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Broccoli Quinoa And Bean Fritters
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Broccoli Quinoa And Bean Fritters

Broccoli, beans and quinoa come together to make this amazing pan fried fritters that can be used as a patty inside a burger or can be served as an appetizer or finger food.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegetarian
Servings: 20 fritters
Calories: 94kcal


  • food processor


  • ½ cup Quinoa
  • 15 oz can Black beans
  • 15 oz can Garbanzo beans/chick peas
  • 7 oz Broccoli
  • ½ cup Cheese any combination of 2-3 – about½ cup (I used habanero cheddar and jalapeno Muenster)
  • 1 teaspoon Crushed red pepper adjust based on your spice level
  • 1 teaspoon Garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon Dhaniya Jeera powder
  • Salt – to taste) be careful when adding salt since cheese has salt in it)
  • Oil – to pan fry the fritters


  • Wash the quinoa well and then cook it in about 1 cup of water until all the water is absorbed and the quinoa looks fluffy.
  • Steam the broccoli florets and then keep them aside. Rinse the canned beans and keep them ready as well.
  • In a food processor bowl, add the beans and the broccoli and coarsely grind them to a paste.
  • Transfer this mixture to a large bowl and then add the cooked quinoa and then rest of the ingredients (except oil). Combine everything with your hand to form a thick mixture.
  • Make patties with this mixture and then layer them on a baking sheet. I made flat ones and cylindrical ones. Refrigerate this mixture for about an hour. At this stage you could also freeze the shaped patties and then pan fry them when needed.
  • Heat a heavy skillet and add about a teaspoon of oil to coat the surface. Lay the chilled patties and let them cook evenly on the all the sides. Add more oil as needed to fry the fritters.
  • Remove the fritters on a baking sheet and then bake them for additional 5-7 minutes (rotating once in-between) at 300 F. This step is optional but helps to crisp up the patties.
  • Serve the Broccoli Quinoa And Bean Fritters with any dipping sauce. My kids ate it with ketchup for their dinner and loved it.


Calories: 94kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 24mg | Potassium: 197mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 126IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1mg