Feta, spinach and dill flavor these tofu patties. Slice some lemon wedges and pick up some whole-wheat pita bread to serve with this Greek-inspired meal.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2012


Recipe Summary

40 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Stir in couscous, cover and remove from the heat. Let stand for 5 minutes.

  • Combine yogurt, cucumber, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder and salt in a small bowl.

  • Mash tofu with a fork in a large bowl. Add spinach, feta, dill, onion, pepper, the remaining 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder and the couscous; stir until well combined. Form into 8 patties, using about 1/2 cup for each.

  • Place a baking sheet in the oven and preheat to the lowest setting. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add 4 patties and cook, turning once, until lightly golden on both sides, about 6 minutes total. Transfer to the baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining oil and patties. Serve over lettuce, topped with the yogurt sauce and garnished with tomatoes, if desired.


Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate the yogurt sauce (Step 2) for up to 6 hours.

Cut Down on Dishes: A rimmed baking sheet is great for everything from roasting to catching accidental drips and spills. For effortless cleanup and to keep your baking sheets in tip-top shape, line them with a layer of foil before each use.

Nutrition Facts

317 calories; protein 16.2g 32% DV; carbohydrates 34.5g 11% DV; dietary fiber 7.4g 30% DV; sugars 5.1g; fat 14.3g 22% DV; saturated fat 4.9g 24% DV; cholesterol 22mg 7% DV; vitamin a iu 12571.7IU 251% DV; vitamin c 7.5mg 13% DV; folate 178.9mcg 45% DV; calcium 283.9mg 28% DV; iron 3.4mg 19% DV; magnesium 81.8mg 29% DV; potassium 508.5mg 14% DV; sodium 444.5mg 18% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 19% DV.

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  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
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Rating: 4 stars
Enjoyable I read other reviews before making this recipe and I certainly agree that if you intend on making 8 portions use a 1/3 cup measure (not level though). I used the frozen spinach squeezed dry as called for and the patties held together just fine. I did find that with using tofu they don't firm up as if you had used egg as a binder. I also used actual garlic in place of the garlic powder and salted the couscous water and the mixture prior to cooking and I found this recipe to have great flavor. Pros: Easy fast cheap and tasty Read More
Rating: 3 stars
Good but could be improved This was a good recipe but when I make it next time I will make a add a bit more feta and tofu to enhance the flavor of the patties and increase the protein and I will use fresh spinach instead of frozen. And a couple notes: 1) if making 8 patties each patty should be about 1/3 cup mixture not 1/2 cup; 2) serving these with flatbread is delicious! Pros: Pretty quick easy to fix ingredients ahead of time Cons: Lacked some flavor Read More
Rating: 4 stars
An Eating Well FAIL! I believe I made the mistake of using fresh spinach instead of frozen and not chopping the spinach into small enough pieces. When I tried to assemble the patties and cook them on the skillet they simply fell apart. I then tried to make an fritatta with the patties but I could not flip it over until the bottom was already burnt. I thought it tasted ok with a generous amount of yogurt sauce but my hubby had one bit and ended up eating ramen noodles instead. To date this is my only Eating Well disappointment. Pros: Yogurt sauce Was good. Cons: The Patties WOULD NOT stay together and as a crumbly mess they were rather dry. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
I needed to add an egg (not vegan then) to help bind the mix used fresh garlic in both the raita and in the patty mix and cooked the couscous in a chicken broth for added flavor. I didn't have spinach so used chopped frozen kale. Will probably make again because I often have these ingredients and it went together quickly. Pros: easy tasty Cons: mix would not bind Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I couldn't find fresh dill so I used dry and added fresh oregano as well. The patties were a little bland but I added a bit of salt and they were great. I agree with the previous review that the patties should be 1/3 cup to get 8. Also mine didn't stick together well initially but after hanging out in a low oven for a while they were fie. Read More