Spinach & Quinoa Fritters


300g frozen spinach with the water squeezed out *Other leafy greens can be substituted or mixed with spinach

2 eggs OR Vegan egg substitute: mix 2 tbsp. chia seeds and 1 tbsp. flax seeds with 1/3 cup of water - *must allow the mixture to rest for 30 minutes before cooking

1 tbsp. psyllium husks

2 tbsp. chia seeds

1 cup uncooked quinoa

1 tsp. sea salt or Himalayan salt

Coconut oil or olive oil for frying



1. Defrost the spinach and squeeze as much water out of the frozen spinach as you can, if using fresh spinach or any other leafy greens- lightly steam and then squeeze out the water. 

 2. Cook 1 cup of black or white quinoa in 2 cups (500 mls) of water with a pinch of Himalayan salt or Celtic sea salt, bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a gentle simmer and gently cook for about 15 minutes, until you see rings form around the quinoa seeds. Set aside and mix with the spinach.

3. In a large bowl mix the quinoa, spinach with 1 tsp. salt, add 1 tbsp. of psyllium husks and stir well. Mix in the 2 eggs and chia seeds, stir to combine well. Allow this mixture to rest for 15 minutes before shaping into patties. I make mine between 6-8cm wide, which makes between 15-20 patties. 


Vegan Option

Add 2 tbsp. chia seeds and 1 tbsp. flax seeds to 1/3cup water in addition to the chia seeds and psyllium husks already mentioned in the recipe. Allow the mixture to sit for at least 30 minutes before shaping into patties and cooking.

 4. Heat your skillet, to a low to medium heat, add oil and place your patties in the pan.

Fry between 3-5minutes on each side or until golden brown. 

Serve with salad of your choice, sauerkraut, fresh vegetables or as a burger, or enjoy as a simple savoury snack.