nutritional information

Per Serving (2 cakes):

  • Calories: 125
  • Protein: 6 g
  • Total Fat: 4 g
  • Saturated Fat: <1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 17 g
  • Cholesterol: 31 mg
  • Sodium: 282 mg
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Sugar: 2 g

Crispy Quinoa Cakes

Crispy Quinoa Cakes

Serves 6

30 minutes or fewer

Serve these with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce. After trying the recipe as is, mix things up: Replace 1 cup quinoa with lentils, and season with curry powder to make Indian koftas. Or mix in more chopped parsley, and serve in pitas for quinoa falafel. Recipe by Kirstin Uhrenholdt.
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 Tbs. all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ Tbs. tahini or nut butter
  • 1 ½ tsp. red or white wine vinegar
  • 1 ½ cups cooked quinoa
  • ½ cup finely grated sweet potato
  • ½ 10-oz. pkg. frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • ¼ cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes
  • ¼ cup chopped nuts, optional
  • 2 oz. crumbled feta cheese, optional
  • 2 Tbs. finely diced onion
  • 1 Tbs. chopped fresh parsley or cilantro
  • 1 clove garlic, minced (1 tsp.)
  • ½ tsp. salt

Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat baking sheet with cooking spray. Combine egg, flour, tahini, and vinegar in bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients, then mash together until mixture is firm enough to shape into cakes. Shape mixture into 1/4-cup patties with wet hands. Bake on prepared baking sheet 25 minutes, turning once, or until cakes are browned.

September 2011 p.65

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I made these Quinoa Cakes but I used egg replacer and gluten free flour which made them vegan and gluten free. They were so good !

Robin Lund-Martin - 2014-04-09 13:56:01

Sounds delicious... must try this !

Jayne Swinbourne - 2014-04-03 09:59:40


Rhonda - 2014-04-01 03:08:56

I know that you can use flex seed as an egg substitute in many recipes, if the egg is just used for binding. You can look into that.

BAQua - 2014-04-01 02:13:25

I am sorry I don't consider egg as a vegetable ,it does not grow on a tree !!!! What do I use instead of egg

Kanchan - 2014-03-31 21:42:03

yummmm :)

megan - 2014-03-31 17:50:55

Looks good!

Melissa - 2014-03-31 17:18:11

Love new ideas on how to use quinoa, thank you.

Hope Mullen - 2014-03-31 16:41:49

I thoroughly enjoyed these, and the red pepper sauce. I may use these cold with a salad, but not lettuce, rocket

miss g glasier - 2014-01-18 12:51:09

Try this

Yolanda - 2013-10-24 06:39:49

I have made these four times family cannot get enough of them. The flavor combination is perfection. I added a TBS of curry and it was such a great addition.

Stephanie - 2013-09-17 01:55:23

I made these exactly as the recipe calls for but I doubled it and used a 1/4 cup measuring cup and made 26. Absolutely delicious

Susan - 2013-08-29 13:48:09

I am allergic to red peppers...any suggestions for another sauce to make with these? I was thinking a maple ginger sauce or a curry sauce if I do not add curry powder to the mix. I will use sweet potatoes instead of the carrots and since I am heading towards vegan, rice cheese instead of feta or goat and almond butter instead of the tahini, as I am allergic to sesame seeds too. Can't wait to try these, they sound delicious! Many thanks!

laura j bryan - 2013-08-26 23:53:23

Followed the recipe as stated, but left out the optional nuts. I also added 1 tbs of vindaloo curry powder (as the suggestion in the recipe says you can do) and they were AMAZING. I made them for a Fleetwood Mac themed party and turned these into "Landsliders." Served on slider buns with cilantro lime yogurt. Recieved rave reviews and was the only dish to be completely gone by the end of the night! Definitely a keeper and easily adaptable to your tastes. Seems like you could leave out or add ingredients as needed. Will certainly be holding onto this one!

Annsley T. - 2013-05-20 21:12:28

These are delicious! I cut the sweet potato into small bites and sauteed them first. I also cut up fresh spinach instead of using frozen. I used the leftover patty mix and fried them in a bit of coconut oil the following day. When I make this again, I will double the recipe, freeze leftover patties, and take for lunches. The roasted red pepper sauce was a big hit!!

Kimberly B - 2013-02-25 15:02:09