• Peter

Super Spinach Pancakes


  • 1 ripe avocado

  • 350 g mixed-colour cherry tomatoes

  • 100 g baby spinach

  • 3 spring onions

  • ½ a bunch of fresh coriander, (15g)

  • 1 lime

  • extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 large free-range egg

  • 1 mug of self-raising flour

  • 1 mug of semi-skimmed milk

  • olive oil

  • 300 g cottage cheese

  • hot chili sauce


  1. Halve, destone, 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 spring onions and pick in the coriander 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 salt and 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 chilli sauce. Really nice served with extra lime wedges for squeezing over, and a fried egg on top, if you fancy.

Tips EASY SWAPS - Instead of spinach you could use watercress, rocket, kale, or even a mixture of soft herbs, such as parsley, mint, basil or tarragon, whatever you like! - I’ve used cottage cheese here, but mozzarella, halloumi, or a crumbling of feta cheese would all be delicious, too.

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