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Healthy Recipe, Quinoa Cakes

These are packed with nutrients and protein. They’re good with a side salad for a complete dinner.


  • 3 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into spears
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 ounces Gruyere or Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


Heat oven to 375 F. Place the potatoes on a greased baking sheet. Bake for 45 minutes or until potatoes are completely soft. Meanwhile, cook quinoa according to package directions; set aside to cool.

In a large bowl, combine cooked potatoes, cooked quinoa, eggs, garlic, cheese, parsley, salt, pepper and nutmeg.

Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large saucepan. Form half of the quinoa mixture into ¼ -cup patties and place in the pan; cook until cakes are golden brown. Place cooked patties on a baking sheet. Repeat process with remaining oil and quinoa mixture. Bake cakes in the oven for 5 minutes to ensure they are heated through.

Nutrition info per cake (makes 14 cakes)

  • Calories 122
  • Total fat 7g
  • Saturated fat 3g
  • Trans fat 0g
  • Monounsaturated fat 3g
  • Cholesterol 38mg
  • Sodium 172mg
  • Total carbohydrate 10g
  • Dietary fiber 1g
  • Total sugars 1g
  • Protein 6g

From the Mayo Clinic

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