Crisp Cauliflower Fritters

Photo: Jason Wallis; Styling: Cindy Barr  

Light, golden-brown Crisp Cauliflower Fritters are a delicious vegetarian dinner alternative—and they're ready in just 20 minutes.

Yield: Serves 4 (serving size: 2 fritters and 1 tablespoon sauce)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 212
  • Fat: 11.9g
  • Saturated fat: 3.9g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.8g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.6g
  • Protein: 10.9g
  • Carbohydrate: 16.7g
  • Fiber: 2.9g
  • Cholesterol: 109mg
  • Iron: 1.4mg
  • Sodium: 521mg
  • Calcium: 156mg


  • 1 (10-ounce) package steam-in-bag fresh cauliflower florets
  • 1/2 cup prechopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons whole-wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh garlic
  • 5/8 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 3/4 cup refrigerated shredded hash brown potatoes
  • 2 ounces white cheddar cheese, shredded (about 1/2 cup)
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup plain 2% Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons minced green onions
  • 2 tablespoons canola mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice


  1. 1. Prepare cauliflower according to directions. Place in a bowl; mash with a potato masher. Stir in onion, flour, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt, pepper, rind, potatoes, cheese, and eggs. Form into 8 patties. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil; swirl. Cook patties 4 minutes on each side. Combine 1/8 teaspoon salt, yogurt, and remaining ingredients; serve sauce with fritters.
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