Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sweet Potato, Lentil and Quinoa Patties


High in fibre, protien and flavour! These patties are super easy and totally tasty. Leftovers will store perfectly in the fridge too - for tomorrow's lunch! 

You'll need. 
1 cup of cooked lentils, 1/2 cup quinoa, 1 small sweet potato, 1 tbsp of fresh parsley, 1 tsp cumin, 2 cloves of garlic, s + p. 
Dressing - 4 tbsp natural yoghurt, 1/4 tsp cumin, juice of 1/2 lemon, s + p (just mix)

Makes 12 patties

Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius. 
Chop sweet potato into chunks, drizzle with a little o-oil and s + p and put in oven for about 35 minutes, turning half way through.
Whilst this is happenin'
Cover quinoa with water (1:2 ratio), bring to boil and simmer until water is absorbed. Once done, leave the lid on for 5 minutes, off the heat. 

Add garlic to food processor and blitz til tiny, 
Add sweet potato and blitz for 5 seconds. 
Add cumin, parsley and lentils and go again for another 5 seconds.
The goal here is to still have chunks of lentils and potatoes, not a puree. 
Mix in quinoa. 

Wet your hands a little and roll mix into balls and squish into patties. 
Fry on each side in a non-stick pan for about 2-3 minutes until brown. 

Yum, you're done.