Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Broccoli Plus Patties

One stalk of broccoli left in the fridge.What could I make with it? I wasn't in the mood for just broccoli, I wanted something filling that I could have for lunch or dinner.

To those wonderful people who visit my blog, you know how much I love "little cakes". They are so easy to make and they fry up in minutes.

Checked the cabinet and refrigerator and came up with a few things I knew would work to make my broccoli plus fritter. 

No link for this one. I used what I had available.

1 broccoli stalk- used head (chopped into florets and also parts of the stem)
1 can chickpeas ( drained)
1/2 cup panko (4 Seasons Spicy Hot Chipotle)
1 small onion-chopped
3 tbl. olive oil
1/3 cup quinoa
1-2 Tablespoons Newman's Own Con Queso Salsa

 Steam broccoli  to the desired tenderness ( depend on how much "crunch" you like)

Add broccoli to food processor  and pulse a few times. Remove from food processor and place the broccoli into a large bowl.

Drain the chickpeas and rinse. Dry chickpeas with a paper towel and add to food processor and pulse. DO NOT OVER PULSE, otherwise you will have mush. I pulsed until the peas looked chunky.

 Place chickpeas into the  bowl with the broccoli.

In a skillet heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat and add onion. Cook for about 3-5 minutes, until the onion is soft.

Rinse ( use a fine mesh strainer) the quinoa and cook in 1 cup water. (I usually cook quinoa in chicken broth but didn't have any in the house). Boil the water then add the quinoa and reduced the heat to med-low. The quinoa was done in about 15-20 minutes. Once cooked let it rest for 5 minutes. After the 5 minutes fluff the quinoa.

Add the onion, quinoa, panko,Newman's Queso Salsa to the bowl containing the broccoli and chickpeas. Mix well.

Form into patties.

Place in a skillet which has 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Heat the oil and then place the broccoli patties and fry each side until they are golden brown.

This turned out to be a really good recipe. The quinoa was the perfect addition and a bonus protein along with the chickpeas. The Newman's Queso was the extra touch of "heat" that I love.


  1. Gm Linda, Carol, & Myra. Others as well as they stop by. I love the Little Cakes as well. And I think that the chickpeas was the perfect Filler/match in this recipe. They look perfect and I know they were very tasty.

    Great browning and No Bread. That Max is something else. Have a great day.


  2. Those look delicious. Linda. I love those use-up-what-you-have-on-hand recipes-you know me.........I HATE TO WASTE FOOD! I love that pretty golden crust on the outside of these. MMmmmmmm!

    For some reason, I don't often think to make "patties" like this as a side dish-I really ought to change that. Hopefully soon.

    Thanks for sharing your recipe!


  3. I like "little cakes" too. Something about the crispy on the outside, soft on the inside characteristics. I can't resist that! Thank you for linking, Linda!

  4. These sound amazing ! dropping in from Michelle's See Ya in the Gumbo.