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Quinoa is a super grain packed with protein, fiber and antioxidants, but that isn’t the only thing that makes this a great recipe. It is also delicious, easy to make, and versatile. Quinoa Cakes are a staple in my house. As a plant based eater, I use them as the star of my dishes, but my carnivorous husband loves to add them as a healthy side to his meals. These Quinoa Cakes are sure to please your whole household
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- 1 cup uncooked quinoa
- ½ cup mayonnaise or greek yogurt*
- 2 Tbsp lemon juice divided
- ¼ cup fresh basil
- ¼ cup onion, chopped
- 1 clove of garlic minced
- 1 medium carrot shredded
- ¼ cup frozen spinach, water squeezed out and finely chopped
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 Tbsp dijon mustard
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp pepper
- 3-4 Tbsp coconut oil
- Cook quinoa according to package directions, set aside and allow to cool
- Combine mayonnaise or greek yogurt, 1 Tbsp lemon juice and basil in a small bowl and set aside
- Once the quinoa is cooled, combine the remaining ingredients except for the coconut oil into a large bowl, mix until well combined.
- In a large saute pan heat the coconut oil over medium high heat.
- Once the oil is hot, take ⅓ cup of the quinoa mixture and place it in the pan, flatten to about ½ inch thick and allow to cook for 3-4 minutes or until the edges of the cake start to brown, then flip over and cook for another 3-4 minutes until the bottom is golden brown, then place cake on a cooling rack.
- Do this to each quinoa cake in batches of 4 at a time.
- Serve hot, with dipping sauce
- You can also serve these as a side to a soup, salad, use as a veggie burger, or as the “bread” in a sandwich.
- Quinoa cakes can be refrigerated for up to 5 days, or once cool the cakes can be frozen for up to 1 month.