Quinoa Tater Tots

BY : PUBLISHED : April 21st, 2013 UPDATED: August 18th, 2021

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…

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Quinoa Tater Tots

They taste a lot like tater tots but with way better ingredients. Pan frying gives you a great texture.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 140 kcal
METHOD Stovetop
DIET Vegan


  • 2 cups of Cooked Quinoa
  • 1 onion Onion, Finely Chopped
  • 5 Button (Brown) Mushrooms, Finely Chopped
  • 1/4 cup of Chives, Finely Chopped
  • 3/4 cup of Flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon of Red Pepper Flakes (adjust to desired spiciness. This is a mild-medium level)
  • 1 teaspoon of 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)


  • In a bowl, mix together the quinoa, onion, mushrooms, chives, flour, red pepper flakes and salt. Mix until combined and thick.
  • Add the lemon juice and non-dairy milk and mix thoroughly.
  • Roll into small balls and put on a plate or tray and put in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  • Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat and cook the tots until golden brown on both sides, about 5 minutes a side.


Calories: 140kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 5gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 397mgPotassium: 186mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 101IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 17mgIron: 2mg
Keyword almond milk, BBQ, bites, catsup, chives, forks over knives, hashbrowns, ketchup, onion, plant-based, quinoa, soy milk, tater, tots, vegan, vegetarian
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