Cheesy Quinoa Cakes With a Roasted Garlic and Lemon Aioli

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by mcawesomest

This is a great recipe I found on It is really good and filling. You can use salt and pepper to tasteEnjoy!

Top Review by DianaEatingRichly

These were incredible! I followed the recipe completely with the exception of cooking my quinoa in homemade turkey stock. I was really skeptical about the amount of pepper in them, but we like spicy so I went with it, adding it a little at a time and tasting it as I went. My husband and I thought it was great, but my 2.5 year old (who was really excited to eat them) thought it was too much pepper and only took a couple bites. The aioli does help cut the spice but not enough for him. Also, I have a pretty big food processor and the amount of aioli was too small for it to completely chop up the garlic. I will try making it in the blender next time. We will definitely make these again. Nice main dish to use instead of meat.

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.

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