Easy Quinoa Latkes by Nutzi

Easy Quinoa Latkes by Nutzi

 

Since I was a Child I was taught not to throw any leftovers, and I can tell now a days that this lesson has been and important part of my adult life. not only neither I nor my husband or my children throw any food that is left from any meal, but we also have become expert in create recipes and redefine dishes from leftovers.

my middle son had his first communion last week, and I had plenty of food left (whoever knows me can tell I love cooking so much but I kind of lack good calculation eye!), so I had quinoa caprese salad which I decided to freeze after the party.

today we wanted to eat quinoa and I remembered the aprese I had frozen and this delicious Quinoa Latkes is what came out at the end. of course you might not have aprese quinoa prepared so I will write the recipe as if were done from scratch, so if you just have any quinoa leftovers or decide to cook some for this recipe, It will do also!

These little pancakes are a great way to use leftover quinoa. They are full of fiber and protein and are really delicious with breakfast or dinner. They are best fresh, but do reheat well enough in a toaster oven.

Number of Servings: 6
INGREDIENTS
1 1/2 cups already cooked quinoa
1/4 cup chopped scallion
1/2 cup diced tomato
2 mini sweet peppers chopped
1/4 cup diced mozzarella cheese
2 tbsp fresh chopped basil leaves
2 egg whites or 1 whole egg.
salt and pepper to taste.
olive oil spray
in a medium bowl whisk egg until well beaten, on a separate bowl mix with fork or by hand the quinoa, scallion, sweet pepper, tomato, basil, mozzarella cheese salt and pepper, add egg and mix well. work with hands and make small balls and then patties. spray a non stick pan with olive oil and heat over medium flame. cook patties on one side without moving them until they detach from the pan easily (about 5 min) then turn over and cook again until firm and cooked.
serve immediately or at room temperature. garnish with Basil Hemp Pesto.
my family loved them and I hope yours too!
Nutzi

 

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