Spicy Potato & Quinoa Cakes

Spicy Potato & Quinoa Cakes

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These Spicy Potato & Quinoa Cakes are the perfect summery addition to your lunch or dinner.

This recipe even comes with a refreshing Coconut Yoghurt dipping sauce that goes so well for topping these beauties.

Potato Cakes Stacked

These are made without any flour and are gluten free and vegan.

Perfectly spiced and totally delicious!

I suggest serving them up with a side salad or chips.

Potato Cakes and Salad

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Spicy Potato & Quinoa Cakes

Spicy Potato & Quinoa Cakes

gluten free, vegan, dairy free, egg free, refined sugar free
5 from 4 votes
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 6 large cakes
Author: James Wythe


  • 850 g white potatoes chopped into cubes and boiled
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 red onion finely diced
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 pinches chilli flakes
  • 1 squeeze fresh lime
  • 1 Handful chopped coriander
  • 100 g precooked quinoa
  • Salt & pepper

Optional Sauce:

  • 3 heaped tbsp coconut yoghurt I like to use a runny one
  • 1/2 fresh chilli deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1/2 Juice fresh lime
  • Small handful fresh coriander chopped
  • Pinch of salt & pepper


  • Pre-heat your oven to 200C
  • Roughly chop the potatoes (no peeling needed) into cubes and place in boiling water with a couple pinches of salt for 10-12 minutes
  • Meanwhile finely chop the red onion
  • Heat a small pan with the olive oil, crushed garlic and red onion for a couple minutes
  • Now add the paprika, chilli flakes, lime juice and fresh coriander to cook for a further couple minutes
  • Drain the potties and run under a cold tap for a minute or so until they have cooled down before placing back in the pot you boiled them in
  • Mash the potatoes and then add the spice mixture, precooked quinoa and and pinch of salt & pepper and mix thoroughly
  • Now shape into cakes (roughly 6 large ones) and place onto a baking tray.
  • Finally drizzle over olive oil and place in the oven for 40 minutes making sure to turn them at the half way mark
  • Optional dip: simply add all the ingredients into a small bowl and mix


Highly recommend trying the dip to go alongside these spicy potato cakes with a refreshing salad.
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