Natural Balance Foods

Quinoa Cakes

Quinoa burgers

If you’re looking for healthy, tasty snack ideas then look no further! Our buddies over at Hillmotts have sent over a lovely recipe for quinoa cakes that are filling, delicious and super-versatile. Packed with protein from the quinoa and vitamins & minerals from the kale, these are perfect to munch on between meals, or you can even form them into larger patties for veggie-friendly burgers!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax + 6 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup de-stemmed and finely chopped kale
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats, ground into a flour (use certified gluten-free if necessary)
  • 1/2 cup finely grated sweet potato
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons finely diced onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon runny tahini paste
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons red or white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine grain sea salt, or to taste
  • 3 tablespoons gluten-free all-purpose flour (I used King Arthur) or regular all-purpose flour
  • Red pepper flakes, to taste

Method

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Mix the ground flax and water in a small bowl and set aside for 5 minutes or so to thicken.
  • Combine all ingredients together in a large bowl, including the flax mixture and the 1.5 cups cooked quinoa. Stir well until the mixture comes together. Don't forget the flour because it helps bind the patties.
  • Shape mixture into 1/4-cup patties with wet hands. Pack tightly so they hold together better. Place on baking sheet.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, then carefully flip cakes, and bake for another 8-10 minutes until golden and firm.
  • Cool for 5 minutes on the sheet and then enjoy!
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