CAULIFLOWER & LEMON PATTIES

'In love with those patties and  bowls'

 

(12-14 patties)

Patties:

  • 1 medium cauliflower
  • 1 cup red quinoa (cooked)
  • Zest from 1 organic lemon
  • 1 big leek
  • 2 tbsp ground flax seeds (flax seed egg)
  • 2 or 3 tbsp brown rice flour
  • 1 tbsp cumin powder
  • Handful fresh parsley and basil leaves
  • Olive oil
  • Sea salt & black pepper

Garnish:

  • Avocado
  • Radishes
  • Black sesame seeds
  • Zatar or chili flakes
  • Fresh lemon thyme

We love patties! Made with grains, beans, veggies, nuts, seeds, herbs... i think that you can make many versions of them. Well... perhaps the difficulty comes when you don't eat eggs or cheese to get a nice consistence and that all the ingredients stick together. By making an egg out of ground flax seeds and adding some spoons of a clean grain flour, the problem is solved! 

I am also in love with those bowls! Last week i received a package with beautiful ceramics and cloths from Parament-shop. I like the clean and timeless notes of their designs.Thanks Parament for the lovely present!

How to make a flax seed egg? 1 tbsp ground flax seeds x 3 tbsp water. Let it rest for 15-20 minutes and the result it will be the substitution of a normal egg. In this recipe we will use two, so we use 2tbsp of ground flax seeds combined with 6 tbsp water.

Cut the cauliflower in small florets, place them in a food processor or blender and chop thinly. Cut the leek also in thin slices. Add some spoons of oil in a pan and cook the chopped cauliflower and leek to golden. In a big bowl or container, combine the cooked quinoa with the cauliflower and leek. Add the zest of a lemon and the two flax seed eggs. Combine with a spoon. Now pour the flour, fresh chopped herbs and sprinkle the cumin powder, sea salt and black pepper. Combine again. Let the dough sit for a couple of minutes in the fridge.

Make the patties by using your hands, i use to clear my hands under water any other time while making them, it makes easier to roll them. Heat some olive oil in a pan. When the oil is quite hot, low the heat to medium and fry the patties, both sides by carefully flipping the patties. When ready, place them on a plate covered with some kitchen paper to absorb the extra oil. Serve the patties with some avocado and radish salad.