Thursday, 10 January 2013

Quinoa Fritters with Green Goddess Sauce

In between eating slice after slice of my Wholemeal Chocolate Blueberry Jam Cake and copious amounts of Peking Duck at Bamboo House (Oh crispy duck skin wrapped in paper thin Mandarin pancakes with shards of spring onion and cucumber and dolloped with sweet bean sauce how I love you), this is what I've been getting up to. This and watching Wreck-It Ralph and hitting the stores for the half-yearly sales. It's a tough life...

Quinoa Fritters with Green Goddess Sauce
From Delicious
Makes 12

For the Fritters:
100g white quinoa
100g red quinoa
2 eggs, plus 1 extra egg yolk
2 tablespoons roughly chopped flat-leaf parsley
2 tablespoons roughly chopped mint
2 spring onions, finely chopped
65g feta, crumbled
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 teaspoon ground cumin
Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
50g plain flour
2 tablespoons sunflower oil

For the Green Goddess Sauce: 
1/3 cup whole-egg mayonnaise
1/4 cup thick Greek-style yoghurt
Handful flat-leaf parsley leaves, finely chopped
Handful mint leaves, finely chopped
1/2 small bunch chives, finely chopped
2 spring onions, finely chopped
Juice of 1/2 lime, plus wedges to serve

Make the Green Goddess Sauce:
Pulse all the ingredients together in a blender or food processor to combine. Season to taste, then chill until required. 

Make the Fritters:
Place the quinoa and 375ml water in a small saucepan over high heat, then cover and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 12 minutes or until the water has been absorbed and the quinoa is tender. Cool. 

Beat the eggs and extra yolk together, then stir into the cooled quinoa with the herbs, spring onion, feta, garlic, cumin, lemon zest and flour. Season, then form into 12 fritters. Chill for 1 hour to firm up. 

Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. In batches, cook the patties for 3-4 minutes each side until golden and crisp. Keep warm while you cook the remaining fritters. 

Season fritters with sea salt flakes and serve warm with the green goddess sauce and lime wedges.


  1. Mmmm, really, looks sooooo delicious!.. :)

  2. These look great! I could drink that green goddess sauce...

  3. That's my type of food!!! I love quinoa and this sauce looks amazing. Gotta do thiiiss!

  4. Hehe Little Kitchie Let's do Rock-Paper-Scissors for the last little bit.

  5. You'll love this Gabrielle. That sauce is going on everything from now on.

  6. Hi Jennifer - I was starting to think that it's National Quinoa Month in the US, but it seems it is down under as well. I keep finding all of these awesome quinoa recipes like your fritters! Pinning this for a later date, thanks for sharing!

  7. Thanks Tony and you're welcome. Yes, quinoa really does seem to be the "flavour of the month" everywhere. No wonder really, healthy AND delicious, you've gotta love that.