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quinoa cake on a wood cutting board topped with a dollop of cucumber dill sauce

Healthy Quinoa Cakes

These Healthy Quinoa Cakes are a great side dish or as a light lunch with a piece of fruit. Make the optional Yogurt Dill sauce to kick it up even more.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12
Calories 131kcal


  • 2 ½ cups cooked quinoa cooled
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs or gluten free choice
  • 4 eggs beaten
  • cup yellow onion or scallions finely chopped
  • cup Parmesan or feta cheese
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil or coconut oil for cooking

Yogurt Dill Sauce,optional

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • 1 cup plain nonfat yogurt
  • 1 teaspoons lemon juice


  • Cook quinoa per package instructions.
  • Make dill yogurt sauce and set aside.
  • Then, combine 2 ½ cups cooked quinoa with all other ingredients
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Scoop out ⅓ cup of mixture and form into a ball then press into about a 1 inch patty.
  • Cook for 5 minutes until the underside is golden brown.
  • Flip and cook for an additional 5 minutes until this underside is also golden brown.
  • Serve warm or cold.


Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 120mg | Potassium: 157mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 0.9mg | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 1.1mg