Sunday, August 19, 2012

crispy quinoa and bean cakes

Today I had fun with a recipe I've wanted to try.  I like to make and try healthy recipes and this one was a winner.  It gave me a bit of a workout too dicing the sweet potato and mashing the kidney beans. 

I actually never cooked with quinoa before but definitely will again.  It's rich in fiber and I love the taste and texture.

The sweet potato is cooked with some olive oil and red onion ... and then kale is added to the pot.

All is mixed together adding parmesan cheese, egg and kidney beans...  and formed into patties that are browned in a skillet. 

There is one in the plate, but I must confess I actually had two!!  (with some white merlot)

 Here is the recipe....   Or pick up the latest copy of Real Simple magazine.  Worth the effort for a delicious and healthy meal.  Leftovers can be reheated... I'm hoping!


  1. I really like quinoa so I will try this - thanks for the recipe! The only thing I've ever used quinoa for up to now is as a hot cereal in the morning (with a little honey and fresh berries and cinnamon)
    Another tasty one dish recipe for summer is to make coucous, cool it, and then add some cooked chicken, tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, cilantro, and maybe just a bit of your favorite salad dressing as well as salt and pepper. So cool and refreshing! Or you can forgo the meat and just have veggies - it's kind of an add what you want sort of recipe. But I can't wait to try your quinoa one - yum!

  2. What a nice idea, will try it since I love quinoa!

  3. I love quinoa and am always looking for new recipes! This cakes look great! Thank you for sharing!

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  5. Everything looks delishious, makes me hungery.... YUMMMMMMY