These flavour packed patties are staples in my freezer and is one of Tor’s favourite meals. I’ll often make a double batch and serve them with whatever meat or fish I’m cooking for dinner. They taste amazing with corn guacamole but pair well with most dips such as hummus and cucumber yoghurt.
Makes 8-10 cakes
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 40 minutes
- 3 large organic sweet potatoes cut into 2cm cubes
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp smoky paprika
- 1 clove garlic, chopped
- 1 tbsp tahini (I use Pureharvest Organic Tahini)
- ½ cup almond meal (or breadcrumbs)
- 1 tbsp arrowroot flour
- ½ cup chopped baby spinach
- ½ cup herbs such as chives, parsley or coriander
- Tbsp sesame seeds
Cheesy corn guacamole
- 1 organic avocado
- 2 sprigs spring onion, finely chopped
- 1 ear corn
- ½ clove garlic, finely chopped (optional)
- 2 tsp lime juice
- 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
Preheat oven to 200C. Place cubed sweet potato into a stovetop steamer and cook for 15 minutes or until softened.
Place cooked sweet potato into a large bowl and roughly mash with a fork. Allow to cook slightly. Add cumin, paprika, garlic, tahini, spinach, herbs and almond meal to the bowl and stir until well combined.
Form mixture into palm sized patties and lightly dust with arrowroot flour before placing on a baking paper-lined tray.
Drizzle with olive oil and bake for 20-25 minutes or until patties are golden brown. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
For the guacamole cook corn in a saucepan of boiling water for 3 minutes, allow to cool, then slice kernels off ear. Place corn, avocado, spring onion, garlic, yeast and lime juice in a bowl. Stir to combine and serve immediately.
About Elle Halliwell
Elle Halliwell is an Australian journalist, speaker and author whose mission is to inspire others to live their best lives. Having fostered a successful career as one of the country’s favourite showbiz and fashion commentators – reporting beauty, style and celebrity news via the likes of The Daily and Sunday Telegraph, Nova Entertainment and Channel 9. In 2016 at the age of 32 Elle’s life changed forever when she was diagnosed with a rare blood cancer (chronic myeloid leukaemia) and discovered she was pregnant with her first child within the space of 48 hours. She documented her unimaginable choice – whether to terminate the pregnancy for a better chance of survival – or have the baby and risk losing her own life – in her book A Mother’s Choice. She chose to go through with the pregnancy and gave birth to a healthy baby boy.
Elle’s health battle sparked a passion for raising awareness of rare blood cancers and she is currently working with charities including The Cancer Council and the Leukaemia Foundation, as well as delivering inspiring keynote talks at schools and corporate events around the country covering topics such as overcoming adversity, managing anxiety, healthy living and the joys and complexities of motherhood. Health and wellbeing have always been a passion of Elle’s and she is now a certified health coach and currently completing an Advanced Diploma of Integrative Natural Health (naturopathy) at Nature Care College.