Quinoa Cakes with Lemon Aioli Sauce

These gluten free vegetarian quinoa cakes are crunchy on the outside but soft on the inside. The lemon aioli adds the perfect flavor. | For Animals For Earth

This recipe from Genius Kitchen is a family pleaser.  Everyone gobbles up these gluten free vegetarian Quinoa Cakes at an alarming rate.  I always make double so that we can eat them for lunch throughout the week.

Fun fact: Quinoa was an important crop for the Inca Empire and considered sacred.  It’s a good source of protein, magnesium, phosphorus, and other important nutrients.

If you are gluten free and have not yet dived into quinoa, make this your day!  Added into recipes, I find it to be very delicious and filling.

Why I Love This:

  • Easy to make gluten free (simply change the flour)
  • Easy to make, period
  • My kids love quinoa cakes
  • It’s full of nutrients

My Adjustments:

  1. I double the recipe for leftovers throughout the week.
  2. I use Pamela’s gluten free all purpose flour.
  3. I use Neat Egg to remove the egg.  I whisk the Neat Egg powder with the water in a separate bowl, and then I drop it by small spoonfuls into the hot cooked quinoa and mix it around before adding other ingredients.  This makes it all spread evenly throughout the dough.
  4. I use garlic powder rather than chopped garlic (just goes faster).  I sub 1 teaspoon for 1 head of garlic.
  5. I use Santa Cruz lemon juice.  Also quicker than juicing a lemon.
  6. I go very easy on (or remove completely) the cayenne pepper since the kids are eating too.

Link to Ingredients:

Quinoa on Amazon:  I buy my quinoa at Trader Joes.  But if you don’t easily have access to it, here’s a link to some on Amazon.

Vegan Mayo on Amazon: I also buy vegan mayonnaise at Trader Joes.  But this one on Amazon is supposed to be a good brand.

Avocado Oil on Amazon – This is the brand that I use.  I’ve also used olive oil and safflower oil and had the same results.

Gluten Free Flour on Amazon – In my opinion, it’s very important that you use this brand (Pamela’s) if you want to hold the same flavor.

These gluten free vegetarian quinoa cakes are crunchy on the outside but soft on the inside. The lemon aioli adds the perfect flavor. | For Animals For Earth

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