Spinach Quinoa Cakes

Spinach Quinoa Cakes

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Try this recipe for a plant-based take on the average crab cake. The relish is reason enough to make this recipe!

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Dinner
Gluten Free
Vegetarian
Diabetic Friendly
Ingredients
2 servings
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  • Red bell peppers, halved and seeded
    2 pepper
  • Fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
    2 tablespoon
  • Balsamic vinegar
    1 teaspoon
  • Kosher salt
    1/8 teaspoon
  • Ground red pepper
    1/8 teaspoon
  • Canola oil
    1 1/2 teaspoon
  • Red onion, chopped
    1 cup
  • Quinoa, uncooked
    3/4 cup
  • Garlic, minced
    1 tablespoon
  • Organic vegetable broth
    1 1/3 cup
  • Spinach leaves, coarsely chopped
    2 cup
  • Goat cheese, crumbled
    2 ounce
  • Whole- wheat panko bread crumbs
    1/2 cup
  • Kosher salt
    1/2 teaspoon
  • Black pepper
    1/2 teaspoon
  • Eggs
    2 large egg
Directions
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 375° F. Place empty baking sheet in the oven to preheat.
  • 2
    Relish - Arrange bell peppers, skin side up, on a foil-lined baking sheet. Broil 10 minutes or until charred.
  • 3
    Remove pan from oven; wrap peppers in foil. Let stand 10 minutes. Peel and finely chop.
  • 4
    Cakes - Heat a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion; cook 4 minutes or just until tender, stirring frequently. Add quinoa; cook 4 minutes or until toasted and lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Add garlic; cook 30 seconds. Add broth; bring to a boil.
  • 5
    Cover and simmer 17 minutes or until liquid is fully absorbed.
  • 6
    Once liquid is fully absorbed, stir in chopped spinach.
  • 7
    Spread hot quinoa mixture in a single layer on a second baking sheet. Let cool 10 minutes.
  • 8
    Combine cooled quinoa mixture, cheese, panko, salt, black pepper, and eggs in a bowl. Toss well to combine. Let mixture stand 5 minutes.
  • 9
    Remove preheated baking sheet from oven; coat pan with cooking spray. Shape quinoa mixture into 4 (4-inch) patties. Place patties on pan, and return to oven. Bake at 375° for 10 minutes on each side or until lightly browned and thoroughly heated.
  • 10
    Top with bell pepper relish and enjoy!