Veggie Quinoa Cakes

Trying out something new today. I’m a little late to the game but I’m finally trying out quinoa. I know it’s a power food but it’s pretty bland. If you are looking for a way to spice it up a little but keep the healthy factor, here you have it.

These
fritters are packed full of taste and beautiful colors while being a
great healthy addition to your dinner plate. I served them for the first
time at a dinner party and they were a hit. I left out what was in them
for those pickier eaters, but when I told them later, they were pleasantly surprised. 
Veggie Quinoa Cakes
3 cups cooked quinoa
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese
1 medium carrot, finely grated
1/2 cup zucchini, shredded
3 eggs
3 tablespoons all purpose flour
3 green onions, including white parts
1 /2 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
Olive oil for frying


In a large bowl combine the cooked quinoa,
cheddar cheese, cottage cheese, carrot, zucchini, eggs, flour, green onions, sugar, pepper, salt, and garlic powder. 
Heat a frying
pan and a couple teaspoons olive oil over medium-low heat.  Mixture will
be slightly sticky, so using a 1/4 cup measuring cup, form fritters 1/2 thick and drop into pan.  Fry until golden-brown,
about 4 minutes on each side.   Makes approx. 15 fritters.

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