Broccoli and Quinoa Bites

1 small head of broccoli

100g quinoa

2garlic cloves, crushed

Juice of ½ lemon

1 tablespoon olive oil, plus extra for frying

1 tablespoon nutritional yeast optional

2 heaped of tablespoon flour

Sea salt and black pepper

Bring a large saucepan of water to boil. Roughly chop the broccoli including some of the stalk, add to the pan and gently simmer until very soft. Drain and set aside to cool slightly.

Method

2. Cover the quinoa with 1 cup of water in a saucepan, bring to boil, cover, then reduce to simmer until all the water has been fully absorbed. 3. Finely chopped broccoli until there is no large pieces left. Combine the broccoli with the cooked quinoa, garlic, lemon juice, oil and some season, once fully combined, sprinkle over the nutritional yeast, if using, and flour, mix until the mixture begins to come together and can be easily form into small patties. 4.Heat a tablespoon or so of oil in a heavy based non-stick frying pan. Ensure the oil is not too hot or your patties may disintegrate, a medium heat is best. Take a heap tablespoon of shape into patty, flattening slightly between your palms. Gently fry each patty for 5-7 minutes until golden on both sides. Keep warm in a low oven until all the mixture is used. 5.Serve with side of spicy mayo and if liked baby leaf salad.

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