Farmer’s Market Recipes: Veggies Patties with Homemade Tzatziki Sauce

Inspired by fresh local ingredients in season at the Covington Farmer’s Market

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Squash and Zucchini Patties
1 yellow squash, shredded
1 zucchini, shredded
small bunch parsley, chopped
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 medium onion, chopped
1/2 bell pepper, chopped
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup whole wheat flour or substitute
Salt & pepper seasoning to taste

Tzatziki Sauce
1 cup Greek yogurt
1/2 large cucumber, chopped

Tim's Home-made Tzatziki
Tim’s Home-made Tzatziki

2-3 cloves garlic, minced
Fresh mint to taste (3-5 leaves) chopped
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp cayenne
salt to taste
juice and pulp from 1 lemon
juice and pulp from 1 lime
feta cheese (garnish)

Make the Tzatiki first.  Chop all of your elements that need to be chopped fine and throw them into the mixing bowl with the cup of yogurt.  Add your spices, mint and citrus juice, whip vigorously, and chill.

Now for the patties.  Chop all of the vegetables finely and throw them into a mixing bowl.  Add any herbs and spices at this time.  Some excellent choices are basil, oregano, paprika, cayenne, salt and turmeric.  Mix in the 1/4 cup of flour and stir.  As the mixture begins to thicken, add water as necessary, and/or more flour.  Once the mixture can be formed into patties, saute them up and serve topped with the chilled tzatziki sauce, feta cheese and a fresh sprig of mint. Enjoy!

The Covington Farmers’ Market is open each Wednesday, rain or shine, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Covington Trailhead, 419 N. New Hampshire and every Saturday from 8a.m. to 12p.m. on the side lawn of the Covington Police Station, 609 N. Columbia St. Call (985) 892-1873 for information or visit