Crispy Broccoli Quinoa Cakes

A great way to use up any leftover quinoa, these crispy broccoli quinoa cakes make the perfect wholesome snacks, appetizers or a light lunch. Feel free to substitute broccoli with any grated vegetables you have on hand instead!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cooking Time 20 mins


6 - 8

Broccoli quinoa cakes

Avocado dip


Make avocado dip

  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth, pausing to scrap down the sides if necessary.
  2. Season to taste with salt and pepper and set aside.

Make broccoli quinoa cakes

  1. Grate broccoli using a box grater. Use the head only. Reserve the rest of it for other recipes such as stir-frys.
  2. Add grated broccoli, quinoa, bread crumbs, cheese, eggs, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper to a large mixing bowl. Mix until combined.
  3. Take a large spoonful of mixture and form into a patty using your hands. Repeat until all mixture is used.
  4. Heat up olive oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Cook quinoa cakes for 5-8 minutes each side or until golden brown. Remove from heat and keep warm while you cook the rest of the quinoa cakes.
  5. Serve immediately with avocado dip. Enjoy!


  • Feel free to substitute broccoli with any other vegetable that is not too watery. Just make sure to grate it into tiny pieces before using.
  • You may substitute mozzarella cheese with any grated cheese.
  • You may substitute wholewheat bread crumbs with gluten-free bread crumbs, panko crumbs, almond flour or oat flour.