Savory Quinoa Clusters

Posted on May 12th, 2012 by Gavin | Posted in Recipes

Savory Quinoa Clusters


  • 2 Cups uncooked Quinoa
  • 4 Cups Water
  • 1 Yellow Onion, diced
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 1/2 bunch Green Onion, sliced thin
  • 1 Tbsp Chili Flakes
  • 1/2 Tbsp Sea Salt
  • 1/2 Tbsp Black Pepper
  • 6 Eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups Shredded Parmesan
  • 1 1/2 cups Corn Flakes, ground


  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Bring Quinoa and water to a boil, turn down to low and cover. Let simmer for 12 to 15 minutes until all the water is absorbed. Set aside and let cool to room temperature.
  3. Whisk the Eggs
  4. Put all the other ingredients into a large mixing bowl, add the Egg and Quinoa and mix thoroughly.
  5. Lightly coat a cookie sheet with Olive Oil. Drop the Quinoa mixture by spoonfuls onto the cookie sheet. You’re looking for clusters about 2 inches in diameter – an ice cream scoop works well for this.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes, rotate pan 180° and then bake for another 10 to 15 minutes until golden brown.


Jennifer Roberts

Comment left on: March 12th, 2013 at 9:33 pm

So, this is my favorite thing to buy from the deli. What is the recipe for the sauce that comes with it?


Comment left on: March 17th, 2013 at 9:26 am

Hi Jennifer,

The sauce is a twist on our regular Buttermilk Ranch. We typically make huge batches of our recipes so I’ve had to convert this down to a manageable size.

1 cup Sour Cream
1 cup Mayo
1/4 cup Buttermilk
1/4 cup minced Chipotle en Adobo
2 diced Green Onions
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
2 Tbsp Lime Juice
1 tsp Ground Cumin
1 tsp Sea Salt
1 Tbsp Chili Powder

You might want to mix everything except the Sea Salt & Chipotle together and add those to taste just to make sure it doesn’t end up too salty or spicy. 🙂


Jennifer Roberts

Comment left on: March 17th, 2013 at 12:46 pm

Thanks so much! I really appreciate it:).


Comment left on: January 16th, 2014 at 12:14 pm

This is my new fav treat from Life Source! Joel turned me on to these and I am addicted!


Comment left on: January 20th, 2014 at 6:32 am

Glad you like them James! They’re some of our favorites. 🙂


Comment left on: December 5th, 2016 at 10:20 pm

These are my favorite. Thank you for sharing your recipe. I can’t wait to make them!

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