Quinoa and Corn Griddle Cakes with Black Bean Salsa

Jul 7, 2023Cakes Recipes

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Quinoa gives these cakes a chewy yet slightly crunchy texture that’s fun to eat. Enjoy these any time of day–at brunch, lunch, or supper.

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Yields:
1 serving(s)

Total Time:
1 hr 15 mins

  • CAKES:
  • 1/2 C quinoa, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 C water
  • 1/2 C reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 lg egg, beaten
  • 1/2 C frozen corn kernels, thawed
  • 2 scallions, finely chopped (1/4 c)
  • 1/4 C shredded reduced-fat mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 C whole wheat flour
  • 2 tbsp. 1% milk or buttermilk
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. hot-pepper sauce
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp. canola oil
  • SALSA:
  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 1/2 C halved grape or cherry tomatoes
  • 1 jalapeno chile pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/4 C finely chopped fresh cilantro or parsley
  • 1/2 sm onion, finely chopped (1/4 c)
  • 1/4 med red bell pepper, chopped (1/4 c)
  • 2 tbsp. white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

Directions

    1. Step 1Prepare cakes: Mix quinoa, water, and broth in small saucepan and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes. Fluff with fork.
    2. Step 2Combine quinoa and remaining cake ingredients except oil in medium bowl.
    3. Step 3Make salsa: Mix together all salsa ingredients and set aside.
    4. Step 4Heat oil on large, nonstick griddle or in skillet (work in batches if necessary) over medium-high heat. Scoop a generous 1/4 cup of the quinoa mixture at a time and drop onto griddle, flattening into pancake shape with back of spatula (makes 8 cakes). Cook until browned on bottom, about 3 minutes. Flip carefully and cook about 3 minutes longer. Serve with salsa.
Quick Ideas for Quinoa:
A bed for poultry or veggies Put roast chicken or steamed vegetables on cooked quinoa.
Stuffed acorn squash Use a mixture of cooked quinoa, carrots, and onions. Drizzle with olive oil when done.
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