Quick & Nutritious Dinner

Quinoa and Sweet Potato cakes 


This recipe is by Tiana Haines from Life of Goodness which is a beautiful site which showcases healthy meals (lots of delicious smoothies and healthy treats- vegan friendly!). I made these delicious patties and I can tell you they are beautiful, and were gobbled up by my 21 month old.

Now I usually shy away from making things like this, thinking it must be super complicated... but these are easy as, they make plenty which can be used a variety of ways for leftovers and little snacks. The sauce goes a long way also, delicious on other vegetables and in wraps. Enjoy, and be sure to check out Life of Goodness for more delicious ideas! 

Prep Time: 15 mins. Cook Time: 10 mins 



  • 2 cups cooked quinoa (I used red, black, and white)
  • 1 cup chopped up steamed sweet potato
  • 1 handful chopped up parsley
  • ½ lemon juiced
  • ½ teaspoon cumin powder
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Pinch of pepper

Butter Bean Tahini Sauce

  • 1 can butter beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1½ tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seed oil


  1. To cook quinoa, use one cup of uncooked quinoa with 2 cups of water, bring to the boil and let simmer until cooked.
  2. When your quinoa and sweet potato is cooked, let cool then add all ingredients into a mixing bowl and mash together until combined (can use hands).
  3. Heat a frying pan with a little coconut oil and scoop out about a tablespoon full of mixture and squash together with your hands so it won't fall apart. Press onto frying pan and let cook for a few minutes, then VERY gently flip, you may want to use your hands with the spatular. repeat for remaining mixture.
  4. For the sauce, simply place all ingredients into a blender, blend until smooth.
  5. Store in a jar in the fridge after use. Should last about 3 days.
  6. Steam greens such as bok choy, broccolini and place in bowl, add quinoa patties and top with tamari soy sauce, chilli, alfalfa sprouts, sesame seeds, and butter bean tahini sauce. Enjoy!
  7. Alternately, you can make bigger patties and make burgers!


Try using a large field mushroom as a burger bun for extra healthy points! 

Images from Life of Goodness, as mine were just not this photogenic!


Be sure to let us know how they turn out for you, or if you have a favourite foodie site!

Lots of love, 

LB x