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Pea, mint & feta quinoa fritters

Crispy quinoa fritters absolutely packed with smashed peas, feta cheese, lemon and fresh mint and parsley. Light, healthy, super tasty ... and perfect for spring!
Course Appetizer or snack
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 -15
Calories 127 kcal
Author Helen

Ingredients

for the fritters

  • 1/2 cup quinoa (weight when uncooked), cooked and drained (see notes)
  • 2/3 cup feta cheese
  • a handful of grated parmesan optional
  • 7 ounces frozen peas sweet petit pois are best, cooked
  • 2 spring onions chopped finely (optional)
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • a couple of handfuls about 3 heaped tablespoons each of fresh parsley and mint
  • 1 egg lightly whisked
  • 2 tablespoons cornflour or rice flour, if you prefer
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup oil of your choice for frying

to serve

  • Greek yoghurt & green salad optional
US Customary - Metric

Instructions

  1. Mix all the ingredients (apart from the oil) together in a big bowl. With wet hands, scoop up small handfuls of mixture and shape into 12 to 15 round and flattened fritters.
  2. Heat up the oil on a medium heat, then fry the fritters (in 2 batches if necessary) for about 3 to 5 minutes on each side or until nice and golden and crispy.
  3. Drain on kitchen paper, then serve while still hot and crispy, with the Greek yoghurt and green leaves if you like.

Recipe Notes

I find the easiest way to cook quinoa is to add it to a saucepan with double the volume of water (so 1 cup of water for half a cup of quinoa), bring it to the boil, then cook gently for about 8 minutes. Then turn the heat off, pop a lid on your pan and let it steam dry for a couple of minutes. Finally, fluff up with a fork - your quinoa should be ready!

Nutrition Facts
Pea, mint & feta quinoa fritters
Amount Per Serving
Calories 127 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 99mg 4%
Potassium 95mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 4%
Vitamin C 8.5%
Calcium 5.2%
Iron 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.