I found this recipe while doing one of my favorite mindless pastimes- Pinterest! Hard to believe I have found yet another thing to keep me on my computer but unlike other social media, It can be very relaxing and dare I say- inspirational! I choose to pin healthy recipes, fitness tips, motivational quotes, and cool houses. It’s my little way of relaxing and daydreaming. I have found TONS of great healthy recipes on there.
This recipe is super easy and the end result makes you look like a fancy chef!
I love the thought of protein packed quinoa mixed with dark leafy greens for a great nutritional pairing.
The lemon dill sauce is divine too on other things like chicken or fish. Prepare sauce before making patties so that it has time to chill and marinate.
Lemon Dill sauce:
1 cup plain greek yogurt
1 tablespoon dried dill or 2 tablespoons fresh dill
1 clove minced garlic
Mix well and refrigerate.
3 cups cooked quinoa
2 cups chopped fresh spinach
1/2 white onion
3 garlic cloves
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/2 cup ww bread crumbs
Cook onion, garlic, spinach in olive oil over low heat until soft. Add to cooked quinoa and bread crumbs.
Add one beaten egg and feta cheese. Salt and pepper to taste.
Heat skillet with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Shape quinoa mixture into small balls and press lightly into pan to form patties. Mine were a little bigger than a golf ball.
Let cook until golden on each side.
Serve warm topped with sauce.