Sweet Potato and Quinoa Patties with Curry Sauce #RecipeRedux

Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, sweet potato and quinoa patties with curry dipping sauce will be a fabulous addition to your dinner table. Bonus – they’re vegetarian!

Sweet Potato and Quinoa Patties with Curry Dipping Sauce // @HealthyDelish

Do you ever see a recipe that you really want to make, even though you don’t actually think you’ll like it? Way back in January, I saw these tuna and broccoli quinoa fritters and my stomach immediately growled – despite the fact that the only way I’ll eat warm tuna is in tomato sauce and I’m not the biggest fan of broccoli. Anyway, they’ve been tugging at the back of my mind ever since.

Then I saw that the theme of this month’s Recipe ReDux was patties and I knew I wanted to put my own spin on them. My sweet potato and quinoa patties basically ended up nothing like the other patties at all, but they were definitely inspired by them. I left out the tuna, added farro for texture and sweet potato for flavor, and swapped the broccoli for spinach and cilantro. Then I made a to die for creamy curry dipping sauce to go along with them. They were so perfect – exactly the kind of wholesome, nourishing food that I love so much, but don’t make nearly often enough.

Sweet Potato and Quinoa Patties with Curry Dipping Sauce // @HealthyDelish

So, what’s this Recipe ReDux thing? It’s a monthly blogging group event focused on healthy food that was founded a while back by two dietitians. The groups slogan is “because every healthy recipe deserves to be delicious.” Um, how was I not a part of this already?! That’s my philosophy to a T so after following the monthly posts for over a year, I finally decided to dip my toe in. I’m so excited to be participating for the first time this month, and I’m definitely looking forward to the healthy inspiration throughout the year.

Sweet Potato and Quinoa Patties with Curry Dipping Sauce // @HealthyDelish

Sweet Potato and Quinoa Patties with Curry Sauce
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Serves: 4
  • ¼ cup uncooked quinoa
  • ¼ cup uncooked farro
  • 3 teaspoons coconut oil, divided
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 cups baby spinach, chopped
  • 1 cup grated sweet potato (about 1 medium potato)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • ¾ cup Gold Medal® whole white wheat flour
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 6 ounces lowfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon Madras curry powder
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice
  • lime wedges, for serving
  1. Add the quinoa, farro, and 1½ cups of water to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat 1 teaspoon coconut oil in a medium skillet. Add the shallot and garlic and cook 1-2 minutes, or until softened. Add the spinach and cook 3-4 minutes, or until wilted.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine the cooked quinoa and farro, spinach, sweet potato, cilantro, and flour. Mix in the eggs and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Heat the remaining coconut oil in your skillet until it shimmers. Scoop ¾ cup of batter into the pan; use the back of a spatula to press it into a patty shape. Cook 2-3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Let drain on a paper towel. Repeat with remaining batter.
  5. To make the dipping sauce, combine the yogurt, curry powder, and lime juice. Season with salt.
  6. Serve the sweet potato and quinoa patties with curry sauce and lime wedges.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 305 Fat: 7.2 Carbohydrates: 45.2 Fiber: 7.1 Protein: 15.0



  1. Yay for sweet potato and quinoa patties! Love your savory take on ‘em :)

  2. Boy do these sound good. Patties always win! :D

  3. Hi Lauren,
    LOVE your spin on these, and your photos! Beautiful! ;)

    • Lauren Keating says:

      Thanks – so glad you approve! I seriously couldn’t get your tuna patties out of my head! There was just something about them…

  4. Quinoa, sweet potato & curry – great minds think alike ;) Love the dipping sauce idea.

  5. How many patties does this make? Is it 305 calories a pattie, per serving, or for the whole thing?

    • Calories are per serving. The whole recipe serves 4. It made 12 patties in total, but that number might vary a little depending on how big/small you make them.

  6. YES! Every healthy recipe DOES deserves to be delicious!! These patties look so good!

  7. These look amazing and the dipping sauce always makes everything taste better for sure.

  8. Sounds delicious! I’ve got a sweet potato just waiting to be used!

  9. I’m visiting my vegetarian daughters right now so this is perfect timing! Definitely want to try these beautiful patties, Lauren.

  10. These look so delicious and I love the curry sauce. The combination of sweet potato and quinoa imakes a perfect patty for this month’s theme.

  11. They look amazing! I’m very keen to try these once I have access to a kitchen, haha

  12. I’m pretty sure I could not be more excited about these!! I love how they strayed pretty far from the original, yet ended up probably being even MORE delicious. And welcome to Recipe Redux! It’s so much fun and really pushes you to get healthy-creative. :P

  13. Welcome aboard ReDux! Ever since meeting you at EWR and following your blog, I was secretly hoping you’d join :) Love everything going on in these patties – will have to make them for my sister and mom as they are both vegetarian.

  14. These sound so amazing, can’t wait to try!

  15. Have to be honest, the curry really sealed the deal on this recipe for me. Curry with sweet potatoes is just about the best.

  16. wowzers lovin this – can I have extra dipping sauce please ; )

  17. I just love all of those flavors on their own, I can only imagine how delicious they taste together!

  18. What a lovely combination of grains and flavors.

  19. Oh this sounds so good love the idea of combining sweet potatoes and quinoa!

  20. This is the kind of dish I absolutely love, and I can’t wait to make these – they sounding like the perfect Sunday supper to me.

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