Square One Pea and Spinach Fritters

Only have 10 minutes to spare but want a delicious, nutrient dense meal of real food? 

Know your Nutrients

Where to start! Peas, peas, glorious peas! Loaded with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients these little superstars are a great source of Vitamin A, K + folate, fibre and are packed with protein as well as iron for energy metabolism. Ricotta and eggs are both a great source of protein. Protein stimulates the production of your growth hormone which is responsible for bone and muscle strength, something that decreases as we age. Studies show that overweight people have lower-than-normal levels of growth hormone in their body, which may make it harder for them to lose weight as growth hormone can promote fat burning in the body. HGH can be increased naturally by a quality protein- and vegetable-rich diet, getting quality sleep and enjoying regular exercise. Win win!

Ingredients

  • 600 g green peas (fresh or frozen)
  • 4 Tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
  • 4 organic  / free range eggs
  • zest 2 lemons
  • 300g ricotta 
  • 3 Tablespoons almond meal, or other gluten free flour of your choice
  • 300g chopped spinach
  • 1 teaspoon gluten free baking powder
  • Pinch of sea salt and pepper

Method

Place your peas and spinach in a food processor and mix to a course but not pureed consistency. 

Combine the smashed pea and spinach mix into a bowl with parsley, egg, lemon zest, almond meal and baking powder. 

Season with salt and pepper then taste to check.

Add the ricotta last, mixing it through the pea fritter batter leaving a few chunks. 

Heat a pan over a low heat with a little olive oil.

Cook spoonfuls of pea fritter mixture on a low heat on each side until golden and cooked through.

Serve with a squeeze of lemon, fresh full fat yoghurt or feta and enjoy.