Mini green pea pancakes with smoked salmon

These little mouthfuls of healthy deliciousness are a great way to please guests when you’re entertaining this spring!  This recipe is easy peasy (pardon the pun – sorry, I couldn’t resist!) and a great way to sneak some veg into your party menu.

It’s gluten and dairy free so perfect for if you’re catering for people with food sensitivities.

You will need:

For the pancakes:
400g peas
3 spring onion stalks (or half a red onion), chopped
2 tbs fresh herbs (i.e. parsley, mint, basil)
2 eggs
1/2 cup buckwheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
Juice and zest of 1 lemon
Coconut oil (for cooking)
Pinch salt and pepper

To serve:
Smoked salmon

What to do:
1. Bring a pot of water to the boil. Blanche peas, cooking for no longer than 30 seconds before running under cold water to stop the cooking process.

2. Put all pancake ingredients in a food processor and pulse until the mixture is combined – not for too long though as you want the mix to be chunky rather than pureed

3. Heat coconut oil in medium frypan and dollop pancake mixture, cook until brown, flip and repeat.

4. Garnish with smoked salmon, labneh and chives.

Serves 3


Styling: Carlie Monasso Photography: Samara Clifford



Zara is a healthy home coach and keynote speaker on a mission to empower 1 million people to takes steps towards a healthier home. Zara learned about the link between our homes and our health after going through two different types of cancer. Zara is passionate about shining the spotlight on what she believes to be the least understood health challenges of our time, and sharing the things she wishes she had known, that could have prevented the illnesses she has been through. Recognised as one of Australia’s leading health influencers, Zara was a finalist in the 2014 Bupa Health Influencer of the Year Awards. She has appeared on TEN News, Today Show and The Project, been featured in the Herald Sun, I Quit Sugar, and contributed Medibank’s Be. Magazine and Fairfax health online publications. Zara contributed to the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s first comprehensive report on breast cancer in young women in Australia.

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