Vegetarian Patties with Tzatziki Sauce

13 Reviews
91% would make this recipe again

This recipe recalls the "falafel", however it does not contain chickpeas, nor it is fried. Baking at low-temperature helps preserving the nutrients.

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Preparation : 15 min Cooking : 45 min
430 calories/serving


1 cup sunflower seeds 130 g
1/4 cup sesame seeds 40 g
1 tbsp flax seeds 10 g
1/2 zucchini, grated 65 g
1/2 carrots, grated 50 g
1/2 shallots, finely chopped 20 g
1/4 cup Italian parsley, fresh, finely chopped 22 g
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped 9 g
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 tsp lemon, juiced 1/4 lemon
1/4 tsp turmeric 1 g
1/2 tsp ground cumin 1 g
1 pinch cayenne pepper 0.1 g
1/2 tsp salt 2 g
ground pepper to taste
4 servings Tsatsiki Sauce 2 cup(s)

Before you start

A mill or food processor will be very useful to grind the seeds.


  1. Preheat the oven to 105°C/225°F and lightly oil a baking dish.
  2. Grind the flax seeds, sesame seeds and sunflower seeds.
  3. Prepare the vegetables: Grate the carrot and zucchini; Finely chop the shallot, parsley, cilantro, and garlic.
  4. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients, including the ground seeds. Mix well using your hands.
  5. Form the patties, using 1 tbsp of mixture per patty (about 4-5 patties per serving). Transfer the patties to the previously oiled dish, then cook in the middle of the oven 45 min, turning them once.
  6. Meanwhile, prepare the tsatsiki sauce.
  7. Serve the patties with the tsatsiki suace.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 serving (80 g)


% Daily Value




32 g

49 %

Saturated 4.8 g
+ Trans 0 g

24 %


10 mg


320 mg

14 %


23 g

8 %


7 g

27 %


12 g

Net Carbs

16 g


18 g

Vitamin A

25 %

Vitamin C

20 %


30 %


30 %


This recipe is :
Diet-related health claims  :
Artery-healthy, Bone-healthy, Heart-healthy
Excellent source of  :
Calcium, Copper, Fibre, Folacin, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Zinc
Source of  :
Omega-6, Vitamin C
Low  :
Cholesterol, Saturated Fat, Sodium
Free  :
Added Sugar, Trans Fat


1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Fruits 0
Vegetables 1
Milk and Alternatives 1
Fats 6

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april 24, 2022 | I would make this recipe again

Delicious, I personally liked them crispier so I left them longer in the oven at a higher temperature, they taste amazing, great recipe !

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