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Delicious Dish: Quinoa Cakes

September 8th, 2011 1 Comment

I’m always looking for a way to make things I love with healthier ingredients. This seems delicious!

Quinoa Patties with Poached Eggs

From The Curvy Carrot

Servings: 6 patties


  • 2 cups cooked quinoa. at room temperature
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/3 cup fresh chives, chopped finely, plus more for garnish
  • 2 large shallots, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat or whole grain bread crumbs, plus more if needed
  • Olive oil, for frying the patties (I used about 1-2 tablespoons total)
  • 6 eggs, poached (one for each patty)
  • Parmesan cheese, thinly sliced, if desired


1. In a medium bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, beaten eggs, salt, chives, shallot, Parmesan, and garlic, mixing well with a spatula.

2. Add the bread crumbs to the mixture and stir to mix completely.

3. Gently form six individual patties with the quinoa mixture, adding more bread crumbs if necessary. I made mine about 3-inches in diameter-feel free to make yours any size you want.

4. Heat the olive oil in a large sauteƩ pan over medium heat until shimmering.

5. Add the patties (I cooked them 3 at a time due to the size of my pan), cover, and cook, about 5 minutes or so, until lightly browned on one side.

6. Uncover the patties, and flip (VERY gently) with a spatula, cooking uncovered on the opposite side for another 5 minutes or so, or until each side is browned.

7. Top each patty with some sliced Parmesan cheese and a poached egg. Garnish with sea salt, pepper, and chives. Serve immediately.

**Adapted from Super Natural Every Day by Heidi Swanson.

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  • omg looks so good, i’ll have to try this!!