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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

These patties make a filling, delicious, and nutritious dinner. Packed with protein, complex carbs, fiber, and vitamins, they are also really easy to make!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Servings: 6
Author: Yummy Addiction


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • In a skillet, heat the vegetable oil and fry the patties for 2-4 minutes per side, until golden and crispy.
  • Drain on paper towels and serve with some chopped chives on top. Enjoy!


Adapted from Paleo Every Day by Pete Evans