Those searching for the perfect appetizer idea will find exactly that in these Mediterranean Vegetable Cakes. Their light ingredients will pair well with any main dish allowing for your guests to thoroughly enjoy the menu you’re planning without feeling too full. This Paleo appetizer works well as a brunch menu addition, as well. If you have an egg allergy, use finely minced shrimp as a substitution.
|2||tablespoon(s)||olive oil, divided|
|1||small||onion(s), yellow, finely diced|
|2||medium||garlic clove(s), minced|
|1/4||cup(s)||tomatoes, sun-dried, finely diced|
|1/4||cup(s)||olive(s), kalamata, finely diced|
|1/4||cup(s)||artichoke hearts, finely diced|
|2||large||egg(s), beaten or lightly whisked|
|1/4||teaspoon(s)||black pepper, freshly ground|
- Heat half of olive oil in a heavy skillet over medium heat. When oil is hot, add onion and cook until soft, stirring frequently (about 3-5 minutes). Add garlic, and cook for another minute.
- Add spinach and stir until wilted. Turn off heat and transfer mixture to a large bowl.
- Add parsnips, oregano, sun dried tomatoes, olives, artichokes, egg, almond flour, sea salt and black pepper, and stir to combine completely.
- Quarter mixture and form into 4 small cakes.
- Heat remaining olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. When pan is hot (make sure it sizzles), place cakes in the pan and fry 5-7 minutes on each side, or until browned and crispy.
- Serve hot. Pair with Olive Tapenade or Mojo Verde for an excellent appetizer.