Quinoa Bean Cakes with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Photo: Stephen Hamilton

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Quinoa salad can be a wonderful meal—and there's a way for salad-wary eaters to enjoy this ancient grain, too. Art Smith, who is working with the diabetes education program Taking Diabetes to Heart, likes to form quinoa into patties, along with eggs, Parmesan, herbs, scallions, hot sauce, mashed white beans and whole grain bread crumbs. Then he fries them in a little bit of olive oil and serves the cakes—which have a crunchy outside and soft interior—with a quick roasted-red-pepper sauce. You can easily reheat them in the microwave.

Calories: 329
Fat: 12 g
Saturated fat: 2 g
Protein: 13 g
Carbohydrates: 35 g
Fiber: 6 g
Sodium: 456 mg
Cholesterol: 94 mg

Get the recipe: Quinoa Bean Cakes with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce