- 2 red bell peppers, halved and seeded
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
- 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
- 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
- 1 1/2 teaspoons canola oil
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 3/4 cup uncooked quinoa
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 1/3 cups organic vegetable broth
- 2 cups spinach leaves, coarsely chopped
- 2 ounces goat cheese, crumbled (about 1/2 cup)
- 1/2 cup whole-wheat panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
- 3/8 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- Cooking spray
- calories 299
- fat 9.9 g
- satfat 3.3 g
- monofat 3.2 g
- polyfat 2.2 g
- protein 14 g
- carbohydrate 39 g
- fiber 6 g
- cholesterol 100 mg
- iron 4 mg
- sodium 543 mg
- calcium 87 mg
How to Make It
Preheat broiler to high.
To prepare relish, arrange bell peppers, skin side up, on a foil-lined baking sheet. Broil 10 minutes or until charred. Remove pan from oven; wrap peppers in foil. Let stand 10 minutes. Peel and finely chop. Combine peppers, parsley, vinegar, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and ground red pepper.
To prepare cakes, heat a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion; cook 4 minutes or just until tender, stirring frequently. Add quinoa; cook 4 minutes or until toasted and lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Add garlic; cook 30 seconds. Add broth; bring to a boil. Cover and simmer 17 minutes or until liquid is fully absorbed. Stir in chopped spinach. Spread hot quinoa mixture in a single layer on a baking sheet; cool 10 minutes.
Place a baking sheet in the oven. Reduce oven temperature to 375°.
Combine quinoa mixture, cheese, panko, 3/8 teaspoon salt, black pepper, and eggs in a bowl, and toss well to combine. Let mixture stand 5 minutes. Shape into 4 (4-inch) patties.
Remove preheated baking sheet from oven; coat pan with cooking spray. Place patties on pan, and return to oven. Bake at 375° for 10 minutes on each side or until lightly browned and thoroughly heated. Top with bell pepper relish.
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