Veggie Fritters with Spinach Yogurt Dip

September 30, 2014
Veggie Fritters with Spinach Yogurt Dip - These veggie fritters with spinach yogurt sauce are crispy on the outside with a perfect chew inside. They're a delicious & easy vegetarian dinner.

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I couldn't help but overhear the conversation between two very hardworking moms, as I sat putting on my gloves for kickboxing

Life lesson #7461 – You might think you're the only one that's having a problem, but the reality is, there are so many other people in the same boat.

I smiled to myself as I thought about how sparse our fridge was, and that I had no idea what I was going to feed my husband for dinner.  The past ten days, a blur of work, school, houseguests, and getting ready for a garage sale.

It seems we'll always have something around that can become dinner.  Veggies from the CSA, eggs for omelets, made-ahead protein in the freezer.  That night, as I weighed my options, I thought about her and put together a meal that stepped it up a bit in terms of effort.

Veggie Fritters with Spinach Yogurt Dip - These veggie fritters with spinach yogurt sauce are crispy on the outside with a perfect chew inside. They're a delicious & easy vegetarian dinner.

In theory, one could tuck any finely chopped or shredded veggie into a savory pancake, fry it into small mounds until crisp on both sides, serve it with a bit of yogurt sauce, and it would be great.

I started with a cauliflower and cheese puree because that combination is always wonderful to me.  Chopped broccoli was a nice addition for a bit of crunch.  In this case, I went gluten-free, although any type of breadcrumbs or flour you have on hand would work just as well.

The result was a fritter with a crispy outside and an inside with a perfect chew.  Neither too soft nor too gooey.

Enjoy!

xoxo

ps:  If the spinach-yogurt dip isn't for you, I imagine a runny egg on top would great and make for a balanced meal

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Veggie Fritters with Spinach Yogurt Dip

Ingredients

Fritters

  • 2 cup cauliflower, chopped into florets
  • 2 cup broccoli, chopped into florets
  • 2 eggs (large or XL)
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ cup flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs (gluten-free if you’re avoiding gluten)
  • ½ cup oat flour (or all-purpose flour)
  • clarified butter (or coconut oil), for the griddle

Dip

  • 2 cup spinach, fresh, rinse and patted dry
  • 2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • ½ tsp sea salt

Instructions

  • Fritters
  • In the bowl of your food processor, add the cauliflower, eggs, salt, and parsley. Process until they're well combined
  • Transfer to a large bowl and stir in the broccoli, cheese, breadcrumbs, and flour. Combine
  • Heat your griddle to medium heat, and coat it with a thin layer of ghee
  • Using a ¼ cup measure, form ¾" thick patties. With wet hands, compress the patties and place onto the griddle.
  • Cook for a minute or two on each side, making sure to reduce the heat if you find they're browning too quickly
  • If not serving immediately, transfer them to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and keep them warm in a 200-250° oven

  • Dip
  • In the bowl of your food processor, add the spinach & pulse a couple of times until it's chopped.
  • Add the yogurt, honey, and salt. Process until smooth.
  • (The dip can be made a day ahead, covered tightly, and refrigerated)
Serves: 4
Nutrition + Show
Rating:
Calories 415
Total Fat 15.5g
Saturated Fat 6.9g
Carbohydrates 49g
Fiber 5.3g
Sugars 15.8g
Protein 27.7g
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1 Comment

  • Reply heydave October 1, 2014 at 11:23 am

    4 stars
    I thought the sauce was a real kicker for this one. It really pulled the tastes together!

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