Cheesy Quinoa Cakes with a Roasted Garlic and Lemon Aioli

Cheesy Quinoa Cakes with a Roasted Garlic and Lemon Aioli

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    Makes 10


  • 2

    cups cooked quinoa

  • cup grated fontina cheese

  • 3

    tablespoons all purpose flour

  • 2

    green onions, thinly sliced

  • 1

    egg, lightly beaten

  • 2

    teaspoons freshly ground black pepper

  • tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

  • salt to taste

  • aioli:

  • ½

    cup light mayonnaise

  • 1

    head of garlic, roasted

  • 1

    lemon, zested and juiced

  • ¼

    teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • salt and pepper to taste


1. For the cakes: Place all ingredients, except for the oil, into a mixing bowl and stir together until well combined. Season with salt and allow the mixture to sit for 5 minutes. 2. Pour oil into a large sauté pan and place over medium heat. 3. Form ¼ cup patties with the quinoa mixture and place in the heated sauté pan. (this will have to be done in batches) 4. Cook quinoa cakes for about 5 minutes on each side. Repeat with the remaining patties until all of the cakes have been cooked. Set aside. 5. For the aioli: Place all ingredients into a food processor, season with salt and pepper and blend until smooth. Pour into a small bowl and serve alongside the warm quinoa cakes.


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