Roast fennel and pine nut patties

Roast fennel and pine nut patties

Roast fennel and pine nut patties

These vegetarian patties will leave you feeling light and satisfied; they have a wonderfully crispy texture on the outside whilst staying moist on the inside.

SERVES:  12 patties PREP TIME:  10 mins COOK TIME:  60 mins (plus approx. 30 mins to allow the fennel to cool)


  • 4 large fennel bulbs trimmed and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 fresh green chilli, deseeded
  • 50g fresh parsley
  • 100g pine nuts
  • 50g pumpkins seeds
  • 2 large egg whites


  1. Preheat the oven to 180˚C.
  2. Place the chopped fennel onto a baking tray and mix with the olive oil and ground pepper, roast for 30 minutes.
  3. Whilst the fennel cooks, finely chop the chilli and parsley stalks and set aside, keeping the parsley leaves for the garnish.
  4. Take the fennel out of the oven and sprinkle with the pine nuts and pumpkins seeds; place back in the oven for 10 minutes, remove and leave to cool.
  5. Add all the ingredients including the egg whites to the food processor and pulse several times until combined but still quite chunky.
  6. Place parchment paper on a baking tray and with a spoon, dollop the mixture into approximately 12 patties, or more depending on preferred size.
  7. Lightly sprinkle the patties with olive oil and return to the oven for a further 20 minutes, or until the patties are golden and crisp.
  8. Serve garnished with the finely chopped parsley leaves previously set aside.

Inspiration and top tips

  • Super versatile, these patties can be adapted endlessly … zazz them up with garlic, chopped shallots, basil and/or chives.
  • For a more fragrant flavour, use coriander instead of parsley.
  • If there is a nut allergy, simply substitute pine nuts for more pumpkin and/or sunflower seeds.

Dietary Requirements 

Gluten Free  |  Dairy Free  |  Sugar Free  |  Yeast Free  |  Soy Free  |  Egg Free  |  Vegetarian

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