Pea Fritters with Mint Cream Sauce

Pea Fritters | chocolateandcarrots.com

Don’t stop reading after you see the title of this recipe, pretty please. I know it may not sound very appetizing to some, just keep an open mind. You’ll see!

First of all, these pea fritters are full of amazing vegetables:

  • peas – antioxidants & anti-inflammatory*
  • spinach – anti-cancer & bone health*
  • onion – cardiovascular benefits & bone health*

and given the chance to really shine with these seasonings:

  • garlic – cardiovascular benefits, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial & anti-cancer*
  • cumin- iron & good digestion*
  • salt – just delicious
  • pepper – good digestion*

turning them into delicious little fritters!

Pea Fritters | chocolateandcarrots.com

You could enjoy these fritters like little pancakes and cover them with the refreshing mint sauce or place them in a bun and eat them like a veggie burger! They’re great for snacking, appetizers or your main meal, too.

See, aren’t you glad you gave them a chance?

Pea Fritters | chocolateandcarrots.com

Pea Fritters

adapted from Healthy Recipes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup fat free sour cream or greek yogurt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup chopped spinach
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Olive oil cooking spray

How-To

  1. Cook the frozen peas in 2 cups of boiling water for 3 minutes. Drain and let cool for 5 minutes.
  2. Blend or process the peas and remaining ingredients (except for the olive oil cooking spray) until smooth.
  3. Scoop even sized amounts of the batter onto a preheated griddle on medium heat until browned on both sides and cooked through.

Note: I placed my fritters on a baking sheet and kept them in a 350°F oven for 15 minutes while the remainder of the meal cooked, so they were nice and hot. But, just use your best judgement.

Mint Cream Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh mint
  • 1/8 teaspoon cumin
  • salt and pepper, to taste

How-To

  1. Stir the ingredients together and serve with the pea fritters.
*Nutrition information from Whole Foods

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13 comments

  1. Caroline, these look like the solution to my problems. Lucy’s always been a great eater but recently has not been interested in vegetables, even peas. She does love veggie-burgers, and these would be a hit! Can’t wait to try them – thank you!!

    1. I bet she’ll love them! Liam couldn’t get enough…speaking of which, I probably should make them again! 😀 I hope you and Lucy like them!

  2. I’m so excited about these for my picky little eaters! Gonna try this tonight! Can the batter be saved in the fridge and used multiple times?

    1. I would think the batter could be easily saved. Either that or you can make the whole batch and freeze the leftovers for another day.

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