Quinoa Cakes with Sauteed Greens and a Fried Egg on Top

March 4, 2021 , , ,

By Kari Doherty


Quinoa Cakes:

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa, cooked according to directions
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • ¼ c onion, finely diced
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • ¼ cup flour
  • ¼ cup parmesan or romano cheese, grated
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Oil for cooking


  • 1 bunch of greens, washed and chopped (Depending on how many people are eating you may want to double the greens because they reduce in size once cooked)
  • Splash of cooking oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 egg cooked over medium 


  1. Cook quinoa according to directions (1 cup of quinoa to 2 cups of water). Mix cooked quinoa, beaten eggs, onion, garlic, flour, cheese, salt and pepper until thoroughly combined. 
  2. Heat oil in a pan, spoon the quinoa mixture into patties and cook until they are golden brown on both sides. Let them cook for at least 5-7 minutes on each side before flipping, they are delicate at first. 
  3. While the quinoa cakes cook, heat a small amount of oil in a pan and sautee the greens until they wilt, about 2-3 minutes. Season the greens with salt and pepper. Greens can also be sautéed with garlic and onions if you’d like. 
  4. Last, fry your egg for the top. 
  5. Assemble by putting quinoa cakes on a plate, topped with sautéed greens and top with a hot, fried, yolky egg. Garnish with a little more cheese on top and fresh pepper. 
  6. *Variations: Experiment with other grains for your cakes like cous cous or rice.