quinoa cakes

Quinoa?? what’s that you say??  it should be in your cupboard but you’re not sure what to do with it, well here’s a great breakfast recipe and now here’s a great dinner recipe… lunch? okay I’m working on it.
Quinoa Cakes (adapted from here) 

1 c quinoa

1/2 c water

1 onion finely chopped

2 cloves garlic minced

1 scallion finely chopped

1 egg beaten

3/4 c finely grated parmesan

1/4 tsp cumin seeds, big pinch salt & pepper

4 tbsp olive oil

Heat water to boiling, stir in quinoa, bring back to a boil, cover and simmer 20 mins, until water has evaporated and quinoa is soft and fluffy. Put in a large bowl to cool.

Meanwhile saute onion in 1 tbsp olive oil until golden brown. Add to bowl along with cheese, scallions, spices add egg and mix well. Using a 1/2 c dry measure fill and press down to make “patties”,  un-mold onto a sheet pan lined with foil/parchment or plastic wrap and brushed with oil. Refrigerate 15 mins.

Heat remaining oil in non stick pan and gently cook until golden brown about 4 mins each side.



  1. coconutandquinoa
    Posted April 8, 2011 at 4:16 pm | Permalink

    They look so yummy…salad too!
    Love the golden color.

  2. Posted April 12, 2011 at 7:13 pm | Permalink

    that sounds like a great passover dinner!

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