Swiss Chard and Bean Fritters

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Swiss Chard and Bean Fritters Recipe


SourceErica Green
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time
Total time30 minutes


This recipe was submitted by Erica Green in our 2015 We ♥ Local Beans Recipe Contest. Erica says, “This recipe is a great alternative to a veggie burger and can be part of a vegetarian main dish. This yummy fritter is full of lots of good stuff from the Swiss chard and beans. The cheese and flour act as the "glue" - once cooked to a golden brown with a little bit of crisp, they are delicious!”


1 bunch
Swiss chard (stemmed and torn (about 8 cups))
16 ounces
beans, marfax (cooked)
1 clove
garlic (chopped)
salt (to taste)
black pepper, ground (to taste)
2 ounces
cheese, goat (or feta or other soft cheese)
1/4 cup
4 tablespoons
olive oil


In a food processor, combine the Swiss chard, beans, garlic, a pinch of both salt and pepper. Pulse until finely chopped, scraping down the sides of the bowl. Add in the cheese and the flour and mix until combined. Form the mixture into 6-8 patties.

Heat the olive oil in a large non stick skillet over a medium heat. Cook the patties until browned, about 3-4 minutes on each side. Serve in place of a veggie burger, or as an appetizer with plain greek yogurt as a dipping sauce.