Crispy + Cheesy Mixed Green Quinoa Cakes (Gluten-Free)

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Easy, healthy, crispy, cheesy and delicious Gluten-Free Mixed Green Quinoa Cakes!

a stack of quinoa patties with greens
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These savory quinoa cakes are easy to prepare & incredibly filling!

High in protein & with just the right amount of spice & crunch….they make a great meal all on their own…

a side view of cheesy quinoa cakes

📖 Features

  • Super easy to make.
  • Rich and flavorful.
  • Perfectly crispy.
  • Packed full of wholesome, nutritious ingredients.
  • Gluten-free, soy-free, nut-free.
cheesy crispy quinoa patties with greens

🍽 How-to Serve

  • On their own as a snack or meal.
  • Dipped into a favorite condiment (we like Golden Tahini Sauce!).
  • Served as a side along a main course.
  • To top off salads.
  • To serve veggie burger style in-between bread.
crispy quinoa cakes spread out on dark cutting board
 a close view of a quinoa patty

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Crispy Quinoa Cakes

Easy, healthy, crispy, cheesy and delicious Gluten-Free Mixed Green Quinoa Cakes!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Entrées, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Gluten-Free
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 5 people
Author: Kristen Wood


  • 2 cups quinoa cooked
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 1 tsp dried cilantro
  • 1 tsp Hungarian paprika
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup fresh mixed greens lettuce, kale, arugula, collard, etc.
  • 1/2 cup parmesan shredded (be certain to use vegetarian parmesan, if vegetarian)
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 tbs gluten free all purpose flour
  • coconut, avocado, grapeseed or olive oil for pan frying


  • In a large mixing bowl, combine all of the above ingredients, stirring until all is evenly mixed.
  • Heat a skillet over medium heat & coat with coconut oil. Using ice cream scoop sized dollops, shape batter into patties with your hands & cook 5 minutes each side or until desired golden crispiness.
  • Let cool a few minutes before serving. Great on its own, or with a favorite condiment!
  • Enjoy!


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Serving: 2patties | Calories: 355kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 811mg | Potassium: 445mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 532IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 237mg | Iron: 4mg
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