There's no better way to get your veggies than by adding them to cheesy golden fritters, gently fried for a gorgeous finish. With an extra dose of goodness from the robust side salad and a drizzle of delicious herby mayonnaise, this is a colourful garden medley that you'll love!
mixed salad leaves
dill & parsley mayonnaise(ContainsEggsMay be presentTree Nuts)
pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
Preheat the oven to 220°C/200°C fanforced. Cut the kumara (unpeeled) into 1cm chunks. Place the kumara, a drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper on an oven tray lined with baking paper. Toss to coat, then roast until tender, 20-25 minutes. TIP: Cut the kumara to the correct size so it cooks in the allocated time.
While the kumara is roasting, grate the courgette. Squeeze the excess moisture out of the courgette with your hands or a tea towel. Grate the carrot (unpeeled). Grate the Cheddar cheese. Thinly slice the spring onion. Finely chop the parsley. Heat a large frying pan over a medium-high heat. Add the pumpkin seeds and toast, stirring, until browned, 3-4 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs. Add the courgette, carrot, spring onion, parsley and grated Cheddar cheese and stir well to combine. Add the plain flour, the salt and a pinch of pepper. Mix well to combine. TIP: Lift out some of the mixture with a spoon, if it's too wet and doesn't hold its shape, add a little more flour!
Return the frying pan to a medium-high heat and add enough olive oil to coat the base. When the oil is hot, add 1/4 cup of the fritter mixture and flatten with a spatula. Repeat with the remaining mixture. Cook until golden, 3-4 minutes each side. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel. TIP: If your pan is getting crowded, cook in batches for the best results. Don’t flip too early to ensure the fritters have time to set and add extra oil as needed.
Finely chop the tomato. Cut the lemon into wedges. In a medium bowl, combine the honey, olive oil (1 1/2 tbs for 2 people / 3 tbs for 4 people) and a small squeeze of lemon juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add the tomato, roasted kumara, mixed salad leaves and toasted pumpkin seeds to the bowl and toss to coat.
Divide the salad and fritters between plates. Serve with the dill & parsley mayonnaise and the remaining lemon wedges.