Avocado

Super Spinach Pancakes From Jamie Oliver

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February 17, 2020
Photo by David Loftus
Author Notes

Excerpted ULTIMATE VEG: Easy & Delicious Meals for Everyone by Jamie Oliver. Copyright © 2020 by Jamie Oliver. Reprinted with permission from Flatiron Books. All rights reserved. Photography by David Loftus. —Food52

  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Cook time 10 minutes
  • Serves 6
Ingredients
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 12 ounces ripe mixed-color cherry tomatoes
  • 3 1/2 ounces baby spinach
  • 3 scallions
  • 1/2 bunch fresh cilantro (½ oz)
  • 1 lime
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 1 cup reduced-fat (2%) milk
  • 10 ounces cottage cheese
  • Hot sauce
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Halve, pit, peel and finely slice the avocado and quarter the tomatoes, then place in a salad bowl with a quarter of the spinach. Trim, finely slice and add the scallions and pick in the cilantro leaves, then squeeze over the lime juice. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil, season to perfection with sea salt and black pepper, toss to coat and put aside.
  2. Crack the egg into a blender, add the flour, milk, remaining spinach and a pinch of pepper, then blitz until smooth. Place a large non-stick frying pan on a medium heat, rub the pan with a little olive oil, then pour in a thin layer of batter, swirling it up and around the edges. Cook on one side only for 2 minutes, or until lightly golden, then stack up on a serving plate and repeat.
  3. Top each pancake with dollops of cottage cheese, the avocado salad, and a few good shakes of chili sauce. Really nice served with extra lime wedges for squeezing over, and a fried egg on top, if you fancy.
  4. Instead of spinach you could use a mixture of soft herbs, such as parsley, mint, basil or tarragon—whatever you like!

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