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Quinoa cakes

1
Vegetarian|Sides
7 peopleServes
7

These cakes can be prepared in advance and frozen for later use.

  • Sweet potato, cooked, 2 large, (2 cups mashed)
  • Cooked quinoa, 2 cup(s)
  • Eggs, 2 large
  • Garlic, 3 clove(s), minced
  • Shredded parmesan cheese, 6 oz(s), (approximately 1.5 cups) or Gruyere
  • Parsley, fresh, 2 tbsp(s), finely chopped
  • Salt, 1 tsp(s)
  • Black pepper, ¼ tsp(s), ground
  • Ground nutmeg, ¼ tsp(s)
  • Extra virgin olive oil, 2 tbsp(s)

Method

Preheat oven to 375°F. Spear sweet potatoes with a knife and bake until soft, approximately 45 minutes.

Cook the quinoa. Allow quinoa and sweet potatoes time to cool. Remove skin and mash the sweet potatoes.

In a large bowl, combine sweet potatoes, quinoa, eggs, garlic, Parmesan cheese, parsley, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Take amounts equaling approximately ¼ cup and form into patties.

Preheat a large sauté pan to medium-high heat and add 1 tablespoon olive oil. Form quinoa ckaes into 1/4 cup patties and then sear in pan until golden brown on both sides. Bake cakes in oven for 5 minutes to ensure they're heated through.

TIP: This recipe should make 14 x ¼ cup patties and if serving as a main meal, two quinoa cakes is equal to one serving.

Nutrition facts per serve
Makes 7 serves

Food Groups

V
Vegetables
0.1
F
Fruits
0
C
Carbohydrates
1.6
PD
Protein/Dairy
1.1
Ft
Fats
0.7
S
Sweets
0

Nutrition Facts

Calories267
Total Fat13 g
- Saturated Fat5.4 g
Cholesterol70.6 mg
Sodium788 mg
Total Carbohydrate23.4 g
- Dietary Fiber3.3 g
- Total Sugars4.1 g
-- Added Sugars0 g
Protein14.5 g

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