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Sweet Potato Quinoa Cakes

  • Author: by Mary
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x

Ingredients

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  • 3/4 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil, plus more for frying
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups grated sweet potato
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tbsp finely chopped cilantro
  • Green onions and cabbage, as garnish

Instructions

  1. Cook the quinoa according to directions, and set aside to cool.
  2. As the quinoa is cooking, heat 2 Tbsp olive oil in a large skillet.
  3. In the skillet, cook the onion and garlic for a few minutes, until beginning to soften.
  4. Add the grated sweet potato and all of the spices. Cook for another 3 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat, and allow to cool enough to handle before continuing.
  6. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, breadcrumbs, cheese, and cilantro, then add the cooled quinoa and vegetable mixture. Mix to fully combine.
  7. In a heavy skillet over medium heat, heat more olive oil before adding the batter in small dollops (or shaped into small patties). Cook until golden on each side, about 2 minutes.
  8. Serve on a bed of greens or cabbage, garnished with green onions.