A simple nourishing vegan dinner that tastes amazing! Quinoa is considered a complete protein, it’s naturally gluten free, and contains iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, B-vitamins, vitamin E and is very high in fiber. Sweet potatoes probably my favourite vegetable! Sweet potatoes are highly nutritious, rich in vitamins A (immune system), C (antioxidant) & B (metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and fats), contain manganese (food into energy, regulates blood sugar levels), potassium (anxiety and stress, nervous system) and even iron (transports oxygen to cells). For the sauce, I have used delicious creamy butter beans! They are a good source of nutrition, low in fat and rich in protein, and also high in fiber.
Sweet Potato Quinoa Patties + A Vegan Butter Bean Tahini Sauce
- Quinoa Patties//
- 2 cups cooked quinoa I used red, black, and white
- 1 cup chopped up steamed sweet potato
- 1 handful chopped up parsley
- 1/2 lemon juiced
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
- Pinch of cayenne pepper
- Pinch of pepper
- Butter Bean Tahini Sauce//
- 1 can butter beans drained and rinsed
- 1 tablespoon tahini
- 1 lemon juiced
- 1 1/2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 teaspoon sesame seed oil
- To cook quinoa, use one cup of uncooked quinoa with 2 cups of water, bring to the boil and let simmer until cooked.
- When your quinoa and sweet potato is cooked, let cool then add all ingredients into a mixing bowl and mash together until combined (can use hands).
- Heat a frying pan with a little coconut oil and scoop out about a tablespoon full of mixture and squash together with your hands so it won't fall apart. Press onto frying pan and let cook for a few minutes, then VERY gently flip, you may want to use your hands with the spatular. repeat for remaining mixture.
- For the sauce, simply place all ingredients into a blender, blend until smooth.
- Store in a jar in the fridge after use. Should last about 3 days.
- Steam greens such as bok choy, broccolini and place in bowl, add quinoa patties and top with tamari soy sauce, chilli, alfalfa sprouts, sesame seeds, and butter bean tahini sauce. Enjoy!
- Alternately, you can make bigger patties and make burgers!
Sweet potato quinoa patties are also great for burgers! For a healthy alternative, try swapping bread for a mushroom bun. Simply panfry the mushrooms in some coconut oil for a few minutes each side until fully cooked. Add your favourite fillings and you have yourself a delicious burger. xx