Tuna and Quinoa Cakes Recipe

Looking for an easy Tuna and Quinoa Cakes recipe? Learn how to make Tuna and Quinoa Cakes using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by lornagdoon

Makes 4 servings



?If you can?t get quinoa where you live you can substitute with rice or even refried or mashed beans. ?I thought about frying the cakes in canola oil, but that would?ve added a lot of calories to the dish. However, I believe it would?ve been tastier. ?You could add some cheese to the mixture and even a little bit of milk or cream. You?d have to add some flour to be able to work with the mixture, though.

Recipe Ingredients for Tuna and Quinoa Cakes

1 cup quinoa
2 cans tuna
1/2 onion chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 jalapeno pepper, chopped
2 large eggs
2 tbsp chopped cilantro

Recipe Directions for Tuna and Quinoa Cakes

  1. Rinse the quinoa in a fine strainer or cheesecloth very well before cooking. This step is very important to remove the saponins that can give it a bitter taste.

  2. Cook 1 cup of quinoa in 2 cups of water with salt to taste until water is absorbed. Let it cool down for 5 minutes.

  3. Preheat oven to 375F (190C)

  4. In a large bowl mix cooked quinoa, tuna, onion, garlic, pepper, eggs, cilantro and salt and pepper to taste. If the mixture is too runny add all purpose flour until manageable.

  5. With a large spoon form cakes over a greased baking sheet.

  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes.

  7. Serve on a bed of spinach, with a tsp. sour cream. Sprinkle a little cheese on top and enjoy.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 175.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
365
Calories from Fat
111
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
12.3g
19%
Saturated Fat
2.6g
13%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
133mg
44%
Sodium
83mg
3%
Potassium
602mg
17%
Total Carbohydrates
29.2g
10%
Dietary Fiber
3.3g
13%
Sugars
0.9g
Protein
33.0g
Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 5%
Calcium 4% Iron 17%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • Low in sodium
  • Very low in sugar
  • High in niacin
  • High in phosphorus
  • Very high in selenium
  • High in vitamin B12
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
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