Spicy Quinoa Cakes

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Quinoa with Sriracha? Even a non-quinoa fan would enjoy these Spicy Quinoa Cakes. They are quick to assemble and packed with healthy goodness. In fact, when I’m completing the 21 Day Fix, I adjust a few elements to make it 21 Day Fix Approved.

I serve these Spicy Quinoa Cakes as a healthy appetizer when hosting guests. This girl loves her jalapeño poppers and brie but sometimes a healthy change of pace is needed. Particularly when swimsuit season is around the corner, and I refuse to wear a one piece. Fair warning – I will be the 80 year old you spot at the beach in a bikini. #fact

Worried about the spice? The recipe lists 1/2 cup Sriracha buy you can cutback if you like just a touch of spice. For me, I kick it up a notch by dipping the cakes into a mixture of Sriracha and Greek Yogurt.

TIP- Make this a 21 Day Fix Recipe by using wheat Breadcrumbs in place on the Panko and replace the Sriracha with your favorite Mexican hot sauce. 

Spicy Quinoa Cakes

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 10
Author: Darcey Olson


  • 2 cups Quinoa Cooked
  • 1 cup Chopped Baby Spinach
  • 2 cloves Garlic Minced
  • 3/4 cup Breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup Panko
  • 1/2 cup Sriracha to Taste
  • 3 oz Goat Cheese Crumbled
  • 2 Large Eggs Whisked
  • 1/2 tsp Lime Juice
  • 1/4 tsp Chili Powder
  • Garlic Salt to Taste
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil


  • Cook the quinoa, according to the directions on the package and add to a large mixing bowl.
  • Chop the spinach and mince the garlic and add to the same large mixing bowl in addition to the rest of the ingredients (except Olive Oil): breadcrumbs, Panko, Sriracha, goat cheese, eggs, lime juice, chili powder and garlic salt.
  • Stir the ingredients until combined.
  • Pre-heat a skillet over medium heat.
  • Evenly divide the mixture into 10 servings and, using your hands, form 10 patties.
  • Add a little olive oil to the hot skillet and place the patties on top of the oil. Cook for about 4-5 minutes, until golden brown, and flip.
  • Cook on the 2nd side for 4-5 minutes before removing from the skillet.
  • Once all the patties have been cooked, you can enjoy these immediately or refrigerate for up to a week.
Inspired by We Are Not Martha





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