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Cheesy Quinoa Cakes with a Roasted Garlic and Lemon Aioli

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Ingredients

  • Aioli:
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 2/3 cup grated fontina cheese
  • 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1 head of garlic, roasted
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste

Details

Adapted from spoonforkbacon.com

Preparation

Step 1

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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