rosemary parmesan quinoa cakes

I have been having a secret love affair with quinoa for the past year.

Taylor says he doesn’t like quinoa so I pretend like I never cook it.

With that being said, I manage to sneak it onto his plate at least once a week.  I am convinced that he is always distracted by all the veggies that he doesn’t notice the quinoa.  However, I am pretty sure he is onto me.

Regardless, I consider this a win win.

Tonight was going to be a challenge though.  There was no way to disguise the quinoa and I knew I had to break it to him.  Quinoa was for dinner.

He gave me a strange look and  I promised him there would be so many other flavors he wouldn’t even notice it. (Just like all the other times!)

Guess what….He loved these crispy quinoa cakes.

We served ours with a side of sweet potato puree and an arugula salad.

Healthy comfort food on a gloomy day.

Rosemary Parmesan Quinoa Cakes

about 1 cup to 1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa (at room temp)

1 onion, diced

2 large sprigs of fresh rosemary, diced

3 cloves garlic, diced

handful of parmesan cheese

2 eggs

1/4 to 1/2 cup bread crumbs

Salt and pepper to taste

Saute your onion over medium heat for about 5-8 minutes in some EVOO. Add the garlic and rosemary.  Cook for about 5 more minutes.  Remove from heat.  Let cool for 15 minutes.

Mix cooked quinoa with onion mixture.  Add eggs, cheese, and breadcrumbs. Form patties.  We were able to make 6 patties.

Once your patties are formed place in a large skilled that has been greased with EVOO.  Cook for about 5 -7 minutes per side over medium to medium-high heat.

Enjoy with your favorite veggie puree.  We chose sweet potato. Just roast 2 large sweet potatoes.  Once cooked throw in a food processor with a dash of milk, salt and pepper.  Season everything with a little salt and pepper, and a sprinkle more of parmesan cheese. Enjoy.

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2 Responses to rosemary parmesan quinoa cakes

  1. Trish says:

    Really impressed that you are so in love with healthy foods. I really just love mac and cheese and pizza. I eat lots of veggies and grow a ton of them, but I don’t love them. sigh.

  2. I’ve been looking for something to do with quinoa…I still have some in the cabinet. This will be perfect!

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