Cauliflower St Patrick’s Day Patties

For some reason lunch is always the hardest meal for me when it comes to what I want to eat. It is important to find a good mix of healthy fats, proteins, and limited carbs to keep you powering through your day. I will admit that I am one of those people that could eat a veggie salad with grilled chicken (and avocado, can’t forget that) everyday and be perfectly content, but sometimes I just get bored with the same old same old. Today  I decided my lunch needed some spice and considering it is St Patrick’s Day weekend, what better time to create some festive veggie patties?

These were so easy and surprisingly SO delicious. My husband walked by the cutting board and immediately informed me he would be making his own lunch today. Boy did I prove him wrong 🙂 I made him try a patty and to his surprise (and mine) he responded with a, “these are actually pretty good” so I take that as a win. The star ingredient in this recipe is the garlic. Make sure to add a ton of it because it will not only kill the bad bacteria in your gut, but it will always bring out ALL the flavors. If you are looking for more protein, you can also add black or garbonzo beans, but I didn’t know if my stomach could handle all that fiber so I decided to pass and had some chicken on the side instead. The recipe also made tons of leftovers, so if you are meal prepping, or are on the Whole 30 diet, you can mix these into your breakfasts, lunches, or dinners throughout the week. Enjoy 🙂

Ingredients for the Patties

  • 1/2 organic zucchini – sliced
  • 2 carrots, pealed 
  • 1 cup of organic riced cauliflower
  • 1 cup of broccoli
  • 2 T minced garlic
  • 1/8 cup of goat cheese
  • A dash of pink himalyan salt
  • A small handful of cilantro
  • 1/4 – 1/3 cup of salsa verde (I recommend Trader Joe’s brand)
  • 1 organic egg

Ingredients for the Sauce

  • 2 T greek yogurt
  • 3 T salsa verde

Directions

  1. Steam your zucchini, broccoli, cauliflower and carrots until half way cooked through
  2. Place the garlic, goat cheese, salt, cilantro, and salsa verde into your food processor
  3. Blend until smooth
  4. Add in the steamed veggies and blend until they are chopped finely
  5. Add in the egg; blend
  6. Place avocado oil onto a nonstick pan on the stove
  7. Form your patties onto the pan – mine were about two big scoops of the mixture – make sure they are thick enough or they won’t flip well
  8. Cook patties for about 5 minutes on each side or until lightly golden brown
  9. Note: if you don’t let them cook long enough, they will crumble when you try to take them off. Making sure they are thick and cooked through is key!
  10. For the sauce, mix the greek yogurt and salsa verde together (add more salsa verde to make it more runny) and drizzle over your cakes
  11. Enjoy 🙂

 

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