Cheesy Quinoa Cakes with Roasted Garlic

Servings 10 cakes
Author submitted by FFTF fan Kendall


  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 2/3 cup grated fontina cheese
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 2 green onions
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup light mayo
  • 1 garlic
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper


  1. For the cakes: Place all ingredients, except for the oil, into a mixing bowl and stir together until well combined. Season with salt and allow the mixture to sit for 5 minutes.

  2. Pour oil into a large sauté pan and place over medium heat.

  3. Form ¼ cup patties with the quinoa mixture and place in the heated sauté pan. (this will have to be done in batches)

  4. Cook quinoa cakes for about 5 minutes on each side. Repeat with the remaining patties until all of the cakes have been cooked. Set aside.

  5. For the aioli: Place all ingredients into a food processor, season with salt and pepper and blend until smooth. Pour into a small bowl and serve alongside the warm quinoa cakes.