Everything tastes better when it is formed into a patty. Fact.
I don’t know what it is about taking leftover ingredients and making them into a round shape that just makes my heart sing. Maybe it’s the fact that they’re so easy to eat, being perfectly comfortable in a bun or in a salad. Or maybe it’s how so many flavours come together into one thing. Or maybe it’s just because I’m a little bit weird and love my food.
I love how simple these patties are to throw together. They need one bowl and that’s it! No piles of dishes to be washed up afterwards, which is great if you ask me. I love cooking, but doing dishes is definitely something I’m never too excited to do, especially if my sink if overflowing with them.
I’m a messy cook (it’s true, ask my mother or Matt), so the less things I have to clean up, the better.
The quinoa and the beetroot give these patties such an amazing flavour, texture, and colour. I mean, look at that purple! I’m always in awe of how vibrant and gorgeous beetroot is, and even after baked these beetroot patties still had a beautiful colour to them.
I’ve also added grated pecorino to mine, which works amazingly with the earthiness of the beetroot. If you’re avoiding all dairy, you can definitely leave this out. I try and avoid cow’s milk dairy and keep my sheep and goat to a minimum, so I’ll leave it up to you rather you want to include it or not. It’ll taste amazing even if you choose to omit.
I used the herbs that I have in my balcony, so if you’ve got other herbs like parsley feel free to do some swaps. I definitely recommend keeping the basil and dill though as they add awesome flavour.
Oh ye, that’s right, I have my own little balcony herb garden now! Matt’s auntie and uncle made one for me as a Christmas gift, and I just love it to much. I speak to them every morning and just love having fresh herbs at home!
I love having mine with my kale salad and some smashed avocado. If you have some gluten free buns hanging about at home, or even some spelt ones, they would work perfectly with these beetroot patties!