- 100g sesame seeds, for coating
For the patties
- 140g raw beetroot, coarsely grated
A favourite in 1970s British salads (cooked and pickled in vinegar), beetroot is a root…
- 140g peeled and coarsely grated apple
Grown in temperate regions, apples are one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits. There are…
- 100g feta, coarsely grated
A creamy soft white cheese with an ancient history - nomadic tribes who needed to preserve the…
- 2 spring onions, very finely chopped
Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…
- 50g gluten-free oat
- 1 large egg
The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…
- 2 tsp ground cumin
- 1 heaped tsp turmeric
Turmeric is a fragrant, bright golden-yellow root that is most commonly seen and used dried and…
For the avocado dip
- 1 large ripe avocado
Although it's technically a fruit, the mild-flavoured avocado is used as a vegetable. Native…
- 8 tbsp pro-biotic live Greek yogurt, or goat’s or cow’s milk
- 1 small garlic clove
- juice ½ lemon
Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…
Whizz the ingredients for the dip together in a food processor until smooth and glossy. Chill until ready to serve.
Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6 and line a baking tray with baking parchment. In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients for the patties together with a large spatula until well blended. Form the mixture into 12 round patty shapes, roughly 6cm wide, by pressing together between your palms. They will feel wet, but this helps to keep them moist during baking.
Put the sesame seeds in a bowl and coat the patties. Lay each patty on the baking tray and bake for 20 mins or until firm to the touch and lightly golden, then serve with the dip.
Nutritional benefitsFull of vitamins and minerals, beetroot is packed with powerful antioxidants – and the leaves are good to eat too.It also contains iron, and can help to reduce blood pressure, increase stamina and combat heart disease. Turmeric contains medicinal compounds called curcuminoids, which are strong antioxidants and good for soothing inflammation. It is more easily absorbed with fat and black pepper. Sesame seeds are an important source of nutrients such as omega-6 fatty acids, flavonoid antioxidants and vitamins.