Dinner

healthy tuna cauliflower patties

December 5, 2014

tuna cauliflower patty recipeEasy dinners are my fave.

I’ve recently gotten into this pattern where I rush home from work, immediately go into the kitchen and start prepping dinner. Then let it finish baking or boiling or whatever, while I change into sweats and shower or read or catch up on my stories (tv shows). This has become a fairly productive post-work schedule, especially since I have been STARVING for the past week. Like, I seriously can’t get enough food. Which is odd since I’m taking this last part of the week off from working out (my body has felt sleepy and weak). Anyone else ever experience this? I have no clue what’s going on.

Anyway, I love these patties because they are mainly vegetable (cauliflower) so I don’t feel too guilty for having, like, five.

Pardon the bad photography, but it’s been dark and foggy and icky around here today and yesterday. I love Chicago, but this pre-winter(ish) vibe is kind of a bummer.

So this recipe comes tweaked from pescetarian.kitchen.Β Which, I already saw linked out on Instagram, but somehow cannot find their instagram handle. However, their blog is bomb. Highly recommend.

Any who, when I first tried this recipe, I did not use tuna. But Ryan was like, “Um…we should add tuna to this!” because, …he’s obsessed with any sort of protein. Additionally, I originally split the batch to make half with goat cheese and half with cheddar cheese for Ryan. But last night, I was a tad lazy (come on! I’m trying to finish season 3 of The Killing!) and just did shredded cheddar. But I just wanted to to throw out I’ve tried goat cheese and is is muy delicioso.

cauliflower patties on arugula | midwestlovefest.comI also topped a few on arugula for a leftover-lunch salad and it was ah-maze. Otherwise, they are also delicious by themselves, with a little side of ketchup.

One quick note: I’m convinced my oven doesn’t heat properly. I don’t know if this is something I convinced myself of or if it’s actually true, but I wanted to throw it out there so you know to monitor your little cakes.

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Healthy tuna cauliflower patties, adapted from the pescetarian kitchen.
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Recipe type: Dinner
Serves: 24 patties
Ingredients
  • 5 oz can of tuna (or more, if you prefer)
  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tsp pepper (or less, if you want it slightly less spicy)
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • olive oil spray
Instructions
  1. Preheat an oven to 400ΒΊ.
  2. Spray a muffin tin with olive oil spray. Make sure to get into each individual container, to help the patties come out easier later.
  3. Chop up the head of cauliflower and blend in a food processor.
  4. Once the cauliflower is mashed up, place in a bowl and add eggs, tuna, cheese, pepper and salt.
  5. Place a big spoonful of the mix into each container.
  6. Bake for 35 minutes, or until patties are solid enough to come out in one piece (usually when the tops are a nice golden brown).
  7. Enjoy with ketchup or on a bed of arugula!

Enjoy! And don’t forget to enter the TOMS giveaway!

Have a great weekend!

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