Quinoa Zucchini Cakes (Fritters)

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Quinoa With Mushrooms

Today’s recipe is for quinoa zucchini cakes. It’s only flaw is that the cakes are fried. This recipe works well for an appetizer, but for a main meal as well.
 

I’ve been trying to eat healthier for the past 2 years. That makes me consume a lot of super foods like quinoa, chia seeds and kale. Although I would like to share with you more recipes with these products, I feel that I still haven’t experimented enough. That’s why I promise to publish some more healthy recipes in the future. 

For this recipe in Bulgarian, please click here.

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Quinoa Zucchini Fritters
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Quinoa Zucchini Cakes (Fritters)
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
Healthy Zucchini Cakes
Course: Appetizer
Servings: 6
Calories: 273 kcal
Author: Lyubomira L
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 small zucchini peeled and grated
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
Instructions
  1. Sprinkle salt over grated zucchini. Place a mesh strainer over a bowl and add zucchini. Press and squeeze water from them. Let zucchini sit for 10 minutes, to allow water to drain.
  2. To cook quinoa- in a pan combine 1/2 cup quinoa with 1 cup water and bring to a boil. Then reduce heat to medium and cover. Let it cook until all water is absorbed or for around 15 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl combine zucchini, quinoa, egg, thyme, black pepper and garlic powder. Using a tablespoon scoop small amounts of mixture and shape them into patties.
  4. In a skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Carefully add patties, leaving enough space between them and fry for about 4 minutes per side, until golden.
Nutrition Facts
Quinoa Zucchini Cakes (Fritters)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 273 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 34%
Saturated Fat 16g 80%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 148mg 6%
Potassium 356mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 2g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 6.2%
Vitamin C 21.3%
Calcium 11.9%
Iron 6.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.