Mini Vegetable Patties

Another way to get your kinds to eat vegetables.  If something looks deepfried and does not resemble vegetables, I have a feeling kids or even adults who behave like kids will eat it.  The beauty of this recipe is you can use any vegetables you like, I used cauliflower, carrots, turnips and beets.


1 lb of frozen carrots and cauliflower

1 14oz can of beets.

Frozen, pureed turnips ( southland brand)

1/4 cup finely ground almonds

olive oil, salt, pepper, cumin and coriander–use accordingly.


In a blender, blend together all the vegetables, you might need to add some water to get the blender moving but the idea is that the whole vegetables will look like smushed baby food.

Pour the blended vegetable in a pot and cook it with salt, pepper, cumin and coriander, till all the water evaporates and the vegetables turn into a thick spreadable paste.  During this process, if the blend starts to stick to the bottom of the pan, add a little bit of olive oil and stir and scrape the bottom of the pan.

Cook till dry and has the consistency of thick peanut butter.

Let the mixture cool and in the meantime preheat the oven to 375F.

Once the mixture is cool, stir in the almonds and shape into mini patties.

Bake the patties till golden brown for about 20 mins.

Serve warm, with a side salad, or turn it into mini veggie sliders !



11 thoughts on “Mini Vegetable Patties”

  1. So how did it taste? I must admit, I am vegetarian, but I don’t know about this one. Was it better than it looks? Please don’t take my comment the wrong way. Just asking.


    1. it tasted really good ! I used a lot of spices which balanced with the natural sweetness of the carrots and the beets. The cauliflower and turnips added body to it and the nuts gave it a rich aftertaste. I am sorry if it looks unappealing but you should probably try it.


      1. OK, I will try anything once. I will put that on my list of things to try. Honestly, I love all the ingredients so it could not possibly be bad. 🙂


  2. I was laughing when you said this was a great way to get your kids to eat vegetables & then really appreciated how you added “or adults who act like kids”. My husband thinks vegetables will hurt him. I could definitely trick him with this one.


  3. I think these look great. I am vegetarian and my husband is sure that all vegetables are poisonous. If he eats a leaf of lettuce I have to praise him all evening! 🙂 This is definitely something I will be trying!Thanks


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