I love growing my own food in my garden. It is not an easy task and for sure I am no master at it. We all need to little by little learn the tricks of growing more of our food. Even if you don’t have a garden you can grow your own herbs for cooking. Fresh herbs make a dramatic difference in any recipe. If you only grow basil, oregano, thyme & rosemary you will use them daily and gain from their health benefits tremendously.
This summer we planted yellow squash. The saucer-like ones are so delicious but so was the crooked neck squash. I love yellow squash but get tired of just grilling them or sauteing them as a side dish. I wanted to make them be the star of the show for my dinner last week and so I decided to use them to make a patty. Since Lloyd didn’t grow up being a veggie lover I have to make things taste irresistibly delicious or it won’t win him over.. LOL. And spices make all the difference when you want to add lots of flavors so I decided to pick 3 of our garden squash and go to work on something delicious.
Here is what I came up with and it was so yummy we ate all of them! You have to try them. They are EASY, FAST, and DELICIOUS! d
Vidal’s Summer Squash Cakes Recipe
3 Yellow Squash (crooked neck or saucer)
1/2 cup chickpea flour
1/2 cup of finely chopped onion
1/2 cup of vegan parmesan (my favorite is Violife but Follow Your Heart Parm is good too)
A handful of Cilantro finely chopped (from your herb garden)
Sprigs of garden oregano finely chopped
Sprigs of thyme finely chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
Grate the squash and squeeze them with your hand to try to squeeze out excess water. You can pat with paper towels. Not all water needs to be removed as you need that to mix the flour into the recipe and gel it together. Add to bowl.
Add chickpea flour, onion, parmesan, and all herbs including salt and pepper.
Form into cake-like patties – they will hold together when cooked
My favorite way to cook these is in my Air Fryer as I can use NO OIL, however, you can cook them in cast iron skillet with only a spray of oil
When browned, eat & enjoy plain or topped with tomato sauce or summer tomatoes chopped up and stacked on top. You can change the spices to Mexican flavors and top with avocado for a completely different taste.
NOTE: The browned ones I did in a skillet with one spray of oil and the other ones I cooked in the air fryer. I think I like the ones in the air fryer the best but both are delicious.