Cauliflower Fritters with Tahini Yoghurt Dip

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These healthy cauliflower fritters are fried until crispy and served in pitta breads with a creamy tahini yoghurt dip. They make a great vegetarian lunch or dinner!

Cauliflower fritters for the win 🙌

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These cauliflower fritters are such a lunch and dinner game changer. 

They’re perfect for meal prep and you can make a big batch in one go and store them in the fridge for quick lunches during the week. 

We served these with homemade pitta bread, salad and that creamy tahini yoghurt sauce and it made an amazing summer dinner which made delicious leftovers the next day too. 

They would also be delicious as part of a bigger spread for a party or even in a mezze or snack situation. The opportunities are endless!

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Cauliflower fritter in a pitta bread in two hands

Why we love these cauliflower fritters

They’re a tasty vegetarian fritter which is great for a snack or as part of a main meal

You can add whatever spices and herbs you like to the fritter mix if you feel like changing up the flavours

They’re super easy to make and great for storing in the fridge for grab and go lunches

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Cauliflower Fritters Ingredients

Cauliflower: Cut into florets and then cooked until super soft

Plain Flour

Fresh Coriander: Or another fresh herbs of your choice

Garlic

Red Onion: Finely chopped

Eggs

Spices: I went for cumin and turmeric

Oil: For frying

Greek Yoghurt: Preferably full fat

Tahini: For super creamy nuttiness

Honey: For a touch of sweetness, or you could use maple syrup

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How to make cauliflower fritters?

  1. Cook the cauliflower and make the sauce: Bring a pot of water to the boil and cook the cauliflower until super soft. Whisk together all of the sauce ingredients.
  2. Make the batter for the fritters: Mix the flour, coriander, egg, garlic, onion, cumin and turmeric together in a bowl then add the cauliflower and gently mash together
  3. Cook the fritters: Heat the oil until really hot then add scoops of the batter and flatten gently with a fish slice then cook for 5 minutes on each side

Equipment you need to make this recipe…

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Expert tips for making these cauliflower fritters

To make these fritters gluten free use your favourite gluten free flour 

Don’t overcrowd the pan when frying the fritters. You can cook about 4 fritters in a normal sized frying pan at a time

If you prefer other flavours you could switch the cumin and turmeric for other spices like smoked paprika or chilli powder

Want more? Try these other vegetarian recipes!

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Cauliflower Fritters with Tahini Yoghurt Dip

These healthy cauliflower fritters are fried until crispy and served in pitta breads with a creamy tahini yoghurt dip. They make a great vegetarian lunch or dinner!
5 from 6 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8 fritters
Calories: 217kcal
Author: Amy Fulwood

Ingredients

  • 1 Cauliflower cut into florets
  • 120 g Plain Flour
  • 15 g Coriander chopped
  • 1 clove Garlic crushed
  • 1 Onion chopped
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric
  • 3 tbsp Oil
  • Salt and Pepper

Sauce

  • 300 g Greek Yoghurt
  • 2 tbsp Tahini
  • 1 tsp Honey
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • Salt and Pepper

Instructions

  • Whisk together all of the sauce ingredients and set aside.
  • Bring a large pot of water to the boil and season with salt. Add the cauliflower and cook for 15 minutes until very soft.
  • Mix the flour, coriander, garlic, onion, eggs, cumin and turmeric with plenty of salt and pepper. Drain the cauliflower and add to the batter, stir and mash the cauliflower with a wooden spoon.
  • Heat the oil over a high heat and add scoops of the cauliflower mixture to the oil 2 tablespoons at a time. Use a fish slice to flatten the fritters into the oil, cook for 3-4 minutes then flip and do the same on the other side. You may need to do this in batches.
  • Serve the fritters with the yoghurt sauce.
Nutrition Facts
Cauliflower Fritters with Tahini Yoghurt Dip
Amount Per Serving
Calories 217 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 84mg 28%
Sodium 75mg 3%
Potassium 389mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 4g
Protein 11g 22%
Vitamin A 5%
Vitamin C 57.3%
Calcium 11%
Iron 14.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Notes

Nutrition information is an estimate and will vary depending on the ingredients used.
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5 Comments

  • Reply
    Milica Vladova
    24/06/2019 at 9:34 AM


    Yummmm, what a tasty-looking recipe! And the dip sounds amazing as well!

  • Reply
    Danielle Wolter
    24/06/2019 at 10:44 AM


    These sound delicious! The flavors are so yummy, and that sauce sounds incredible.

  • Reply
    Jennifer
    24/06/2019 at 11:25 AM

    We do this same thing with spaghetti squash. I never thought about using cauliflower and your sauce sounds amazing!

  • Reply
    Heidy L. McCallum
    24/06/2019 at 12:08 PM


    I happen to love cauliflower and have been using it to make several other recipes over the years. This sounds wonderful though and I am super excited to make this tonight.

  • Reply
    Demeter
    24/06/2019 at 12:17 PM


    We love making these! Such an easy lunch option and so flavorful!

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