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Spinach and Feta Quinoa Cakes with Lemon Dill Sauce

Spinach and Feta Quinoa Cakes with Lemon Dill Sauce

Today I have yet another quinoa recipe, because really, do they ever get old?! No way!  If you haven’t jumped on the quinoa bandwagon yet, you are totally slow, but it’s never too late!  While quinoa seems to be a fad food right now, it’s definitely going to stick around. It’s one of the most complete foods, and is super healthy and great for your body.  It’s also so versatile and can be used in so many dishes!  Don’t believe me?  Check out this Buffalo Quinoa ‘Mac’ and Cheese, for a healthy spin on the traditional favorite. Or how about some Strawberry Goat Cheese Quinoa Salad as a perfect side for those summer dinners?  Want more inspiration? See more quinoa recipes at the bottom of this post.  In particular I really like Bob’s Red Mill Organic Whole Grain Quinoa.

Anyway, like I said, I am going to share another quinoa recipe with you- Spinach and Feta Quinoa Cakes.  I love quinoa cakes because they are quick and easy, and so filling. I have made them several different ways, but my husband agreed with me that this is one of the best recipes we have tried.  The spinach and feta go perfect together (the Greek were onto something here!), and topped with the cold lemon dill yogurt sauce, they taste amazing!  These would definitely freeze up well if you wanted to make a large batch and save some for dinner another time.  Serve these quinoa cakes alongside some roasted veggies or a heap of steamed broccoli and you have an awesome meal!

Spinach and Feta Quinoa Cakes with Lemon Dill Sauce

Spinach and Feta Quinoa Cakes with Lemon Dill Sauce
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt, reduced-fat or whole
  2. 2 tablespoons finely chopped scallions
  3. 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  4. 1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill (divided)
  5. Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
  6. 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  7. 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  8. 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  9. 5 ounces chopped baby spinach (or, I like to use Earthbound Farms Zen Blend with Spinach, Kale, Chard along with some other greens!)
  10. 2 large eggs, beaten
  11. 1 1/4 cups cooked quinoa
  12. 2 ounces crumbled feta cheese
  13. 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  14. 1/2 cup bread crumbs
Directions for Sauce
  1. Whisk together the yogurt, scallions, lemon juice, and 2 tsp dill in a small bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate the sauce for at least 1 hour to allow the flavors to meld.
Directions for Quinoa Cakes
  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring often, until softened, about 4 minutes. Add the spinach and cook, stirring often, until wilted, about 3 minutes. Transfer the mixture to a medium-size bowl.
  2. Add the eggs, quinoa, feta, 1 TBS dill, lemon zest, and 1/4 tsp black pepper and mix well. Mix in the bread crumbs and let the mixture sit for a few minutes to allow the bread crumbs to absorb some of the moisture.
  3. Wipe out large skillet, and add 1 TBS oil. Heat for a few minutes.
  4. Form quinoa patties about 2 1/2 inches in diameter and 1/2 inch thick. Place the patties in skillet, in batches if necessary. Cook the patties until they’re browned on the outside, 4 to 5 minutes per side, and then flip.
  5. Serve warm with lemon-dill yogurt sauce.
Notes
  1. You could bake these too if you would like!
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Comments

  1. I made the quinoa cake was delicious, I love your web thank

  2. :-) your recipes they always look delicious Allyson! :-)

  3. Hi Allyson, these look awesome, Pinning so my daughter can see it make them, she loves spinach!

  4. These look fantastic, definitely giving these a try!! Thank you for sharing at our All Things Thursday blog hop :)

    Fotini

  5. I saw the photo and immediately thought, “Yummy!” Consider it pinned! :) Stopping by from the Pin Me Party.

  6. These look super tasty! I already made my man look at them, too, and he agrees!

  7. You had me at “Spinach and Feta”. Wow! These look delicious! I am featuring you at Posed Perfection today from our first All Things Thursday Blog Hop. I hope you’ll be back again tonight to link up more great recipes! Have a great week.
    Blessings,
    Nici

  8. Ok this looks amazing. I love spinach and feta together and to make it into a cake? I have to try this. Found you at What to Do Weekends

  9. Looks dee-lish! Thank you for sharing. Pinned.

  10. These look fabulous!! Will definitely have to try! Thanks for sharing :)
    Nancy

  11. Hi there! I made these but slightly altered the recipe to be what I consider “clean.” They were great, thank you for the idea! It is posted on my blog with a link to yours as well. Again, thank you for this great idea! http://athomeorganic.com/2014/03/05/spinach-and-feta-quinoa-cakes-with-lemon-and-dill-sauce/

  12. Can these be frozen and reheated? Looking for ideas to make on the weekend and have for lunches during the week.

    • I haven’t tried it, but I don’t see why not!

    • If it helps, I froze half of them when I made them for my husband and I. I wrapped them individually and put them in the fridge the night before. They were perfect to microwave for lunch the next day. That reminds me, I still have a few! Monday lunch is now planned! :)

  13. shari johnson says:

    how can I make these without the bread crumbs? hubby has severe reaction to bread and other flour items.

    • Allyson says:

      Can you try a gluten free ‘bread’ crumb?

      • Kathy M. says:

        We have a similar issue and are going to try crushed pork rinds instead of the crumbs. Can’t wait to try these–going to sauté extra spinach with mushrooms and onions to top them, along with a poached egg, so it’s sort of like a veggie eggs benedict! Yum! Thanks for sharing this recipe, Allyson!

  14. I made these for our dinner tonight and they were absolutely amazing!! Even my super picky kids were asking for more!! Thank you so much for the recipe. I can’t wait to make them again!

    • I am so happy that you and your family liked them! They are a hit at our house too! Hope to see you around again!

  15. Thanks so much! They were a hit when I made them — so delicious! But what can you serve with them?

  16. I made this tonight and enjoyed it, but I made a few changes (by mistake): I used amaranth instead of quinoa, but I accidentally used too much water when cooking it, so the consistency was off. I also put 2 shallots into the dip instead of 2 tbsp… clearly it was a bad day! But they still turned out ok, and I’d try them again. Thanks for sharing!

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