Recipe: Quinoa Cakes with Poached Eggs

Hey, everyone.

I found this recipe on “The Curvy Carrot” blog and tested it out.  It was great.  I think you could even substitute one of the quinoa cakes for a burger patty and you wouldn’t even notice!

Seriously, try this recipe.  It’s great.

Quinoa Patties with Poached Eggs

Servings: 6 patties


2 cups cooked quinoa. at room temperature

2 large eggs, beaten

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1/3 cup fresh chives, chopped finely, plus more for garnish

2 large shallots, finely chopped

1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese

3 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 cup whole wheat or whole grain bread crumbs, plus more if needed

Olive oil, for frying the patties (I used about 1-2 tablespoons total)

6 eggs, poached (one for each patty)

Parmesan cheese, thinly sliced, if desired


1.  In a medium bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, beaten eggs, salt, chives, shallot, Parmesan, and garlic, mixing well with a spatula.

2. Add the bread crumbs to the mixture and stir to mix completely.

3.  Gently form six individual patties with the quinoa mixture, adding more bread crumbs if necessary.  I made mine about 3-inches in diameter-feel free to make yours any size you want.

4. Heat the olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat until shimmering.

5.  Add the patties (I cooked them 3 at a time due to the size of my pan), cover, and cook, about 5 minutes or so, until lightly browned on one side.

6. Uncover the patties, and flip (VERY gently) with a spatula, cooking uncovered on the opposite side for another 5 minutes or so, or until each side is browned.

7.  Top each patty with some sliced Parmesan cheese and a poached egg.  Garnish with sea salt, pepper, and chives.  Serve immediately.


2 thoughts on “Recipe: Quinoa Cakes with Poached Eggs

  1. Hi, I’m a trirudite. The quinoa burger recipe sounds great, except for the wheat in the form of breadcrumbs. Have you read the book Wheat Belly?

    PS- Are the Tuesday /Thursday workouts free for those who want to check it out?

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