Therese Elgquist

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Beetroot and quinoa patties with spring oat salad and tahini dressing

Beetroot and quinoa patties with spring oat salad and tahini dressing

Grated beetroot together with cooked red quinoa makes be most delicious savory patties, which goes very well with a light spring salad such as this one above. Make a big batch of the patties, bake them in the oven on a oven tray, all of them at the same time, and you're good to go for many coming lunches and dinners!
 

Beetroot and quinoa patties with spring oat salad and tahini dressing


Serves 4

Spring oat sallad
2 dl / 0.8 US cups whole oats, preferably soaked for up to 6 hours
1 courgette
1 avocado
400 g tomatoes in different shapes, sizes and colors  
70 g mâche salad
40 g sunflower sprouts
20 g pepitas + extra for serving

Beetroot and quinoa patties
300 g beetroots
1 red onion
1 dl / 0.4 US cups fresh parsley, finely chopped
2 dl / 0.8 US cups red quinoa, uncooked
1 dl / 0.4 US cups quinoa flour
2 tbsp cold pressed olive oil
1 chia egg (or 1 regular egg) 
1/2 tsp unrefined mountain salt or sea salt
1 pinch Freshly ground black pepper

Tahini dressing 
1/2 dl / 0.2 US cups tahini
1/2 dl / 0.2 US cups water
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp finely grated ginger
Unrefined mountain salt or sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

 

How to


Pre heat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius /390 degrees Fahrenheit. Cook the quinoa according to instructions on the packaging. Peel and finely grate the beetroot. Peel and finely chop the onion. Blend all the ingredients for the patties. Let sit for 15 minutes. Form the batter in to small patties and put on a baking tray. Bake in the middle of the oven for 15 minutes, until the patties gets a bit crispy around the edges. Flip over and bake for another 5 minutes. 


Cook the whole oats according to instructions on the packaging. Slice the zucchini lengthwise using a mandolin, or a sharp knife. Cut, deseed and slice the avocado. Cut the tomatoes in smaller pieces. Toast the pumpkin seeds in a dry frying pan on medium heat until slightly golden. Toss together all the ingredients for the salad. 


Mix all the ingredients for the dressing until creamy. Add a bit more water for a runnier texture. Salt and pepper to taste. 

 

Serve the patties with the spring oat salad, tahini dressing and some extra pepitas.

 

This is a recipe, among a few, that I created for Swedish design and lifestyle boutique GRANIT and their spring 2018 campaign. The collaboration with GRANIT continues - stay tuned for more! Photo by David Jerner for GRANIT.

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