While Popeye might've been fiction, his creators were on the right track. Spinach is a super-food. Try this delicious fritter recipe and get some extra spinach into your life.
Zucchini, Spinach & Feta Fritters with Cucumber & Mint Yoghurt Dressing
3 handfuls of Baby Spinach, roughly chopped
3 Zucchini, grated
¾ Cup Feta
¼ Cup Dill, finely chopped
¼ Cup Mint, chopped
¼ Cup Parsley, chopped
2 Tablespoons Garlic Chives, finely chopped
3 Spring Onions, finely sliced
1/3 Cup Almond Meal
½ Cup Buckwheat Flour
½ teaspoon Baking Powder
3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
Sea Salt and Black pepper
Cucumber & Mint Yoghurt Dressing
1 Cup Unsweetened Yoghurt
4 Tablespoons Cucumber, grated
1 garlic Clove, finely chopped
2 Tablespoons Mint, finely chopped
Pinch of Sea Salt
To make the dressing, combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and mix together well. Set aside.
Place the grated zucchini into a fine sieve and sprinkle with sea salt. Leave for 10 minutes to draw out any excess liquid, and then squeeze again in your hands before adding to the fritter mixture.
In a large mixing bowl combine the spinach, herbs, spring onions, eggs, feta and seasoning. Add in the drained zucchini and then mix together. Add in the almond meal, buckwheat flour and baking powder and fold together until well combined.
Heat olive oil in a pan over a medium to high heat and gently fry the fritters in batches. When the fritters are nice and golden on each side, remove from the pan and place on a plate lined with a paper towel to remove any excess oil. Keep warm in the oven while you finish the remaining fritters.
Serve with the cucumber and mint yoghurt dressing, and a green salad.
This recipe is so healthy that it kind of hurts... my sweet tooth because I ate SO many of these dang things! I can never quite justify buying or eating Oreo's despite their supposedly 'vegan' status because they contain non-sustainable palm oil and I'm not about deforestation and destruction of valuable habitat for hundreds of animals. No thank you! These are fudgey, chocolate-y, nourishing, and full of amazing raw and activated ingredients from Little Bird Organics' Pantry Staples range. Yum! However, if you leap into this recipe expecting it to taste just like a baked, white-sugar-laden, refined cookie then you will be sorely disappointed. This is more like a raw dessert in the shape of a tasty Oreo cookie - inspired loosely, if you will.
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