Thursday, June 18, 2020

Panko Crusted Mung Bean Quinoa Cakes

IMG_0693I’ve made these twice inward the by calendar week. They are such a dandy snack or repast on acme of a salad. Super healthy besides.

The smashed mung beans function cracking every bit a binding agent for the cakes as well as the quinoa gets crispy too golden dark-brown on the exterior likewise every bit the crunchy panko staff of life crumbs. They are a lilliputian bit spicy, and then feel gratuitous to back off on the scarlet pepper chip or chili powder. Or, you lot can purpose your ain blend of spices!

Make 8-ten cakes, depending on the size.

one ane/ii cups cooked mung beans, smashed (If you want to function smashed black beans or chickpeas, those go keen inwards this too!)

1 c. quinoa, cooked and cooled

two eggs, lightly beaten

one/two c. obviously breadcrumbs

three/iv c. panko breadcrumbs

i/four c. cornmeal

ane/two tsp. smoked paprika

ii tsp. cumin

ii tsp. chili pulverisation

ane tsp. dried basil

one tsp. dried oregano

i/ii tsp. dried thyme

ane tsp. garlic pulverization

pinch of crimson pepper scrap

common salt and pepper

olive crude oil

Combine cooked mung beans as well as cooked quinoa in a medium mixing bowl. Add patently breadcrumbs, both eggs, smoked paprika, cumin, chili pulverisation, basil, oregano thyme, garlic pulverization, cerise pepper fleck, table salt, too pepper. Combine too mix thoroughly using a wooden spoon or your hands (I detect hands function amend). Form into patties, the size of your choice. I brand mine nigh ii inches broad, one/2-iii/4 inward. thick).

Next, combine panko breadcrumbs in addition to cornmeal into a rimmed plate or bowl, as well as season amongst table salt too pepper. Dip patties to coat inward panko cornmeal mixture.

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat alongside well-nigh ii-iii T. olive crude oil. Saute cakes ii-iii minutes per side until gilt chocolate-brown as well as crispy on the outside. Serve on tiptop of a salad, eat them equally a snack, or put them on a bun or inward between a portabello mushroom to human action every bit a vegetarian burger. Enjoy!