Registered Clinical Nutritionist Natalie Brady has inspired our taste buds again. Quinoa is gluten-free, high in protein and one of the few plant foods that contain sufficient amounts of all nine essential amino acids. It is also high in fibre, magnesium, B vitamins, iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin E and various beneficial antioxidants
This is a simple, healthy meat-less dinner which you can whip up in no time! These delicious fritters are full of wholesome ingredients and are gluten free, dairy free and sugar free. What I love about them is that they not only taste great, but they marry with so many different ingredients such as feta cheese, leafy greens, avocado, herbs, lemon. You can enjoy them on their own hot or cold, or enjoy them in a gluten free burger buns as a meat-less burger, top them with poached eggs or enjoy them as they are with a salad on the side.
What’s great about them is that they are a good source of protein + fibre which helps to fill you up + keeps blood sugar levels stable, making these beetroot carrot quinoa fritters the perfect food if you’re watching your weight and wanting to boost your nutrition intake.
Ingredients – serves 2
1 cup cooked quinoa (1/2 cup dry)
1 medium beetroot, grated
1 medium carrot , grated
1/2 onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 cup brown rice flour
1/2 cup goats feta (optional)
Salt and pepper
1 Tbsp coconut oil for frying
4 large handfuls of rocket, roughly chopped
1/4 cup parsley, finely chopped
1. Cook quinoa as per instruction. Once cooked cool down to room temperature.
2. Add cooked quinoa, grated beetroot, carrot, chopped onions, garlic, eggs, brown rice flour, salt and pepper to a mixing bowl and mix together until combined. Add goats feta (if using) and stir through the mixture. Form the mixture into 6 evenly sized fritters.
3. Melt coconut oil in a large fry pan over medium heat. Add the fritters to the pan and cook them until golden brown, 5-6 minutes per side.
4. Serve cakes on a bed of rocket and parsley. Additional extra: top with 1 Tbsp feta and 2-3 tbsp chopped herbs.
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