Zucchini and Haloumi Quinoa Patties

Zucchini and Haloumi Quinoa Patties from Delicious Everyday www.deliciouseveryday.com #vegetarian #quinoa

A month or so ago I finally picked up a copy of Heidi Swanson’s beautiful Supernatural Everyday. It had been on my wishlist for far too long, so when I spied a copy at Scrumptious Reads recently I knew it had to be mine.

As soon as I got home I sat down with a cup of tea and devoured it. I’ve long been a fan of Heidi’s beautiful blog, 101 Cookbooks, in fact I’ve been a reader of her blog since before I started blogging back in 2007! Her recipes are beautiful, unfussy and delicious, and one of her recipes that had been on my must try list, since falling in love with quinoa were her quinoa patties. So when I picked up Supernatural Everyday it was the first recipe I made.

Zucchini and Haloumi Quinoa Patties from Delicious Everyday www.deliciouseveryday.com #vegetarian #quinoa

First time around I made Heidi’s recipe as written in her book, but second time around I started playing around with different additions, and came up with these beautiful Zucchini and Haloumi Quinoa Patties. And to my utter surprise, and delight, my husband loves these. Normally he raises an eyebrow and eyes suspiciously anything that’s “different”, and while he did it with the patties the first time around, the next time I made them and offered to cook him sausages instead while I had the patties he said no he’d prefer the patties. My husband knocking back sausages for quinoa – I nearly fainted! It’s a big, BIG thing for him to EVER go past sausages, so I knew they must be good. In fact they are so good I’ve been making these weekly.

Served with salad, or burger style they are sure to be popular with vegetarians and meat eaters alike. And if frying isn’t your thing why not try baking them in the oven.

So tell me, does your husband or significant other dislike any new foods that you try that are “different”?

Zucchini and Haloumi Quinoa Patties from Delicious Everyday www.deliciouseveryday.com #vegetarian #quinoa

Zucchini and Haloumi Quinoa Patties
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Serves: 4 to 6
  • 150g of quinoa
  • 1½ cups of water
  • ½ tsp of fine sea salt
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 medium zucchini, grated
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 3 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 1 tbs of mint leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 tbs of parsley, finely chopped
  • 100g of haloumi, sliced
  • 60g of wholemeal breadcrumbs
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbs of olive oil
  1. Begin by cooking the quinoa. Rinse the quinoa well in a fine mesh sieve. Place in a saucepan with the water and salt and bring to the boil. Cover and cook for 20 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  2. Heat a large frying pan over a medium low heat and place the slice of haloumi in the pan. Cook until golden on each side and remove from the pan to cool before chopping into small chunks. Leave the frying pan over the heat while you make the patties.
  3. Combine the grated zucchini, spring onions, garlic, quinoa, haloumi, mint, parsley, bread crumbs and salt and pepper in a large bowl and mix to combine. Add the beat egg and mix until well combined.
  4. Add the oil to the pan and form the mixture into patties. The size depends on what you prefer, but I use heaped dessert sized spoonfuls of the mixture to make the patties. Place the patties in the frying pan and cook for 7 to 10 minutes on each side until golden brown.
  5. Serve with a wedge of lemon and salad.
Feel free to skip the step of frying the haloumi, if you are short on time.


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14 Comments on "Zucchini and Haloumi Quinoa Patties"

December 28, 2012

I adore quinoa patties – my go to recipe uses grated cheddar cheese. Love this idea of using halloumi instead and adding some vegetables.

December 1, 2012

My husband loves to try new foods and in fact loves when I cook something new! Looks like a delicious recipe and I adore Haloumi! :)

November 30, 2012

I recently started to eat quinoa a lot and yet to try the patties. But I am sure it would be a perfect snack!

November 30, 2012

Yeah, it’s the same in our house. :) Luckily, I love traditional recipes, so this doesn’t happen too often. I mean, who can blame them, I like sausages, beef or good old sweet potato too. But this is still a lovely recipe :)

November 30, 2012

gorgeous plates, where are they from?

What a great recipe – they look delicious! My husband loves ‘different’ food, just so long as it has meat in it.

November 28, 2012

Gorgeous recipe Jennifer! I think my fiance would like these too, although he’d probably ask for a side of sasuages!

November 28, 2012

Healthy and scrumptious! That is a great idea and combination.



November 28, 2012

Oh yes, that is a super recipe! I can skip sausages for a few of this too. :)

November 28, 2012

It’s quite a coincidence but I am making almost exactly the same fritters tonight for dinner but I can’t remember where I got the recipe from. I just know they looked delicious. Your photos are lovely.

November 28, 2012

Haloumi, zucchini and quinoa!! 3 of my favourite things!! This is a must try recipe for me :)

My other half hates quinoa but I’m hoping this could be the recipe to change his mind…

November 28, 2012

Haha Stud is the same. He is very weary of new foods although normally after I cook them, he is a fan. This looks great :)

November 28, 2012

What a scrumptious patties, I love the zucchini and haloumi additions!