Crispy Quinoa Fritters

No guilt Fritters!!!  

Quinoa is the only grain that is a complete protein and very little oil is used to fry them so they make a very healthy yet tasty snack.

Makes 12-14 cakes

3 cups cooked quinoa (1 cup uncooked)DSC_6623

1/3 cup parmesan cheese

1 red bell pepper, chopped

1/2 cup scallion, thinly sliced

2 eggs

1/3 c flour

1 t turmeric (or curry if you prefer the flavor)DSC_6626

salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
(Optional: add 1 c drained black beans)


1/2 cup mayonaise

1-2 cloves raw garlic or a head of roasted

1 lemon, juiced

1/4 teaspoon of cayenneimage

Fresh pepper


Mix all the ingredients for the cakes and let sit for five minutes.   Form in balls and mold together with your hands.  If they are too dry, add a little stock for moisture.

Put 1 T olive oil mixed with 1 T Canola in a saute pan on medium low heat.  (O.O. gives the flavor and Canola can handle a high temperature)  Fry cakes 4-5 minutes a side until brown.

Blend all the aioli ingredients with a hand-held blender or food processor and serve on the side.

Serve warm or at room temperature.  Leftovers make great snacks to go!

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