There's no better way to get your veggies than by adding them to cheesy golden fritters, gently pan-fried for a gorgeous finish. With an extra dose of goodness from the robust side salad and a drizzle of delicious herby mayo, this is a colourful garden medley that you'll love!
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pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
shredded Cheddar cheese(ContainsMilk)
dill & parsley mayonnaise(ContainsEggs)
vinegar (white wine or red wine)
Preheat the oven to 220°C/200°C fan-forced. Cut the kumara and beetroot (both unpeeled) into 1cm chunks. Place the kumara, beetroot and a drizzle of olive oil on an oven tray lined with baking paper. Season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat, then roast until tender, 20-25 minutes. TIP: Beetroot stays firm when cooked. It's done when you can pierce it with a fork. TIP: Cut the veggies to size so they cook in time.
While the veggies are roasting, grate the courgette, then squeeze out the excess moisture with your hands or a clean tea towel. Grate the carrot (unpeeled). Thinly slice the spring onion. Finely chop the chives. Heat a large frying pan over a medium-high heat. Add the pumpkin seeds and toast, tossing, until browned, 3-4 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs with a fork. Add the courgette, carrot, spring onion, chives and shredded Cheddar cheese and stir well to combine. Add the plain flour and the salt, then season with 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 with enough olive oil to coat the base of the pan. When the oil is hot, add 1/4 cup of the fritter mixture and flatten with a spatula. Repeat with the remaining fritter mixture without crowding the pan. Cook, in batches, until golden, 3-4 minutes each side. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel.
TIP: Add extra oil between batches as needed.
TIP: Don’t flip too early to ensure the fritters have time to set.
In a medium bowl, combine the honey, olive oil (4 tsp for 2 people / 2 1/2 tbs for 4 people) and the vinegar. Season to taste. Add the roasted veggies, mixed salad leaves and toasted pumpkin seeds and toss to coat.
Divide the roasted kumara salad between plates. Top with the cheesy courgette and carrot fritters. Serve with the dill & parsley mayonnaise.