Quinoa and tuna croquettes

Stress and determined situations can cause emotional health issues lowering our physical energy.  Quinoa is full of amino acids and minerals that make it the ideal nourishment to strengthen and reconstruct our body.

Quinoa has high calcium content, more than milk, which makes it an essential nutrient for women, especially to help avoid osteoporosis. 

Ingredients:

3 cups of cooked organic or regular quinoa (for a basic quinoa recipe click here)
1 ¼ cup of parmesan cheese
1 can of tuna in water
2 eggs
Bread crumbs or Panko (japanese bread crumbs)
Cilantro (to taste)
Oregano (to taste)
Salt (to taste)
Pepper (to taste)

Preparation:

Pre-heat oven at 350F.  Cover a baking sheet in aluminum foil.

In a bowl mix the cooked quinoa with tuna, the parmesan cheese, and the 2 eggs.

Add to the mixture the oregano, salt, pepper and chopped cilantro.

Make the croquettes with the mixture and coat them with the bread crumbs or panko.

Place the croquettes on the baking sheet or if you like you can use cookie molds to maintain the croquettes in shape.  Bring the croquettes to the oven for 20-25 minutes, turning them at the half way point or when they are golden on one side.  It’s best to wait until they are golden to turn them so they don’t fall apart.

Oven times may vary depending on your oven.

Remove the croquettes from the oven, squeeze a lemon on top of them, decorate with cilantro leaves and serve!

Quinoa and tuna croquettes are healthy and delicious, they can be served as appetizers or as an accompaniment to a main meal.

Provecho!

NOTE:  Quinoa is rich in iron, potassium, riboflavin, vitamin A, vitamin E, thiamin, vitamin C, magnesium, zinc, calcium and copper.  Quinoa also has a high percentage of total dietary fiber which makes it an ideal nourishment to eliminate toxins from our organism.  Quinoa contains all nine essential amino acids, making it one of the most protein-rich foods we can enjoy.

 

Quinoa

Quinoa available from Mixtura Latina

 

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