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cauliflower fritters
Vegan Cauliflower Chickpea Quinoa Fritters {Gluten-Free}
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Both vegen and gluten free these cauliflower fritters are packed full of vitamins, nutrients and flavors. Full of spinach, parsley and scallions these are perfect for a meatless meal.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, Healthy, sugar free, Vegan
Servings: 6
Calories: 168 kcal
Author: Vicky Berman
  • 2 cups cauliflower florets
  • 1 cup canned chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 tablespoon whole grain dijon mustard
  • 6 scallions
  • handful parsley
  • 3 ounces spinach
  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 6 tablespoons water
  • 1 - 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 cup quinoa flour plus a few more tablespoons more for forming fritters (can use a gluten-free breadcrumb mix instead)
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  1. In a bowl combine chia seeds and water, and set them aside for 5-10 minutes to turn to jelly.
  2. In a food processor pulse the cauliflower until it resembles rice or couscous. To the food processor add spinach and chickpeas.
  3. Pulse a few more times until spinach and chickpeas broken down and everything is mixed together and crumbled (without being completely smooth). Remove and place in a large bowl.
  4. To the food processor add parsley, scallions, spinach and garlic. Pulse until finely diced.
  5. Add parlsey mixture to the bowl with the cauliflower mix. Mix.
  6. To the bowl add salt, a chia seed mixture. Mix until smooth. Add quinoa, and quinoa flour and mix.
  7. Freeze mixture for 15-30 minutes.
  8. Heat 1 tablespoon coconut oil in a pan over medium heat. Form patties out of the mixture and lightly dredge in additional quinoa flour on both sides, flattening the patty down. Repeat for remaining patties.
  9. Pan fry until crispy on both sides. Repeat with rest of the patties, adding more coconut oil as needed.
Recipe Notes

Recipe inspired by Sprouted Kitchen
Serve over a simple salad or sandwiched between two slices of gluten-free bread

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Cauliflower Chickpea Quinoa Fritters {Gluten-Free}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 168 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Sodium 132mg6%
Potassium 336mg10%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 1450IU29%
Vitamin C 22.9mg28%
Calcium 88mg9%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.