Parmesan Quinoa Cakes,

Parmesan Quinoa Pancakes with Whipped Feta Spread & Marinara Dipping Sauce


These quinoa pancakes make a great appetizer or a light supper served over mixed greens. Mix them up by changing the cheese and dried herbs to make them your own!


  • 1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/4 cup whipped feta spread
  • 3/4 cup your favorite marinara sauce, warmed


  1. In a large bowl mix quinoa, parmesan cheese, flour, salt, pepper, onion and garlic powder, egg and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Mix well to incorporate all the ingredients well.
  2. Let mixture sit for 5 minutes.
  3. In a large saute pan, add remaining two tablespoons of olive oil and heat over medium-high heat. Divide quinoa mixture into six patties.
  4. Fry the patties over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes each side, turning heat down if necessary so that patties brown but don’t burn.
  5. After both sides are browned and patties are cooked through, remove from pan and let drain on a paper towel.
  6. Serve warm with whipped feta spread and your favorite marinara sauce.