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Quinoa Cakes

Quinoa Cakes

These cakes are delicious and not hard to make. They’re good plain or with the pesto sauce on top (see sauce recipe at bottom).  Adding avocados, or salsa, is tasty, too!

4 eggs, well beaten
½ cup onions, diced
½ cup red bell pepper, tiny dice
2 cups quinoa, pre-cooked
½ cup cheddar cheese, shredded, sharp white or orange
¼ cup parmesan, fresh, shredded
½ teaspoon granulated garlic
½ teaspoon granulated onion
½ teaspoon chili powder
1 ¼ teaspoon sea salt
Dash pepper
¼ cup bread crumbs
1/3 cup olive oil

  • Mix all ingredients thoroughly in bowl.
  • In frying pan, heat oil to medium heat.
  • Spoon quinoa mixture into pan in small patty amounts.
  • Cook until brown on edges – about 5 minutes.
  • Make sauce and serve on the side.

Creamy Pesto Sauce:

2/3 cup    sour cream, low fat or regular
4 tablespoons pesto sauce
¼ teaspoon sea salt
½ teaspoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon water
½ teaspoon minced garlic
1/3 cup olive oil

Whisk ingredients well in bowl, and serve on side.

Serves: 6

Total cooking time: 45 minutes


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5:11PM PST on Feb 27, 2013

I save this straight to my Recipe Files-Grains.

Just reading the recipe, I could see it was a good one.

4:13PM PST on Feb 27, 2013


12:03PM PST on Feb 21, 2013

These were fantastic! Thank you for sharing the recipe. Yes, would be fine without the sauce, but the sauce is great. I ended up with a bit more sauce than I needed, but I'll use on something else as it tastes great. Recipe did not say to turn the cakes, but I decided they needed a little cooking on the other side, but be careful not to turn too soon or they might fall apart. I served with an arugula salad and this made a great meal. A keeper for me.

10:49AM PST on Feb 15, 2013

Thanks for the recipe. I am looking forward to trying it. There are some more good recipes in this book Quinoa: The Everyday Superfood: More than 170 Delicious Recipes

6:45PM PST on Feb 12, 2013


5:25PM PST on Feb 11, 2013

Sounds delicious! I'm trying to convert my family to more vegetarian meals, and this seems like a really good option!

10:11AM PST on Feb 11, 2013

Right to my favorites! Unfortunately, quinoa is pricy. I don't have COSCO card, so I have to buy it in regular markets. If anyone have a tip about where we can by it in bulk, would be very helpful. Thanks!!

4:46PM PST on Feb 10, 2013

We had these for dinner last night & all enjoyed! Quinoa is such a versatile grain & a great meat replacement. Costco has a 4lb. bag that's organic at a really good price! Here's to eating healthy everyone!

11:55AM PST on Feb 10, 2013

Just made these and they are fabulous!!! Yummmmmmmmmmmy!

7:59AM PST on Feb 10, 2013

Thank you for sharing this recipe :-)

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