Surprise surprise! Another sweet potato recipe from yours truly. I promise to move on from these fall favorites after this very recipe. These incredibly flavorful patties are perfect for any occasion, and healthy to boot! Can't go wrong with that winning combo. And if you happen to have leftover quinoa or baked sweet potatoes, this recipe comes together in mere minutes. But fret not, if your fridge is quinoa-less, it still takes just a small bit of prep. And I promise you, your efforts will be worth the reward. This recipe makes about a dozen or so small sized patties which you can store in the refrigerator for several days! You'll have patties on hand for leftover breakfast, lunch and dinner :) Pair them with the delightfully refreshing dressing below (also found here) for a match made in avocado sweet potato heaven. With a little cilantro thrown in for good measure, of course!
Sweet Potato Quinoa Patties
2 cups sweet potato, baked, peeled + mashed (approximately 2 medium potatoes)
2 cups quinoa, cooked
1 small yellow onion, finely diced
2 cloves of garlic, finely minced
1/2 small bunch of cilantro, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon cumin
sea salt + fresh cracked pepper, to taste
coconut oil (or your preferred oil)
Prepare quinoa according to package directions (1 cup uncooked yields approximately 3 cups cooked, so you'll have some leftover should you go that route).
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Coat potatoes with a bit of oil (optional) and pierce with fork. Bake for 45-60 minutes or until soft. Remove flesh, mash with a fork to remove all chunks and place in large mixing bowl.
Add onions, quinoa, cilantro, cumin, and salt + pepper to taste to the prepared sweet potatoes and stir to thoroughly combine.
Heat a nonstick skillet with oil over medium heat. Form prepared mixture into approximately golf ball sized balls and flatten into patties. Once skillet is hot, cook patties in oil until a nice browned + crisp exterior is achieved (approximately 2-4 minutes per side). Rinse and repeat :) Top with extra cilantro and dressing of your choosing. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for several days. Enjoy!