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Sweet Potato Quinoa Patties With Avocado Sauce

Brooke by Brooke
January 13th, 2014

These patties are my new obbsession, pair them with a side salad and they make the perfect light, summer dinner.

What you’ll need:

1/2 cup dry quinoa

1 cup cooked black beans (if canned, rinsed and drained)

1 medium sized sweet potato

1/2 of a small red onion, diced

1 TBS chili powder

1/8 tsp cayenne pepper

Salt and Pepper

Handful of coriander for  serving

Your favorite hot sauce for drizzling (optional)

For the Avocado Cream Sauce

  • 1 large ripe avocado
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 small jalapeño pepper, seeded      and diced
  • small handful of minced corriander
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • Salt to taste

Serves 4-6 fritters


What to do:


With a blender, mix all the ingredients for the avocado sauce together until smooth. Taste test and set aside.

Preheat oven to 190 degrees. Place 1/2 cup of quinoa with 1 cup of water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook until quinoa has absorbed all the water and can easily be fluffed with a fork. About 10-12 minutes.

Cut the sweet potato into small pieces. Place in a large pan of boiling water and cook until fork tender. About 10 minutes. Drain and when cool enough to hand mash with a potato masher or the back of a fork. Then, in a large bowl combine the cooked quinoa, sweet potato, onion, and spices. Mix until well combine. Form uniform patties with your hands.

Place on a prepared baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes. Carefully flip patties over and bake for another 10-15 minutes, or until edges are browned and lightly crisp.


Serve with Avocado Cream Sauce and your favorite hot sauce, garnish with coriander. Enjoy! B xx

Source: http://dishingupthedirt.com/recipes/dinner/sweet-potato-and-quinoa-fritters-with-avocado-lime-sauce-vegan/