Beautiful beetroot & feta patties

Beautiful beetroot & feta patties

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(27 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 8 mins - 10 mins


Serves 4 - 6
Tasting great and and bringing a vibrant purple to your plate, these beetroot & feta patties will make the perfect lunch or light dinner

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal218
  • fat13g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs16g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre2g
  • protein10g
  • salt1.7g
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  • 200g cooked and peeled beetroot coarsely grated



    A favourite in 1970s British salads (cooked and pickled in vinegar), beetroot is a root…

  • 200g pack feta cheese, crumbled
  • 3 spring onions, finely sliced
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 2 tbsp chopped dill
  • 2 tbsp chopped mint



    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…

  • 2 large eggs, beaten



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

  • 100g fresh breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

to serve

  • 200g pot 0% Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • 4-6 flatbreads
  • salad items such as young beetroot leaves, dill or mint, and sliced cucumber and shallot
  • lemon wedges



    Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…


  1. Pat the beetroot dry with kitchen paper. Tip into a bowl and stir with the feta, spring onions, herbs, eggs and breadcrumbs. Season and shape into 18 patties.

  2. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan, add the patties in batches and cook for 4-5 mins each side until firm and golden. Meanwhile, mix the yogurt with the tahini and 2 tbsp water, and warm the flatbreads (I do this over a gas flame so that they char a little, but it can be done in a microwave or oven instead).

  3. Spread the warm flatbreads with some of the tahini yogurt, then add the salad items. Top with the hot patties, squeeze over some lemon juice, then roll up and eat with your fingers.

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Barney Good Food's picture
Barney Good Food
19th Mar, 2020
Sorry for not getting back to you sooner. We haven't tested this ourselves but there's no reason why they can be reheated in a low oven for 10 mins or until hot to touch.
8th Aug, 2019
This is delicious. I had it with salad and the next day in a sandwich. I used my own beetroot too.
3rd Jul, 2017
Made little ones and baked in a fan oven 180 degrees, brushed with oil, laid them on silicone sheet cooked around 7 minutes each side. I made little buns to put them in. Served cold at a barbeque enjoyed by kids and grown ups.
14th Apr, 2017
Absolutely delicious! I made these as a way of using prefaced beetroot and my daughter loved them. As she prefers not to eat meat this made a healthy alternate source of protein. I've made them several times since and everyone has approved. Great as a starter or light meal.
25th Apr, 2016
Just gorgeous. Even my carnivorous other-half thought they were delicious. Portion size is definitely for 4 people though - they are so tasty that you definitely won't want to try to share them out between 6!
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2nd Oct, 2014
Made these with a slight substitution - 2 tbsp Chia seeds + water in place of the eggs. Held together nonetheless and were delicious! Now to fight the urge to eat the leftovers...
31st Aug, 2014
A delicious, colourful meal. We all had seconds. Made more smaller patties as these fitted in the wrap more easily.
22nd Aug, 2014
OMG......these are simply gorgeous.....forget falafel and the like......give beetroot the credit it deserves! These little beauties could charm me into being a veggie!!
13th Aug, 2014
These were fantastically tasty and quick to make! The herbs make them so fresh and zingy and went great with a simple leafy salad with lemon and olive oil. I also swapped the yoghurt/tahini with a quick yoghurt, cucumber and mint dip. I added more breadcrumbs than recommended so the mixture was not too wet and would fry more easily. The colour is undeniably wonderful, I imagine a good way to get kids to eat veg! Would definitely make again!
15th Mar, 2020
Can these patties be re-heated?
4th Jul, 2019
Can these be frozen?
goodfoodteam's picture
4th Jul, 2019
Thanks for your question. This may affect the texture a little and how well they hold together if frozen and defrosted but it's definitely possible if there are too many to eat in one sitting.
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Chris Mawer
1st Aug, 2018
Can you use cooked, vacuum packed beetroot?
goodfoodteam's picture
3rd Aug, 2018
Thanks for your question. You can use shop-bought cooked and peeled beetroot but not if it's in vinegar.
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