Last Wednesday, A. made Quinoa Cakes and when I asked her to send me the recipe, she said, in her typical foodie fashion, “I pretty much made it up!” I was not surprised….I like to watch her in action because I learn so much from her casual and confident cooking style. I usually follow a recipe but I am getting better at looking at the ingredients and knowing what would substitute nicely.
3 cups of cooked quinoa
1 cup frozen corn
3 scallions, diced
3/4 cup of cheese (A. used fontina but any cheese will do)
Salt, pepper to taste
Paprika to taste and for a bit of color
Cilantro for garnish
Mix everything and form into patties - you should get about ten. If the patties feel a little wet, mix in some flour to stiffen them up a bit. Heat canola oil in a pan and fry each patty until golden. Serve with avocado cream. Sprinkle on some cilantro.
2 avocados, chopped
1/2 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons mayonaise
Juice of one lime
Add all ingredients to a cuisinart or blender and blend until smooth and creamy.