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Danny’s Courgette Quinoa Patties

Danny’s Courgette Quinoa Patties

with Minted Yoghurt Sauce

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Danny (our accountant/bean counter) has been hitting the gym recently, so he loves to sneak in a bit of extra protein into his diet wherever he can. Recently he’s been spicing things up in the kitchen by mixing high protein pseudo-cereal quinoa with all the freshness of grated courgette and the vibrant colour of turmeric. The end result is a little plate of freshness to brighten up the winter!

Preparation Time45 minutes
Difficulty levelLevel 2
serving amount
Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon
serving amount

½ cup(s)


1.5 cup(s)


½ unit(s)

Vegetable Stock Pot

(ContainsCelery, Sulphites)

1 cup(s)

Cherry Tomatoes

2 unit(s)


⅓ cup(s)


1 unit(s)

Garlic Clove

½ tbsp


2 tbsp

Hard Cheese (Italian Style)


1 cup(s)

Greek Yoghurt


2 tbsp

Mint Leaves

3 tbsp

Plain Flour


Not included in your delivery


Olive Oil





Nutritional information/ per serving
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/ per serving
Energy (kJ)1832.592 kJ
Energy (kcal)438 kcal
Fat9.0 g
of which saturates3.0 g
Carbohydrate63 g
Protein27 g
Boxes and ingredients are packed in facilities that handles Peanut, Nuts, Sesame, Fish, Crustaceans, Milk, Egg, Mustard, Celery, Soya, Gluten and Sulphites.
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Kitchen Paper
Baking Tray
Frying Pan
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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Boil a large pot of water for your quinoa. Grate half of courgette on the large-holed side of a grater. Squeeze out all the water and press between kitchen towel if you have some. Chop the other half of the courgette, the coriander, the mint leaves and finely slice a clove of garlic.

Drain the quinoa
Drain the quinoa

Rinse the quinoa under running water for 1 minute then add to the boiling water. Gently simmer the quinoa with ½ the stock pot for around 15 mins. Test the quinoa for ‘done-ness’ and drain it once it’s soft enough to eat. Tip: Prepare in advance and let it cool down completely for best results


Heat 2 tsp of olive oil in a pan and cook the garlic for 1 minute. Add all the courgettes with a pinch of salt and pepper and cook for 3 mins. Add the quinoa and turmeric and thoroughly mix. Remove from the heat.

Mix in the flour, coriander, cheese and yoghurt
Mix in the flour, coriander, cheese and yoghurt

Mix in the flour, the fresh coriander, cheese and 1-2 tbsp yoghurt. Tip: Add more or less yoghurt to make sure the patties are not too moist. Let the mixture cool down for about 10 mins. Tip: To cool it down quickly, lay it all out flat on a baking tray and put it in the fridge

Form the patties
Form the patties

Form the mixture into 4 equal sized patties. Tip: Make sure they are compact so they don’t fall apart later

Cook the patties
Cook the patties

Heat a frying pan on medium heat with 1 tbsp of olive oil. Very gently place the patties in the oil and cook for 3-4 mins on each side until golden.


Whisk the remaining yoghurt with the finely chopped fresh mint leaves. Chop the tomatoes in half and mix with the salad leaves. Dress with a little olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Serve the patties on the salad with the minted yoghurt sauce on top.