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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a medium saucepan bring the 1 1/4 cups water to boiling; stir in quinoa. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 8 minutes. Stir in corn. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 5 minutes more. Remove from heat. Let stand, covered, for 10 minutes.

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  • In a large bowl combine eggs, cornmeal, chopped red onion, parsley, cilantro, oregano, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon of the salt, and the cayenne pepper. Stir in quinoa mixture and bread crumbs.

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  • Using about 1/3 cup mixture for each patty, shape quinoa mixture into eight 3/4-inch-thick patties. Heat a lightly greased griddle over medium heat. Cook patties, half at a time, on hot griddle for 6 to 8 minutes or until heated through and golden, turning once. Keep patties warm in a 300°F oven while cooking the remaining patties.

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  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl whisk together vinegar, oil, black pepper, and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Add lettuce, tomato, and sliced red onion; toss gently to coat. Divide lettuce mixture among serving plates. Top each serving with two cooked patties.

Nutrition Facts

265 calories; 11 g total fat; 2 g saturated fat; 2 g polyunsaturated fat; 6 g monounsaturated fat; 93 mg cholesterol; 603 mg sodium. 476 mg potassium; 31 g carbohydrates; 4 g fiber; 4 g sugar; 9 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 4616 IU vitamin a; 12 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 2 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 157 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 91 mg calcium; 3 mg iron;

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