Quinoa Tater Tots

  • Prep Time : 25m
  • Cook Time : 15m
  • Ready In : 40m

I love these things.  i ate almost all of them immediately.  I found these on the interwebz and removed all the nasty ingredients like eggs, and added a few ingredients that i thought would make it taste better, and I personally think I was right.  They taste a lot like tater tots but with way better ingredients.

I imagine you could probably bake these instead of cook them in a pan, but that’s how I did it, and they came out great.  Pair them with some of your favorite dipping sauces – ketchup, BBQ sauce, etc…


  • 2 Cups Cooked Quinoa
  • 1 Onion, Finely Chopped
  • 5 Button (Brown) Mushrooms, Finely Chopped
  • 1/4 Cup Chives, Finely Chopped
  • 3/4 Cup Flour
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of Red Pepper Flakes (adjust to desired spiciness. This is a mild-medium level)
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 3 Tablespoons of Non-Dairy, Unsweetened, Unflavored Milk (I used original rice milk)
  • 1 Tablespoon of Lemon Juice
  • Oil for cooking (You can try and forgo the oil if you like if you have a non stick pan, or try baking them)


Step 1

In a bowl, mix together the quinoa, onion, mushrooms, chives, flour, red pepper flakes and salt. Mix until combined and thick.

Step 2

Add the lemon juice and non-dairy milk and mix thoroughly.

Step 3

Roll into small balls and put on a plate or tray and put in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.

Step 4

Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat and cook the tots until golden brown on both sides, about 5 minutes a side.

Jake switched to a plant based diet in 1996 and quickly realized he had no idea how to cook. All these years later and he's still trying to figure it out...

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