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Vegetable Fritters Alone

Crispy Vegetable Fritters

  • Author: Ingrid DeHart -
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2-3 servings 1x


These Crispy Vegetable fritters are tender on the inside, crispy on the outside, and infused with the delicious digestive enhancing flavor of cumin.



Paleo version

Vegan version

  • 2 vegan ‘eggs’ (2 tablespoons ground flax seed mixed with 5 tablespoons
    water, let sit 15 minutes)
  • 1/2 head cauliflower, 3 cups, cut into florets
  • 2 medium zucchini, 2 cups grated
  • 3/4 teaspoon Celtic sea salt, divided
  • 1/4 cup almond flour or  coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 23 tablespoons coconut oil or ghee for cooking


  1. Remove stems and cut the cauliflower into florets.
  2. Steam the cauliflower for about 5 minutes until just fork tender.
  3. Grate the zucchini on the large holes of a box grater. Put the grated zucchini on a thin kitchen towel in a colander. Sprinkle with the ¼ teaspoon of salt and leave to drain for 10 minutes.
  4. After ten minutes, squeeze as much liquid out of the zucchini as possible. Put into a bowl.
  5. Put the cooked cauliflower onto a kitchen towel and mash it with a fork to get small pieces. Alternately put cooked cauliflower into a food processor and process until broken down into small pieces. Do not over process.
  6. Use a dishtowel to squeeze as much moisture as possible out of the cauliflower.
  7. Put into the bowl with the zucchini, add, egg or vegan ‘egg’, ½ teaspoon salt, flour, spices and pepper. Mix to thoroughly combine.
  8. Shape into 6 small patties.
  9. Heat the coconut oil in a large pan. Add fritters to the pan and cook over medium heat for 4 minutes per side, until brown and crispy. Add more oil if necessary once you flip them.
  10. Serve with Pumpkin Seed Cilantro or  Avocado Herb Dressing.


The nutrition data is with almond flour and eggs.

  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Category: Brunch, Lunch, Supper
  • Cuisine: Paleo, Gluten Free Vegan Option, Nut Free Option

Keywords: paleo vegetable fritters