Versatile Healthy Quinoa Cakes
Quinoa is a versatile ingredient in vegetarian and heart healthy lifestyles.  Depending on large you shape these cakes, you can serve this great savoury gluten free/vegetarian dish at tea, as a appie, or main dish. It also does duty as a veggie burger, just make larger thicker patties.
Versatile Healthy Quinoa Cakes
Quinoa is a versatile ingredient in vegetarian and heart healthy lifestyles.  Depending on large you shape these cakes, you can serve this great savoury gluten free/vegetarian dish at tea, as a appie, or main dish. It also does duty as a veggie burger, just make larger thicker patties.
Servings Prep Time
12-24patties 20minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30minutes 1hour
Servings Prep Time
12-24patties 20minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30minutes 1hour
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In fine sieve, rinse quinoa under cold water; drain. In saucepan, bring quinoa, broth and 1-1/2 cups (375 mL) water to boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, for 15 minutes. Drain in fine sieve; let cool completely in sieve.
  2. Meanwhile, in skillet, heat 1 tbsp (15 mL) of the oil over medium heat; fry onion, garlic, salt and pepper, stirring occasionally, until onion is softened, about 4 minutes. Add spinach; cook, stirring, until wilted and no liquid remains, about 3 minutes. Let cool; coarsely chop.
  3. In large bowl, whisk together eggs, Parmesan cheese, flour, baking powder and lemon rind; fold in quinoa and spinach mixture. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour to let the mixture thicken.
  4. With wet hands (trust me on this one), form into cakes (16 -24 for appie size, 12 for main course, burger sized); transfer to waxed paper–lined tray. At this point you can refrigerate before you are ready to fry
  5. In nonstick skillet, heat the remaining oil over medium-high heat; fry half of the cakes, turning once with 2 spatulas, until golden, about 8 minutes. You can use more oil if you are not concerned with fat.
  6. Keep warm on baking sheet in 200°F (100°C) oven. Repeat with remaining oil and cakes. Serve drizzled with Lemon Yogurt Sauce and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Versatile Healthy Quinoa Cakes
Amount Per Serving (100g)
Calories 121 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 481mg 20%
Potassium 9mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.1g 0%
Sugars 0.1g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 1%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 17%
Iron 1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Luscious Low Fat Lemon Yoghurt Sauce
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This is my favorite go to heart healthy summer sauce to add a little zip to my favorite dishes such as quinoa cakes, fritters, or salmon dishes.
Luscious Low Fat Lemon Yoghurt Sauce
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This is my favorite go to heart healthy summer sauce to add a little zip to my favorite dishes such as quinoa cakes, fritters, or salmon dishes.
Servings Prep Time
1.5cups 3minutes
Servings Prep Time
1.5cups 3minutes
Ingredients
Servings: cups
Units:
Ingredients
Servings: cups
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Instructions
  1. Stir together yogurt, onions, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Set aside in refrigerator.
Recipe Notes

*Greek Yoghurt is essentially yoghurt which has been strained to remove the whey. You can easily make your own.

Nutrition Facts
Versatile Healthy Quinoa Cakes
Amount Per Serving (100g)
Calories 121 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 481mg 20%
Potassium 9mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.1g 0%
Sugars 0.1g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 1%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 17%
Iron 1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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