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Sweet Potato and Quinoa Cakes

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Ingredients

1 medium Sweet Potato
1 cup uncooked Quinoa
1/2 small Onion
2 Eggs
1/4 cup All-Purpose Flour
1/4 cup Parsley
3-4 tsp Sea Salt
2 tsp Freshly Ground Pepper
Greek Yogurt Sauce
1/2 cup Greek Yogurt
2 tbsp, chopped Fresh Cilantro/Parsley
Juice of 1 Lemon
1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
1/4 tsp Freshly Ground Pepper

Sweet Potato and Quinoa Cakes

Features:
    • Serves 2
    • Medium

    Directions

    Years ago when my husband and I decided to cut down on empty carbs, I learned to love quinoa and sweet potato. As we eat a lot of vegetarian meals, I am always testing out new meatless recipes. I love the crispy quinoa with the sweet potato combination in this recipe. It makes a great main or side dish for lunch or dinner.

    I recommend topping these cakes with a cool yogurt sauce or my creamy parsley dressing.

    Steps

    1
    Done

    Cook Quinoa

    Add 1 cup of quinoa to a pot with 2 cups of water. Cover with a lid and bring it to a boil. Once it is boiling, lower the heat to medium and leave it covered until it is fully cooked and all of the liquid has been absorbed. This takes about 15-20 minutes. Once the quinoa is cooked, remove from the heat and fluff with a fork, transfer it into a large bowl and allow it cool a bit.

    2
    Done

    Grate The Sweet Potato and Onion

    While the quinoa is cooling, wash and peel your sweet potato. Using the bigger holes on your box grater, grate the sweet potato and onion.

    3
    Done

    Make The Mixture

    To the bowl with the cooked quinoa add the grated sweet potato, onion, chopped parsley, salt and pepper, eggs and flour. Mix to combine.

    4
    Done

    Pan Fry The Cakes

    Heat up a large skillet with 1 tbsp of olive oil on medium high heat. Using a 1/4 cup measuring cup or an ice cream scoop, scoop 4 equal sized portions and place in the hot skillet. Using a spatula, lightly press down the patties.

    Cook the patties on each side on medium heat for 4-5 minutes. The outside should be nice and crispy.

    I recommend cooking the patties in batches to give you room to flip the patties.

    Transfer the cooked patties to a paper towel lined plate and fry off the second batch.

    5
    Done

    Make The Yogurt Sauce

    In a bowl combine all of the ingredients and mix well.

    6
    Done

    Serve

    Add a few of the cakes to your plate and spoon over a bit of the greek yogurt sauce or dressing of your choice. Serve with a side of greens or a protein and enjoy!

    Joni

    Hi guys, so glad you are here! My food blog is about healthy, colorful, and easy recipes. I grew up in Germany and have been in the states for over 12 years now. Currently, I am living in sunny Miami, FL! Please leave me a comment if you have questions or recipe requests and also follow me on Instagram and Twitter via @foodbyjonister. Happy cooking and eating!

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