Café 7 at Rock City’s Spinach & Quinoa Cakes Recipe

If you ask us, a cup of leafy greens a day is what actually keeps the doctor away. High in vitamins A and K, calcium, iron, folate, and a slew of other nutrients, spinach is one of the healthiest foods you can put on your grocery list.

It’s a known cancer-fighter, and it promotes healthy bones, skin, and hair. On top of that, spinach is one of the most versatile veggies and can be added to just about any dish – think smoothies, pastas, soups, dips, stir-fries, quesadillas, and more. Whether consumed cooked or raw, this leafy green is the perfect complement to any meal.

Café 7 at Rock City’s Spinach & Quinoa Cakes

Recipe by Carey Douglas, Executive Chef
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Course: AppetizersCuisine: International




    • 1 cup

      uncooked quinoa

    • 1 3/4 cup

      rolled oats

    • 4


    • 7 oz.

      crumbled feta cheese

    • 4 cups

      fresh spinach, chopped

    • 1

      red bell pepper, diced small

    • Zest of 1 lemon

    • Juice of 1 lemon

    • Salt and pepper, to taste

    • 1/2 tsp.

      cayenne pepper

    • 1/2 tsp.

      onion powder

    • 1/2 tsp.

      garlic powder

    • Olive oil, for frying


    • Cook the quinoa according to package directions. Set aside to cool.

    • In a large bowl, place the cooked quinoa, oats, eggs, feta cheese, chopped spinach, diced bell pepper, lemon zest and juice, salt, pepper, and additional seasonings and combine until mixed. Place in a refrigerator to set for 30 minutes.

    • Take the mixture out and form into 10 to 12 patties with your hands.

    • Heat olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add patties in batches and fry for about 2-3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.

    • Serve with lettuce, tomatoes, soft-boiled eggs, beans, sprouts, or microgreens – have fun with it!

    Did you know?

    • During the Great Depression, spinach consumption in the United States grew 33% – all thanks to the popular Popeye cartoon!
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    Chef Carey Douglas

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