Guys, have I got a delicious meatless Monday recipe for you! These Greek spinach patties are a terrific vegetarian meal for the family-light and flavourful, satisfying, and gluten-free.
Much like a traditional burger (when cooked properly) they are crispy on the outside (I like to sauté them in extra virgin olive oil for extra crispiness), moist and soft on the inside, and they don’t fall apart when cooked-despite the fact that they are made with gluten-free breadcrumbs. These Greek spinach patties are so easy to prepare and require only a few ingredients (most of which are probably stocked in your fridge and pantry right now) to make-fresh spinach, eggs, breadcrumbs, feta, dill, garlic, and onion.
Short list of ingredients, yes. Lacklustre, bland, and boring, no! Did I mention they only take about 15 minutes to make? Take that 30-minute meal! These patties defy quick dinner prep odds. Simply sauté some fresh spinach while you chop the garlic and onion, whisk the eggs, and heat some olive oil in a frying pan. Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl, form patties with your hands as you would a regular burger, and you’ve got yourself a 15-minute meal. But don’t stop there.
Transform this simple, easy-to-eat finger food into dinner party-worthy gourmet burgers by stuffing these Greek spinach patties into hamburger buns, and topping them with some sautéed mushrooms and onions.
Despite their usual disgust for anything green as of late, and coincidentally their drawn our veggie hiatus, these Greek spinach patties were surprisingly a hit with the kids. These were served with a rich and creamy lemon dill Greek yogurt dipping sauce-which they happen to love so I knew it would help my case. Truthfully, I’m quite certain that the addition of the dipping sauce on their plates had more than what I’d like to admit with their willingness to give these a try. Now, in my defence, while they might have started off with a yogurt to spinach patty ratio of 3:1, once the yogurt was quickly consumed, they continued to eat the patties (*gasp) on their own.
The best part? No suspicious looks, no facial contortions, and no whining! We love no whining at dinner time, don’t we?! Here’s my son anxiously waiting for his dinner. Not only is he photo-bombing my food photography shoot, he has a smile on his face. Now, is this the face of a child who just tasted a spinach burger and thought is was revolting?!
If you try this recipe (and love it!) be sure to snap a pic and tag me onInstagram with #bitesforfoodies so I can see your creation!