Quinoa Gorditas with Avocado Mango Salsa

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Gorditas are a typical Mexican meal that remind me of my childhood!  My mom didn’t make them much but when she did we were always begging for more. It’s basically a savory, thick, handmade tortilla topped with beans and all sort of other yumminess.

healthy quinoa patties

In my opinion, Mexican food can be healthified!  So, here’s my attempt to make one of my favorite dishes–skinny.  As I mentioned before, “skinny” recipes are a less fattening version of the real thing. And since Quinoa is considered a power food all over the world, I think it falls under “healthified”.

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Quinoa Gorditas with Avocado Mango Salsa

Makes about 8 small gorditas.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of cooked quinoa
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons of dried oats
  • 2 tablespoons of flaxseed meal
  • dash of garlic powder
  • salt to taste

1. Place all of the above ingredients in a bowl and mix.

2. Heat up a griddle and place about 1/4 cup of the mix onto your griddle.

3. Make sure to spread the mixture so you don’t end up with a ball of quinoa.  Basically, gorditas are fat tortillas so flatten out the mixture some and flip over after 3 minutes. Flatten out again and flip after 3 minutes.

Mango Salsa– Can be found here.

quinoa gorditas

Top it with beans, chicken or beef and Avocado Mango Salsa (add diced avocado to it). Recipe for the Mango salsa can be found here.   In the picture above, I just topped my quinoa patty with roasted veggies and avocado slices.

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