sweet potato quinoa patties
½ cup cooked quinoa (made from ¼ cup raw quinoa cooked with ½ cup water)
1 cup (150g) sweet potato, steamed and mashed
½ cup (50g) carrots, peeled and grated
½ cup (50g) sweet peas, roughly chopped
½ cup (50g) sweet corn, roughly chopped
½ cup (60g) cheddar cheese, grated
Salt and pepper to taste
These quinoa patties are simple and healthy to make. This vegetarian patty is a complete protein source because I use quinoa - which has a complete range of essential amino acids. Improvise by using other vegetables in your patties.
Makes 8-10 patties
Preparation time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
To cook the quinoa: Rinse the quinoa. Add ¼ cup raw quinoa and ½ cup water into a small pot. Bring water to boil, and turn the heat down to a simmer for about 20 minutes. Leave the cooked quinoa to cool.
To prepare the sweet potato: Peel the skin off the sweet potato. Steam the sweet potato until tender, 20minutes. Leave to cool. Mash flesh with a fork and set aside.
To prepare the vegetables: Peel the carrots and coarsely grate them. String the sweet peas. Chop them up roughly. Remove the corn from the cob. Chop the corn up roughly.
To make the patties: Mix together all the ingredients. Season with salt and pepper. Use a ring mould to shape the mixture into ½ inch thick patties. Heat up a grill until hot. Grill the patties until golden brown.
Serving suggestions: Serve warm on a slice of apple, with rocket leaves and sliced tomatoes. Top with a little chilli jam for some heat.