Chickpea-Quinoa Cakes for Dinner (Protein3)

Being a veggie, people usually ask me “how do you get enough protein?” Tonight’s dinner answers the question!  Protein3 cakes on a Med inspired salad.

The salad’s main act were the protein-packed patties of chickpeas, brown rice, and quinoa. I used a food processor to puree the chickpeas, garlic, parsley, cumin, tahini, ginger, and some nutrirional yeast. Then combined the hummus-like pureed beans with some left-over brown rice and quinoa, which was cooked in veggie broth. The patties were coated with flax powder and lightly seared. We had these over a simple mixed green salad with cucumbers, red onions, and dressed with an apple cider-cumin vinaigrette.

Since we combined protein rich grains like quinoa and brown rice with chickpeas, we had ourselves a complete protein AND a yummy meal. We are both so full! Eric will be having leftovers for lunch tomorrow since we made about 6 patties.

The leftover vinaigrette will stay this handy-dandy dressing emulsifier in the fridge. I don’t like to collect a ton of kitchen gadgets but this is one of my favorites.  You don’t get a single bowl or your whisk dirty making your dressing. Priceless.


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3 Comments

  1. Martha
    Posted November 17, 2011 at 11:29 pm | Permalink

    Sounds delicious!! And so nutritious. Will you be a guest chef at my apartment one of these evenings? :). Maybe you can give me a list of ingredients a head of time and I can invite a few of our mutual friends over for a meal where you can teach us how to cook veggie dishes :)

    Keep the posts coming! I really enjoy riding them!!

    • Martha
      Posted November 17, 2011 at 11:30 pm | Permalink

      Oh, and if you have extra body lotion to share, I’ll gladly take some :)

    • Posted November 18, 2011 at 9:12 am | Permalink

      Thanks, Martha! I would love to be a guest chef at your apartment-sounds like so much fun. Just tell me when and I’ll be there! Oh and I will gladly share some lotion with you

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