Slick the aubergine slices in oil & bake in a hot oven until squishy- around 20 mins, turning once.
Once cooked, blitz them plus the garlic & spring onion & Pine nuts (if using) in a food processer
Transfer to a bowl & add the quinoa, herbs & chilli & paprika
Roll the mixture into balls & coat in the panko bread crumbs.
Pan fry the patties until golden.
Serve with salad or use like a burger.