Sweet Potato and Quinoa Fritters with Ginger Dipping Sauce


Looking for a delicious and nutritious appetizer that will impress your guests? Look no further than our Sweet Potato and Quinoa Fritters with Ginger Dipping Sauce! These crispy fritters are packed with the goodness of sweet potatoes and quinoa, then served with a tangy ginger dipping sauce that adds an extra layer of flavor. Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or simply craving a tasty snack, these fritters are sure to be a hit. Let’s dive into the recipe and learn how to make them!


For the Fritters:

  • 3 cups of sweet potato puree (from about 1 large or 2 medium sweet potatoes, steamed and pureed)
  • 2 cups cooked red quinoa (for a vibrant color)
  • 2 cups finely chopped Lacinato kale (for its excellent texture and flavor)
  • 2 eggs, or use 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed mixed with 3 tablespoons water for a vegan option
  • ½ cup panko or breadcrumbs; for gluten-free, try ground oats or almond meal
  • 3 to 4 teaspoons cornstarch (use 4 if you’re using almond meal to help bind)
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger, adding a warm, spicy flavor
  • A pinch of smoked paprika for a touch of smokiness
  • 1 teaspoon each freshly ground black pepper and kosher salt for seasoning
  • 4-6 tablespoons of a neutral oil like grapeseed, peanut, or coconut for frying

For the Dipping Sauce:

  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt for a creamy, tangy base
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger, complementing the fritters
  • A pinch each of kosher salt and black pepper for seasoning
  • Hot sauce to taste, Sriracha preferred for a lively kick


Making the Fritter Mixture:

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine all fritter ingredients except the oil. Stir until well mixed.
  • Forming and Frying the Fritters: 2. Heat your chosen oil in a skillet over medium heat. Form the mixture into patties and fry each side for 3-4 minutes until golden brown. Drain on paper towels for optimal crispiness.
  • Preparing the Dipping Sauce: 3. In a small bowl, whisk together all the sauce ingredients. Refrigerate to let the flavors blend.
  • Serving the Dish: 4. Serve the fritters warm with the chilled dipping sauce on the side, creating a perfect balance of warm and cool, spicy and tangy flavors.

Alternative Cooking Method:

  • If you prefer baking, place the fritters on a lined baking sheet and bake at 375°F (190°C) for 20-25 minutes, flipping halfway, until golden.

Preparation Time:

  • Prep: 30 minutes | Cook: 10 minutes | Total: 40 minutes | Servings: 4


  1. Serve the Sweet Potato and Quinoa Fritters immediately after frying for the best texture and flavor.
  2. Arrange the fritters on a platter and garnish with sesame seeds and additional sliced green onions for a visually appealing presentation.
  3. Place a small bowl of the Ginger Dipping Sauce in the center of the platter or serve it in individual dipping bowls alongside the fritters for easy access.
  4. Encourage guests to enjoy the fritters while they’re still warm and crispy for the ultimate culinary experience.
  5. Consider pairing the fritters with additional condiments such as sriracha mayo or tzatziki sauce for variety and added flavor.


  1. Store any leftover Sweet Potato and Quinoa Fritters in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days.
  2. To reheat the fritters, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until heated through and crispy.
  3. Alternatively, you can reheat the fritters in a skillet over medium heat with a little bit of oil until warmed through and crispy.
  4. Avoid microwaving the fritters as they may become soggy.
  5. If you anticipate having leftovers, consider frying only the amount of fritters you plan to consume and store the remaining uncooked mixture in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Cook them fresh when ready to enjoy for optimal taste and texture.


  1. Can I use pre-cooked quinoa for this recipe? Absolutely! Using pre-cooked quinoa can save time. Just ensure it’s cooled before mixing with other ingredients.
  2. Can I make the fritter mixture ahead of time? Yes, you can prepare the mixture in advance and store it in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Shape and fry the fritters when ready to serve.
  3. Is there a gluten-free alternative to breadcrumbs for this recipe? Yes, you can use gluten-free breadcrumbs or crushed gluten-free crackers as a substitute for regular breadcrumbs to make the recipe gluten-free.
  4. Can I bake the fritters instead of frying them? While frying gives the fritters a crispy exterior, you can bake them in the oven at 375°F (190°C) for about 20-25 minutes, flipping halfway through, for a healthier alternative.
  5. Can I freeze the cooked fritters? Yes, you can freeze the cooked fritters. Allow them to cool completely, then arrange them in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze until firm. Transfer them to a freezer-safe bag or container and store for up to 2 months. Reheat in the oven or skillet until heated through.


With their crispy exterior and flavorful interior, our Sweet Potato and Quinoa Fritters are sure to be a crowd-pleaser at your next gathering. Paired with the zesty Ginger Dipping Sauce, they make for a delicious and nutritious appetizer that will leave everyone asking for more. Follow our easy recipe and treat your taste buds to a burst of flavor today!

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