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.

“Anyone who can put a homemade meal on the table every night .. is my hero”

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I couldn't help but overhear the conversation between 2 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 The Chef for dinner. The past 10 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 .. there's something about that combination that's always wonderful to me. Chopped broccoli was a nice addition for a bit of crunch. In this case I went gluten-free .. though any type of breadcrumbs or flour you have on hand would work just as well.

The end 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 be pretty darn good and make for a balanced meal

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Veggie Fritters with Spinach Dip
 
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Serves: 6 Servings
Ingredients
  • Fritters
    2 cups cauliflower, chopped into florets
    2 cups broccoli, chopped into florets
    2 XL eggs
    1/2 tsp sea salt
    1/2 tsp baking powder
    1/4 cup flat leaf parsley
    1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
    1 cup breadcrumbs (** I make my own from gluten free bread)
    1/2 cup oat flour
    ghee or coconut oil (for the griddle)

    Dip
    2 cups spinach, fresh, rinsed, and patted dry
    2 cups plain greek yogurt
    2 Tbsp honey
    1/2 tsp sea salt
Instructions
  1. Fritters
  2. In the bowl of your food processor, add the cauliflower, eggs, salt, and parsley.
  3. Process until they're well combined
  4. Transfer to a large bow and stir in the broccoli, cheese, breadcrumbs & flour.
  5. Combine
  6. Heat your griddle to a medium heat, and coat it with a thin layer of ghee
  7. Using a ¼ cup measure, form ¾ inch thick patties
  8. With wet hands, compress the patties and place onto the griddle.
  9. Cook for a minute or 2 on each side, making sure to reduce the heat if you find they're browning too quickly
  10. If not serving immediately, transfer them to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and keep them warm in a 200-250 degree oven

  11. Dip
  12. In the bowl of your food processor, add the spinach & pulse a couple of times until it's chopped.
  13. Add the yogurt, honey, and salt.
  14. Process until smooth.
  15. (** Note: the dip can be made a day ahead, covered tightly, & refrigerated)
Notes
Nutritional Data by %
% Protein: 26
% Carbs: 43
% Fat: 5
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ⅙ Total Recipe Calories: 307 Fat: 9.6 Carbohydrates: 32.51 Sugar: 11.52 Protein: 20.08

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1 Comment

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

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

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