SW recipe: Herby quinoa & sweet potato cakes

Ready in about 40 minutes


150g dried quinoa, rinsed well under cold water

5 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into bite-size chunks

2 medium eggs

1 tbsp lemon juice

¼ small pack each of coriander, flat-leaf parsley, mint and chives, leaves finely chopped

1 red chilli, finely chopped

2 garlic cloves, crushed

1 tsp grated fresh root ginger

2 small shallots, finely chopped

1 slice wholemeal bread from a small 400g loaf, whizzed into breadcrumbs

Low-calorie cooking spray

Rocket and sliced yellow pepper salad, to serve

For the harissa yogurt:

2 tsp dried harissa spice mix

150g fat-free natural

Greek-style yogurt


1 Preheat your oven to 200°C/ fan 180°C/gas 6. Cook the quinoa according to the pack instructions.

2 Put 100g of the sweet potatoes in a food processor, then whizz until very finely chopped. Transfer to a bowl with the quinoa, eggs, lemon juice, herbs, chilli, garlic, ginger, shallots and breadcrumbs. Season and use your fingers to combine.

3 Spread the remaining sweet potato chunks on a non-stick baking tray in a single layer. Spray with low-calorie cooking spray, then season and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden.

4 Meanwhile, divide the quinoa mixture into 12 equal portions and use to fill a non-stick 12-hole muffin tin. Add to the oven with the sweet potatoes and bake for 20 minutes until firm.

5 Stir the harissa mix through the yogurt, season and chill until needed. Serve 3 quinoa cakes per person with the sweet potato chunks, salad and a spoonful of the harissa yogurt.

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