Meatless Monday Recipe – Sweet Potato Quinoa Cakes

24 Feb

The recipes for quinoa are endless!!!  I can’t get enough of this stuff (I can’t say the same for my other half)!  Here is yet another delicious and healthy recipe to try for all of you skeptics who don’t know what to do with this powerful protein-filled grain we call quinoa.  And I can’t wait for you to try that dressing!

Makes 10 cakes

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium baked sweet potatoes (skins discarded)
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare a baking sheet by lining with parchment paper, then set aside.

Place prepared sweet potatoes in a large bowl and use a fork to mash potatoes against sides of bowl until only small chunks of potato appear. Stir in quinoa, scallions, garlic, salt, red pepper and cumin, stirring to thoroughly combine ingredients.

Using wet hands, begin shaping quinoa mixture into palm-sized patties, placing on prepared baking sheet. Repeat until mixture is gone.

Pour olive oil into a small bowl and use a silicone brush to lightly coat the top of each patty with oil. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until golden brown.

Drizzle approximately 1 Tbsp. Avocado-Lime Dressing (below) on top of two patties and serve.

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Avocado-Lime Dressing

  • 1 avocado, peel and pit removed
  • 1 Tbsp. of sesame tahini
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 5 cilantro sprigs, minced
  • juice of 1/2 lime

Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and pulse until smooth (about 1-2 minutes).

Serve over Sweet Potato Quinoa Cakes, or use as a salad dressing.

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