Gluten Free. Vegan & Soy Free Versions. Anti-Inflammatory.
These patties may just become one of your favorite summer go to meals. We've used finely ground raw quinoa and walnuts in place of breadcrumbs here to give you a low carb meal that is high in protein as well. We like to soak the quinoa while we prepare the rest of the meal - this can make it a little easier for the tummy to digest. This is what your quinoa-walnut meal should look like after processed.
These patties are actually pretty filling on their own, so we recommend pairing them with something light like mixed greens or crispy kale. You will grate the zucchini and then let it sit in a colander to sweat out its extra moisture. The batter will be wet and you will not be able to form patties with it easily. We recommend placing the batter in the fridge for 10-20 minutes if you have time prior to cooking to help it stick together. To make your patties, simply, use a 1/3 cup measuring cup and scoop out the batter, then place the mound in a hot skillet and smoosh into a pattie using a spatula. Check out the rest of the ingredients and directions below...
Zucchini-Quinoa Patties with Tzatziki Sauce (PRINT RECIPE)
(PRINT VEGAN RECIPE)
(PRINT DAIRY FREE RECIPE)
(PRINT ANTI-INFLAMMATORY RECIPE) (gluten free, dairy free, soy free)
1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
1/2 cup raw walnuts, chopped
3 medium zucchini, grated (about 4 ½ cups)
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
3 green onions, thinly sliced
3 tablespoons fresh dill
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 egg, lightly beaten
1-3 tablespoons ground flax seed or almond meal
2 tablespoons grapeseed oil, divided
1 cup plain Greek yogurt or non-dairy yogurt for our vegan friends
1 tablespoon fresh dill or 1 teaspoon dried
1/2 medium cucumber, peeled and diced
1 ounce feta cheese, crumbled (optional)
1 garlic clove, minced
Juice of half a lemon
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar (vegan version only)
Salt and pepper to taste
~Billie & Jennifer
Billie Shellist, FDN-P
I practice functional nutrition, an approach that allows me to look at your entire health history and help you find the "root causes" of your chronic health complaints.
This cuts out the trial and error process and helps you get real symptom relief and resolution!
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