Servings: 12 fritters

Broccoli And Quinoa Fritters

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
Crunchy, delicious and extremely easy to make broccoli and quinoa fritters.
Broccoli And Quinoa Fritters on a plate
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  • Broccoli fritters:
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa — (1/2 cup uncooked)
  • 3 cups steamed broccoli — , cut into small pieces
  • 2 small eggs
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat Panko crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 tbsp olive oil for frying
  • Yogurt dipping sauce:
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh dill
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • you can add 1 garlic clove — (optional)


  1. Cook quinoa: Rinse quinoa in a mesh strainer and place in a pan. Add 1 cup water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cover. Cook quinoa for 20 minutes, or until water is absorbed. Fluff with a fork. Let quinoa cook at room temperature.
  2. Steam (or boil) broccoli until tender, but do not over cook. I boiled mine in a deep pan for 3 minutes. Drain water and mash with fork.
  3. Beat eggs and combine with Panko crumbs, parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, garlic clove and quinoa. Add broccoli and mix well. If batter seems too wet and it seems hard to form the patties, you can add some more Panko crumbs.
  4. In a frying pan, heat 1 tbsp (or more) olive oil over medium heat.
  5. Form patties, depending on the size you prefer, I made mine with around 1 1/2 tbsp of the mixture.
  6. Fry patties in batches, cooking each side for around 2-3 minutes, until golden.
  7. Line a plate with paper towel and line each cooked patty on it, so extra grease can be absorbed.
  8. Yogurt dipping sauce: In a bowl, combine yogurt, salt, pepper, lemon juice and chopped dill and stir well.
  9. Serve broccoli and quinoa fritters with yogurt sauce.
Course: Main
Cuisine: American

Nutrition Information

Calories: 82, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 29mg, Sodium: 362mg, Potassium: 125mg, Carbohydrates: 7g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Protein: 4g, Vitamin A: 200%, Vitamin C: 20.5%, Calcium: 54%, Iron: 0.7%