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Jamie Purviance

Zucchini, Carrot, and Parsnip Patties with Lemon Yogurt Sauce

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    Serves 4

  • Prep Time

    30 mins

  • Grilling Time

    12 mins

Serves 4
Prep Time
30 mins
Grilling Time
12 mins

the Ingredients

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  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives
  • Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup finely chopped yellow onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 medium zucchini, about 10 ounces total, trimmed and coarsely grated
  • 2 medium carrots, about 10 ounces total, trimmed, peeled, and coarsely grated
  • 1 medium parsnip, 5 ounces, trimmed, peeled, and coarsely grated
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • ⅓ cup freshly grated Romano cheese
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour, plus more as needed
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh chives

Special Equipment

  • box grater with holes
  • grill-proof griddle


  • 01 In a small bowl whisk the sauce ingredients, including ¼ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper.
  • 02 In a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat on the stove, warm 2 tablespoons oil. Add the onion and garlic and cook until it barely starts to brown, 4 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in the zucchini, carrots, and parsnip and cook until crisp-tender, 5 to 6 minutes, stirring frequently. Transfer to a bowl and let cool for 10 minutes. Stir in the eggs, cheese, ¼ cup flour, chives, ¾ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. If the mixture seems too loose, add another 1 to 2 tablespoons flour.
  • 03 Prepare the grill for direct cooking over medium heat (about 400°F) and preheat a grill-proof griddle for about 10 minutes.
  • 04 Warm 3 tablespoons oil on the griddle. Working in batches, ladle ¼ cup of the vegetable mixture for each patty onto the griddle, flattening each gently with the back of a spoon into 3-inch diameter patties. Cook over direct medium heat, with the lid closed, until the patties are browned, about 4 minutes, carefully turning once. Repeat with the remaining vegetable mixture, adding 1 to 2 tablespoons oil to the griddle for each batch. Serve the patties warm with the sauce.

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