sweet corn quinoa cakes

August 22, 2011
Happy Monday, friends!

Things I've learned about myself.  I'm a hugger. I'm a skilled parallel parker.  I'm a book junkie. I'm terrified of grasshoppers.  I'm a music fiend.  I'm a super aunt.  I'm a realist.  I'm an over-smiler.  I'm a list-maker.  I'm an amateur rapper.  And one more?  I'm in love with summer.
These quinoa cakes are ideal for a summer meal.  Filled with fresh veggies and perfect served over a salad for lunch or dinner.  Obvi.

Sweet Corn Quinoa Cakes
vegan, gluten-free
1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
1 fresh ear corn
1/2 yellow squash, julienned
1/2 zucchini squash, julienned
3 tablespoons hummus
sea salt, to taste
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon curry powder

  1. Bring one cup quinoa to boil in 2 cups of water.  Reduce to simmer and cook about 15 minutes until there is no more water.  *I prefer to overcook my quinoa a bit to make these cakes because it will make a more "gummy" consistency lending itself well to be the binding agent in these cakes.  
  2. Stir in seasoning to your slightly overcooked quinoa.  Add julienned squash and zucchini, hummus and corn and mix until well incorporated.  
  3. Using a 1/4 measuring cup, scoop mix and form in the palm of your hand.  Cook over medium heat in a oiled skillet.  I slowly cooked each side for approximately 10 minutes. 
  4. Serve over a salad and enjoy!  


fashionfitnessfoodie said...

these look amazing!! i will definitely be making them.

Natasha said...

I LOVE quinoa but have been getting sick of the regular so I will definitely try these out.


bakingnbooks said...

Oh my goodness - these look perfect. I love fishcakes and such and these look like a great alternative/variety. Thanks! I seen your post on ELR. Nice blog layout - a simple feel.

amy grace said...

This is such a great idea! Quinoa is so in right now - but I've never seen them done like this! Thanks for sharing!

Genevieve said...

What an interesting idea for using up summer veggies! I would never have thought to put hummus in quinoa, but it sounds delicious! I also love that these are vegan, because I made quinoa cakes once before but found them too eggy.

sarahthefitfoodie said...

This is such a good idea! I haven't ever really tried to make quinoa recipes aside from the standard quinoa as a side dish. Must get some squash asap. Thanks for the recipe!

Devon said...

I bought a bag of quinoa at the grocery store & I've had no idea what to do with it. I'll definitely have to give this a try! yum!

c.flanders12@att.net said...

This sounds so good and I am anxious to try it. I do have quinoa in the cabinet but really did not know how to fix it. Thanks Delle

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