Sweet Potato, Kale, and Quinoa Fritters with Zesty Dipping Sauce

Embark on a deliciously healthy journey with these Sweet Potato, Kale, and Quinoa Fritters, a perfect blend of sweet, savory, and nutritious ingredients. These fritters make a fantastic appetizer, a satisfying snack, or a light meal, complete with a zesty dipping sauce that adds a refreshing kick. Follow this recipe to create these delightful fritters that are sure to become a favorite.


For the Fritters:

  • 3 cups sweet potato puree (from 1 large or 2 medium sweet potatoes, steamed and pureed)
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa (red quinoa adds a vibrant color, but any type will do)
  • 2 cups finely chopped kale (Lacinato kale works well, but any flat kale will do)
  • 2 eggs (for a vegan option, use 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed mixed with 3 tablespoons of water)
  • ½ cup panko or breadcrumbs (for gluten-free, use ground oats or almond meal)
  • 3 teaspoons cornstarch (add an extra teaspoon if using almond meal)
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • A good pinch of paprika or smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4-6 tablespoons grapeseed oil, peanut oil, or coconut oil for pan-frying
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For the Dipping Sauce:

  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • A pinch of kosher salt
  • A pinch of black pepper
  • Hot sauce to taste (Sriracha recommended)


  1. Prepare the Fritter Mixture:
    • In a large bowl, combine the sweet potato puree, cooked quinoa, finely chopped kale, eggs (or flaxseed mixture), panko (or alternative), cornstarch, grated ginger, paprika, black pepper, and kosher salt. Mix until well combined.
  2. Form and Fry the Fritters:
    • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. While the oil is heating, form the mixture into patties.
    • Once the oil is hot, carefully place the patties in the skillet. Cook each side for about 3-4 minutes or until golden brown and crispy. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil.
  3. Prepare the Dipping Sauce:
    • In a small bowl, mix together Greek yogurt, grated ginger, salt, pepper, and a dash of your preferred hot sauce. Chill until ready to serve.
  4. Serve:
    • Serve the fritters warm with the chilled dipping sauce on the side.

*Note: For an alternative cooking method, consider baking the fritters at 375°F (190°C) on a lined baking sheet for 20-25 minutes, flipping halfway through, until golden and crispy.

These Sweet Potato, Kale, and Quinoa Fritters are not only a treat to your taste buds but also pack a nutritional punch. Perfect for any occasion, they’re bound to be a hit with both adults and kids. Enjoy the crispy outside, soft inside, and the harmonious blend of flavors that make this dish truly special.