Mediterranean Quinoa Kale Cakes with Tzatziki Sauce

The ultimate veggie burger. These delicious patties are tasty and heavenly – unbelievably satisfying. Healthful and super light, the included tzatziki sauce recipe elevates this divine sandwich.

Ingredients for Quinoa Patties

  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup feta cheese (crumbled)
  • ¾ cup breadcrumbs (finely ground)
  • 2½ cups cooked quinoa (cooled)
  • 2 cups baby kale (finely chopped)
  • ½ yellow onion (small diced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 3 large eggs
  • parchment paper (cut to fit AIRFRYER BASKET)

Ingredients for Tzatziki Sauce

  • ⅛ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • ¼ cup parsley (chopped)
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 medium cucumber
  • (small diced/seeded)
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)

Preparation for Tzatziki Sauce

Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and mix well.

Preparation for Quinoa Cakes

  1. In a shallow microwave-safe dish, add olive oil, onions, and garlic. Mix well.
  2. Place dish into the oven, press the Airfry/Broil/Combo button 4 times (COMBO 1). Set dial for 7 minutes. Press Start.
  3. When finished cooking, add chopped kale and stir. Place dish back into the oven. Press Microwave once (1000W). Set dial for 3 minutes. Press Start.
  4. When done, cool for 5 minutes (kale should be bright green and soft).
  5. In a large mixing bowl whisk eggs, salt, pepper, and lemon juice until smooth.
  6. Combine cooled quinoa and feta cheese with egg mixture. Then add breadcrumbs and flour. Mix well, add in kale.
  7. Form mixture into 5 patties (use ½ cup of the quinoa mixture for each patty)
  8. Place parchment paper onto the AIRFRYER BASKET, place patties on top.
  9. Place the ENAMEL TRAY into the oven, followed by the WIRE RACK. Then, place the AIRFRYER BASKET on top of the WIRE RACK.
  10. Press Airfry/Broil/Combo once (AIRFRY). Set dial for 10 minutes. Press Start.
  11. When time’s up, turn the patties over and place them back into the oven. Press Airfry/Broil/Combo once (AIRFRY). Set dial for 10 minutes. Press Start.

Serve with tzatziki sauce and enjoy!