Quinoa Cakes

These make great little snacks on the go or a great addition to a light dinner. Quinoa is a whole grain and depending on what you put in them can be gluten free and/or vegetarian. Play around with the ingredients! This is what I used.


  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup smoked gouda or gruyer
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 small onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped sun dried tomatoes
  • Handful pine nuts chopped
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • Extra olive oil for frying cakes

1. In a small bowl, beat the eggs. Set aside.

2. In a sauce pan heat olive oil over medium heat. Dice onion while it heats up. Cook onions for about 3 minutes or until translucent.

3. In a large bowl combine the quinoa, bread crumbs, cheese, herbs, onions, sun-dried tomatoes, and nuts.

4. Stir in the eggs. Form mixture into crab-cake sized patties.

5. Heat a few tablespoons of olive oil in a non-stick frying pan. Fry 4-5 patties at a time, about 3 minutes on each side.

6. Heat oven to 300 degrees.

7. Fry remaining  patties and bake for about 5-10 minutes to cook through.

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