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These Tuna Quinoa Truffles are pretty for lunch or for dinner served with sides of your selection. Additionally they make an awesome lunchbox merchandise and freeze rather well.

These tuna quinoa cakes are great as part of a main meal or can be popped into the lunch box the next day. Freezer friendly. Gluten Free. Dairy Free.

Quinoa is one among our favorite grains (or technically seed) to eat. Nevertheless, it could possibly get actually messy and cleansing up little grains of quinoa will not be my favorite previous time. That’s the reason I really like to show quinoa into nice little finger meals like these Sweetcorn Quinoa Fritters, Candy and Bitter Quinoa Balls, Cheese and Tomato Quinoa Balls and these Fruit and Nut Quinoa Bars. Children love finger meals and it does make the clear up a lot simpler – a double win.

These tuna quinoa cakes are great as part of a main meal or can be popped into the lunch box the next day. Freezer friendly. Gluten Free. Dairy Free.

I normally have a tin or two of tuna within the cabinet for days after I look within the fridge and there doesn’t appear to be something out there to eat. Mixed with some pantry staples, a easy tin of tuna might be remodeled into some fairly tasty meals. My youngsters’ favorite is Tuna Pasta and so they additionally love these Tuna and Potato Truffles.

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These tuna quinoa cakes are great as part of a main meal or can be popped into the lunch box the next day. Freezer friendly. Gluten Free. Dairy Free.

Tuna Quinoa Truffles

Nice as a part of a important meal or for popping into the lunch field. 

Substances

  • 1 cup (170g) Quinoa I used tricolour
  • 1 cup (250ml) Vegetable Inventory*
  • 1 cup (250ml) Water
  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Onion finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Minced Garlic
  • half Crimson Capsicum (Bell Pepper) finely chopped
  • 1 cup (145g) Frozen Peas
  • 1 egg
  • 1 425g can Tuna Drained
  • 1 Zest of 1 lime
  • 1/Four cup Buckwheat Flour
  • 3/Four cup (95g) Sesame Seeds

Directions

  • Place the quinoa in a saucepan with the inventory* and water. Carry to the boil after which cut back the warmth to low. Simmer, coated, for approx 15 minutes. Take away from warmth, stir with a fork and permit to take a seat coated for five minutes. 

  • Warmth half tbsp of the oil in a frying pan over a medium warmth. Add the onion and cook dinner for round Three minutes, till softened. Add the garlic and the capsicum and cook dinner for an extra Three minutes. 

  • Add the quinoa to a mixing bowl. There ought to be no moisture within the quinoa, in that case be sure you drain it rather well. Add the onion and capsicum combination and stir to mix. Add the peas, stir and permit to chill. 

  • Add the tuna (ensure the tuna is drained rather well so your combination doesn’t develop into too moist) , egg, buckwheat flour and lime zest and stir till mixed. Take tablespoons of the combination and type into truffles. 

  • Place the sesame seeds on a plate and press either side of every cake into the seeds to coat.

  • Warmth the remaining oil in a frying pan over a medium warmth. Prepare dinner the tuna truffles for approx 4-5 minutes on both sides, till golden and cooked via. 

Recipe Notes

*If serving for a child / younger toddler use hand-crafted or low salt inventory to scale back sodium content material. You may also change with water.  **This makes approx 30 truffles. I make this many as I like to make use of the entire can of tuna.  I freeze them totally cooked and pop them into lunch bins. You may also freeze them earlier than frying. Merely defrost when wanted and fry earlier than serving. 

Vitamin Details

Tuna Quinoa Truffles

Quantity Per Serving

Energy 76

* % Day by day Values are based mostly on a 2000 calorie diet.