Quinoa Cakes with Yogurt Dipping Sauce Recipe

Let me start by saying these were so freakin’ tasty I pretty much all of them to myself. *oops* Could have been worse… could have been a bag of cookies, right?

I adapted this recipe from a recipe off of recipe on this site. (http://www.cookingquinoa.net/). I use this site quite frequently for meal inspiration. It’s pretty awesome if you are a quinoa lover such as myself 🙂


  • Roughly 2 cups of cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup finely grated cheese (parmesan works well here)
  • 1 tbsp all-purpose flour (or gluten-free flour of yoru choice, it’s to help with binding)
  • 3/4 tsp (7 mL) baking powder
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon
  • Yogurt Sauce:
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt, plain
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper


In skillet, heat 1 tbsp of oil over medium heat; fry onion, garlic, salt and pepper, stirring occasionally, until onion is softened, about 4 minutes.  Let cool.

Yogurt Sauce: Stir together yogurt, cilantro, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Set aside in refrigerator.

In large bowl, whisk together eggs, cheese, flour, baking powder and lemon rind & juice; fold in quinoa and onion mixture. With wet hands, form into 16 cakes; transfer to waxed paper–lined tray. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

In nonstick skillet, heat half of the remaining oil over medium-high heat; fry half of the cakes, turning once with 2 spatulas, until golden, about 8 minutes. Keep warm on baking sheet in 200°F (100°C) oven. Repeat with remaining oil and cakes. Serve with a side of Yogurt Sauce.


They didn’t last long enough for pictures… I’m sorry. I’ll grab one next time, lol.


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