Quinoa Cakes

Can be a vegetarian main course or a side dish.

Quinoa Cakes
Quinoa Cakes

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4

    cup quinoa, rinsed well

  • 3/4

    cup vegetable broth

  • 1/4

    cup olive oil

  • 1/4

    cup onions, chopped

  • 1

    clove garlic, minced

  • 1/4

    tsp salt

  • 2

    grinds of pepper mill

  • 1 1/2

    cup fresh spinach

  • 1

    egg

  • 2

    tbsp grated parmesan cheese-optional

  • 1

    tbsp white flour

  • 3/4

    tsp baking powder

  • 1/8

    tsp grated lemon rind

  • 1

    tsp toasted sesame seeds

Directions

In a saucepan, bring quinoa, vegetable broth and 1 1/2 cups water to a boil. Reduce heat, simmer covered for 15 miutes. Drain in a fine sieve and let cool. In a frying pan, heat 1 tbsp oil over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, salt and peper, stirring occasionaly, about 4 minutes. Add spinach, cook until wilted and no liquid remains, about 3 minutes. Cool then coarsely chop. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, cheese, flour , baking powder and lemon rind. Fold in quinoa and spinach mixture. With wet hands, form 16 cakes. Place on wax paper and refrigerate for 1 hour. In a frying pan heat 1/2 of the remaining oil over medium heat. Fry 1/2 the cakes, turning once until golden, about 8 minutes. Repeat with remaining cakes. Serve warm

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