is absorbed. Let quinoa cool until just barely warm.