Pea, Mint and Feta Fritters with Yogurt Mint Dipping Sauce (Gluten-Free, Grain-Free)

Golden on the outside, bright green and tender on the inside, these easy sweet pea fritters with yogurt sauce make a delicious snack or appetizer.

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I am of the firm belief that peas and mint much like berries and cream are one of those food matches made in heaven.  If you are in agreement with me, I suggest you grab yourself some of each and make these bite-sized fritters.

These pea fritters are little packages of green goodness that thankfully come together rather quickly.  They’re loaded with fresh mint, lemon and feta which give them a fresh, bright taste.

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Tender, mildly sweet peas are quickly blanched and join some freshly chopped mint, green onions and a bit of grated lemon zest for an added citrus-y zip.

I toss it all into a fritter batter made of coconut flour, eggs and feta with a touch of salt and pepper then let it rest for a few minutes before it meets the oil.

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Heaping spoonfuls are then quickly pan fried until lightly golden and crusty on the outside.  The centers remain soft and tender while the exteriors caramelize and becoming slightly browned and crisp.

Served warm from the pan with a tangy yogurt-mint sauce for dipping, each bite bursts with zippy spring flavors.  But I think the feta is what really sets these fritters apart; it melts ever so slightly into the light green batter as it cooks, adding a salty creaminess to every bite.

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Make them bite-sized and serve them as an appetizer or as a light meal with a side salad and watch them disappear.

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Pea, Mint and Feta Fritters with Yogurt Mint Dipping Sauce (Gluten-Free, Grain-Free)

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: makes about 18 small fritters

Serving Size: Serves 4 to 6

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These easy gluten-free pea fritters make for a delicious snack or appetizer. They are golden on the outside, bright green and tender on the inside.

Ingredients

    For the Yogurt Sauce:
  • ½ cup/ 120 ml thick Greek or strained plain yogurt
  • 1 Tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh mint, finely chopped
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Extra virgin olive oil for drizzling
  • For the Pea Fritters:
  • 2 cup/260 g fresh or thawed frozen green peas
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 green onions (or one medium shallot), white and light green parts thinly sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh mint leaves, coarsely chopped
  • The zest from half of an unwaxed or organic lemon, finely grated
  • 2 oz/ 56g sheep’s milk feta
  • ¼ cup /28 g coconut flour, sifted
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground pepper
  • Coconut oil for frying

Instructions

  1. Make the Yogurt Sauce:
  2. Whisk all ingredients in a small bowl until smooth. Season to taste with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper and drizzle with olive oil.
  3. Refrigerate until needed. (Can be made ahead of time)
  4. Make the Pea Fritters:
  5. Cook peas in a large saucepan of boiling salted water until just tender (about 3-4 minutes).
  6. Drain and mash coarsely using a fork or pulse briefly in a food processor until chunky.
  7. In a large bowl whisk together the egg, green onions or shallots, mint, lemon rind, feta, coconut flour and salt and pepper. Add in the pea mixture and mix thoroughly. Set aside for 5 minutes to allow the coconut flour to absorb some of the moisture.
  8. Heat a thin layer of coconut oil in a medium frying pan over medium heat and place heaped tablespoons of the pea mixture in the pan pressing down the mixture into a disc. Cook in batches flipping when golden on one side (about 2 minutes each side).
  9. Drain fritters on parchment paper if needed.
  10. Serve immediately with the yogurt sauce on the side and additional lemon wedges and a green salad if desired.

Notes

Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Vegetarian, Primal

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  1. Eha says

    These would look appetizing from three metres away! Peas and mint, of course, but have not made them into fritters and these look seriously good!!

  2. says

    These look lovely, Sylvie! I make a similar fritter with zucchini and flax seed and a yogurt dipping sauce. Delicious and healthy!

  3. says

    I love how green and vibrant these fritters are! I’ve always been a fan of peas and mint on their own, but haven’t yet gotten to combining the two flavors. These fritters sound so great for a light spring meal, and what a wonderful way to use coconut flour!

  4. says

    Fritters with feta??? Where do I sign up? I don’t even have to make these to decide if I like them… I already know! Heading to the farmers market tomorrow and peas and mint have been added to my list!

  5. says

    This is really beautiful. Have you found a good “dairy free” alternative for yogurt sauces yet? I’ve yet to find one. But I bet this would be delicious with a light vinaigrette for dipping as well.

  6. says

    I tried making some pea fritters recently, and they stuck to the pan like crazy, resulting in “pea hash”instead. These look so tasty, I’m determined to try again!

  7. says

    Definitely a perfect match – and even better with the zing of lemon and yogurt. Just beautiful and a wonderful summer lunch!

  8. says

    I have to admit that I have yet to try peas and mint together — yep, I live in a cave. Hehe:) Fresh peas are now in season so now it my chance to give your fritters a try. They look yummy!

    • says

      I used coconut flour to make this recipe gluten-free and grain-free but yes you can use regular flour however it will not be the same amount as the coconut flour. Coconut flour absorbs much more liquid so you will have to experiment and see how much regular flour will create a batter that holds together without being too wet or dry. Unfortunately I have not tested this recipe with regular flour so I can’t say how much that will be. Hope that helps!

  9. Sam says

    Awesome! I don’t fancy peas quite as much, but I can imagine that the combination of peas, mint and feta works really great and ends up being quite tasty, even for non-pea-lovers.
    I’ll give it a try!

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