These Quinoa Tater Tots taste like the classic finger food we all love but are healthier and use way better ingredients! They are crunchy on the outside, with tender bits of quinoa, mushrooms, and chives on the inside.
In a large bowl, mix together the quinoa, onion, mushrooms, chives, flour, red pepper flakes, and salt. Mix until well-combined and thick.
Add the lemon juice and non-dairy milk and mix thoroughly.
Roll into small 1-inch balls, slightly flatten, and put on a plate 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
Skip the usual shape and make these quinoa tater tots into small patties to use for sliders or sandwiches.
Make it gluten-free by using a gluten-free flour brand.
Make it oil-free by using a non-stick pan to fry them. You can also bake, or air fry them at 400 degrees F until they turn golden brown. Place the tots evenly spaced in the pan or basket so that the air can circulate around them and crisp them up nicely.
To add more savory goodness, add vegan cheese or nutritional yeast to the mix before chilling them.