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3 sweet potato fritters stacked on top of each other on a white plate over a white background
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Sweet Potato Fritters with Quinoa & Black Beans

Vegetarian Sweet Potato Fritters are made with quinoa, black beans and spices for even more delicious, healthy benefits. Enjoy these crispy fritters as an appetizer, snack, side dish, or even as the main dish.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Appetizers, Main Dish, Side Dish
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Servings: 8 fritters
Calories: 108kcal


Sweet Potato, Black Bean & Quinoa Fritters


  • Combine the grated sweet potato, mashed black beans, and cooked quinoa in a medium bowl.  
  • Stir in the chili powder, cumin, onion powder, salt, pepper, egg and flour and combine.  
  • Form the fritters into patties of your desired size. 
  • Heat enough oil to cover the bottom of a large skillet over medium heat. Once the oil is hot and sizzles when a sprinkle of water hits it, add the fritters to the pan. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown, then flip and cook another 2-3 minutes on the other side. 
  • Serve as is or with aioli, cilantro lime sauce, guacamole, spicy mayonnaise, cashew dip, or any other dip of your choice, if desired.



Tips and Techniques

  • If the fritter batter is not sticking together at all, gradually add more flour until it does. They will hold together better once cooked.
  • If you’d like your fritters to be a bit spicy, add a pinch of cayenne pepper, crushed red pepper flakes or chipotle chili powder.
  • Store leftover fritters tightly covered in the refrigerator. Use within 3-5 days.
** Nutritional information is an estimate and may vary. It does not include the oil used for frying since this may vary greatly.


Serving: 1fritter | Calories: 108kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 106mg | Potassium: 246mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 5963IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg