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Southwest-style vegetable and quinoa patties in an air fryer

Southwest-style vegetable and quinoa patties in an air fryer

For a meal idea approved by babies and parents, ready in less than 30 minutes, try this tasty Southwest-style vegetable and quinoa patties vegetarian recipe prepared in the air fryer. They can be enjoyed as a snack, lunch or quick dinner as is or served with lime yogurt to add even more flavor, or the sauce of your choice. You can also make a wrap version! A delight for the whole family!

15 min
10 min
Corn Medley Southwest Style


  • 1 Del Monte can 398 ml Corn medley Southwest style, drained
  • 250 ml (1 cup) cooked quinoa
  • 250 ml (1 cup) all purpose flour
  • 180 ml (¾ cup) breadcrumbs (Check notes)
  • 1 French shallot
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) Dijon mustard
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) lime juice
  • 7,5 ml (½ tbsp) soy sauce
  • 60 ml (¼ cup) baking powder
  • 5 ml (1 tsp) cumin
  • 5 ml (1 tsp) paprika
  • 5 ml (1 tsp) ground coriander
  • 5 ml (1 tsp) thyme
  • 5 ml (1 tsp) onion powder
  • Pepper, to taste
  • Olive oil, for cooking


  1. In a food processor, mix all the ingredients until you obtain a homogeneous texture. Form 13 patties of approximately ¼ cup.
  2. Preheat the air fryer to 350°F. Using a kitchen brush, lightly brush each side of the patties with olive oil. Cook in the air fryer for 10 minutes, turning them halfway through cooking. Eat the patties with a yogurt and lime sauce or in a tortilla with vegetables and a sauce of your choice.

*Notes: You can substitute the breadcrumbs with 2 ½ cups of puffed rice such as Rice Krispies. Puffed rice is a less salty alternative to breadcrumbs. 

Tip: To form the patties more easily, lightly wet your hands. The dough will be easier to handle.