Quinao cake, arugula and fig salad, healthy dinner
Quinao cake, arugula and fig salad, healthy dinner

Quinoa Cakes and Arugula Fig Salad

June 12, 2015

A delicious and easy recipe perfect for a hot summer day! A flavorful, crisp quinoa cake paired with an arugula fig salad is sure to make your family ask for seconds! A quick and satisfying meal 🙂

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
Quinao cake, arugula and fig salad, healthy dinner


1Combine cooked quinoa, breadcrumbs, bell pepper and shallots in a bowl. Add in eggs. Combine the ingredients.

2Form mixture into 8 even patties. Use approximately half cup of mixture per patty. Allow to set in refrigerator.

3Heat olive oil in large skillet. Cook quinoa cakes on medium heat until browned and a crispy outer crust is formed. About 5 minutes on each side. Allow to rest on paper towels (which will absorb the excess oil).

4To make the salad, mix together 1 tablespoon olive oil and juice of one lemon. Toss arugula in dressing. Arrange on plate and top with tomatoes, figs, blueberries and feta cheese.

5Slice quinoa cakes and arrange on top of salad. Or serve along side the salad.


Quinoa Cakes

3 cups cooked quinoa

2 eggs

1/2 cup bell pepper, finely chopped

1/4 cup shallots, finely chopped

3/4 cup bread crumbs

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper

2 tablespoons olive oil, for cooking


2 1/2 cups arugula

1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

5 ripe figs, halved

1/4 cup blueberries, sliced

1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled

1 tablespoon olive oil

juice of 1 lemon


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