Turmeric Quinoa and Feta Cakes with Tahini

 Preparation time: 25 minutes 

 Time to cook: 35 minutes 

 Makes: 6 servings

 Calories per serving: 275

 Proteins per serving:  10.5 g 


250g boiled Quinoa 

1/4 cup rice flour 

1 Spring onion 

1 medium sized onion 

1 tsp salt 

Black Pepper 

2 tsp dill 

1 tsp paprika 

2 tbsp turmeric 

1/4 cup olive oil 

120g feta cheese 

30g shredded Manchego cheese or mozzarella cheese 

Non-stick cooking pray 

2 tbsp Tahini 

3/4 cup water

4 tbsp Optifast 

Method of preparation:

1. In a large bowl, mix the boiled quinoa with rice flour, diced onions, salt, pepper, dill, paprika, turmeric, olive oil and eggs. Add the cheeses and refrigerate for an hour.  

2. Remove from the fridge and shape into mini patties (yielding 30).Use a nonstick pan over medium heat,  cooking spray and cook the patties in batches for 3 minutes on each side until golden.Transfer to a baking tray and finish off in a pre-heated oven (180ºC) for about 15 minutes.

3. In a bowl dilute the tahini mixed with Opitfast powder in water.  

One serving includes 5 patties with 2 tbsp of tahini dressing and a side green salad

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