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Sweet Potato Patties with Tuna, Quinoa, & Zucchini

Sweet Potato Patties featuring tuna, quinoa, zucchini, chia, spinach, and more! Can it be any better? A perfect healthy & easy weeknight dinner! | yummyaddiction.com

These Sweet Potato Patties make a perfect healthy weeknight dinner. Sweet potatoes, tuna, quinoa, zucchini, chia, and spinach combined in one dish! Can it be healthier than this? They are also finger biting delicious and really easy to make!

Sweet Potato Patties featuring tuna, quinoa, zucchini, chia, spinach, and more! Can it be any better? A perfect healthy & easy weeknight dinner! | yummyaddiction.com

Everyone has his favorite veggie. Mine is, without a shadow of a doubt, sweet potato. I already talked about my deep love and my first encounter with this orange-fleshed beauty in this post. In short: I tasted it for the first time in my life only a few years ago; it’s considered a gourmand veggie in my country so it’s expensive and rare. I don’t save money on sweet potatoes, though, because it’s something I crave desperately at least a few times a week. If you’ll see a gal holding a sign “will work for sweet potatoes”, that’s me!

Sweet Potato Patties featuring tuna, quinoa, zucchini, chia, spinach, and more! Can it be any better? A perfect healthy & easy weeknight dinner! | yummyaddiction.com

My experiments with this sweet veggie led me to create these outstanding Sweet Potato Patties with tuna, quinoa, zucchini, chia, and other goodness! Even before trying to combine sweet potatoes and tuna in one patty, I already knew that it will be a success. Somehow it feels right, doesn’t it? Quinoa and zucchini made these patties even better!

Sweet Potato Patties featuring tuna, quinoa, zucchini, chia, spinach, and more! Can it be any better? A perfect healthy & easy weeknight dinner! | yummyaddiction.com

These sweet potato patties are not only full of flavor but also super healthy. Seriously, it’s like the ultimate food for people watching their weight and hitting a gym. I’ll tell you why. Sweet potatoes contain complex carbs (more filling than simple carbs; give you a long-lasting energy boost), fiber, protein, and tons of vitamins; tuna is packed with protein; chia is, well everyone knows about its benefits; quinoa is once again complex carbs, protein, fiber! Phew. How is that for a combination?

Sweet Potato Patties featuring tuna, quinoa, zucchini, chia, spinach, and more! Can it be any better? A perfect healthy & easy weeknight dinner! | yummyaddiction.com

There is nothing better than when healthy meets delicious. Oh, and it’s not even all the pros of these patties. They are also really easy and quick to make! Just roast sweet potatoes in advance and the rest will be done in 15 minutes. Perfect for a light but at the same time filling dinner or as an appetizer. Try these little guys and you will thank me later! Sweet Potato Patties featuring tuna, quinoa, zucchini, chia, spinach, and more! Can it be any better? A perfect healthy & easy weeknight dinner! | yummyaddiction.com

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Sweet Potato Patties featuring tuna, quinoa, zucchini, chia, spinach, and more! Can it be any better? A perfect healthy & easy weeknight dinner! | yummyaddiction.com
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Sweet Potato Patties with Tuna, Quinoa, & Zucchini
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 
These patties make a filling, delicious, and nutritious dinner. Packed with protein, complex carbs, fiber, and vitamins, they are also really easy to make!
Servings: 6
Author: Yummy Addiction
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup (3 oz. or 85g) quinoa
  • 1 lb (450g) zucchini
  • 1/2 small onion , grated
  • 2 x 6.5 oz. (185g) cans tuna , drained
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 lb (900g) sweet potatoes , roasted, mashed
  • 1 clove garlic , finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2 handfuls spinach
  • salt and pepper , to taste
  • all-purpose flour , for thickening
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • chopped chives (optional), for garnish
Instructions
  1. Cook the quinoa according to package directions. Meanwhile, grate the zucchini, place in a colander and sprinkle with some salt. Let drain for about 5-10 minutes. Squeeze out any excess liquid.
  2. Transfer the zucchini to a bowl together with the cooked quinoa, tuna, eggs, sweet potato, garlic, parsley, chia seeds, and spinach. Season with salt and pepper and mix well. If the mixture is too thin, add some flour. Roll into small patties.
  3. In a skillet, heat the vegetable oil and fry the patties for 2-4 minutes per side, until golden and crispy.
  4. Drain on paper towels and serve with some chopped chives on top. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes
Adapted from Paleo Every Day by Pete Evans

 

 

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12 Comments

  • Reply
    Sophia | Veggies Don't Bite
    December 22, 2016 at 8:09 am

    I love patties! Such a great food and easy to put into anything or eat alone. My kids love them too because I can make them small and they can dip them. Looks delicious!

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      Jovita
      January 23, 2017 at 7:00 pm

      And so healthy 😉

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    Tara
    December 22, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    Such a wonderful combination of flavors! These sweet potato patties look amazing. I definitely need a healthy weeknight dinner amongst all the holiday indulgence lately.

    • Reply
      Jovita
      January 23, 2017 at 7:07 pm

      I feel you, Tara. These patties are exactly what you need!

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    Neli @ Delicious Meets Healthy
    December 22, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    These sweet potato patties look so delicious and flavorful! Love the combination of flavors here!

    • Reply
      Jovita
      January 23, 2017 at 7:10 pm

      They are really good, Neli 😉

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    Lisa
    December 22, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    Wow! So many fabulous ingredients all in one gorgeous dish! And not only fabulous for their health benefits, but also fabulous because I love them all and wish I’d thought of this combination! Thanks for the recipe!!!

    • Reply
      Jovita
      January 23, 2017 at 7:11 pm

      Try and tell me how you liked them, Lisa 😉

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    April J Harris
    December 22, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    I just love how you have managed to get so many healthy ingredients into such delicious little packages! I only recently started eating sweet potatoes too and I’m excited to give this recipe a try.

    • Reply
      Jovita
      January 23, 2017 at 7:12 pm

      Sweet potatoes are amazing. They are so versatile! Both savory and sweet dishes with them are fantastic 😉

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    Platter Talk
    December 22, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    I love patties and yours are made from ingredients that I love! Will try!

    • Reply
      Jovita
      January 23, 2017 at 7:16 pm

      You will love them!

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