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Quinoa Fritters with Strawberry and Arugula Salad

What an extraordinarily beautiful, healthy meal. Quinoa is jammed packed with protein and healthy fats. These flavorful patties and seasoned with herbs, spices and chopped arugula and then topped with a tangy tahini and greek yogurt dressing!

Quinoa Fritters with Strawberry and Arugula Salad

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Quinoa Fritters with Strawberry and Arugula Salad

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It’s light and lovely and looks spectacular on a plate.

Quinoa Fritters with Strawberry and Arugula Salad

The Recipe: Quinoa Fritters with Strawberry and Arugula Salad

Tips and what you will need: Tahini is a sesame seed paste and can be found at almost all grocery stores or you can have it delivered to your door!  If cooked quinoa has excess water, definitely drain it or your patties will be soggy. Nobody likes a soggy fritter! You will need a microplane for zesting lemon. My followers can Get $30 off your Sun Basket order! 

Quinoa Fritters with Strawberry and Arugula Salad
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins

A delicious meal that is easy to make!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy dinner recipe, easy lunch recipe, vegetarian
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Linda Spiker
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • Juice of 1 1/2 lemons zest of one lemon
  • 2 Tablespoons tahini sesame seed paste
  • sea salt
  • 1/3 cup rainbow quinoa
  • 2 scallions
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • ¼ pound baby arugula
  • 2 pasture-raised organic eggs
  • 2 tablespoons panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan
  • ¼ pound strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons walnuts
  • 3 1/2 Tablespoons olive oil separated
Prepare Tahini Yogurt Sauce:
  1. Use a microplane to zest one lemon, then juice 1 and a half lemons, keeping the zest and juice separate.
  2. In a bowl, whisk the tahini paste and 2 teaspoons lemon juice vigorously until smooth
  3. Add the yogurt and whisk the mixture thoroughly.
  4. Season with sea salt to taste. Set aside.
Cook the quinoa
  1. Rinse the quinoa.
  2. In a pot, combine the quinoa and 2/3 cup salted water and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook until the quinoa is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed, 15 to 18 minutes. If there is still too much water drain in a screen colander or regular colander lined with a paper towel. Spread the quinoa out onto a sheet pan or plate to cool. While the quinoa cooks and cools, prepare the remaining fritter ingredients.
Prep the fritter ingredients
  1. Finely chop the scallions
  2. Strip the parsley leaves from the stems; finely chop the leaves.
  3. Finely chop ½ cup of the arugula, reserving the rest for the salad.
  4. Crack the eggs into a bowl, season generously with salt and pepper, and lightly beat.
  5. Into the bowl with the eggs, add the scallions, parsley, chopped arugula, lemon zest, panko breadcrumbs, Parmesan, and the cooked, cooled, quinoa. Mix well to combine. With damp hands, shape the mixture into 6 patties.
Cook the fritters
  1. In a pan over medium heat, warm 2 tablespoons olive oil until hot but not smoking. Add the quinoa patties, in batches if necessary, and cook until golden brown and cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate to drain. While they cook, prepare the salad.
Make the salad
  1. Remove the green hulls from the strawberries; cut the fruit into ¼-inch-thick slices.
  2. In a large bowl, combine 1 tablespoon lemon juice with 2 tablespoons olive oil and season with salt and pepper (if you like the dressing sweeter add a little honey). Whisk.
  3. Add the strawberries, walnuts, and remaining arugula. Toss to coat and season to taste with salt and freshly ground pepper.
  1. Transfer the quinoa fritters to individual plates and top with some of the yogurt-tahini sauce. Serve with the salad and more sauce on the side.

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