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Cauliflower is a fall superfood that can easily be transformed into tasty croquettes to serve as a vegan side dish or main course.
Cauliflower croquettes recipe
1 head cauliflower, leaves and stem removed, cut into florets
2 cups bread crumbs
1 cup almond flour
1 cup red onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup cashew butter
1 tablespoon lemon zest, finely grated
Juice of 1 lemon
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped
Generous pinch salt
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
1/3 cup coconut oil
Steam cauliflower in a steamer or steamer basket inserted in a large pot with 2 inches of boiling water at the bottom for 10 minutes or until the cauliflower is very soft.
Drain cauliflower and transfer it to a large bowl.
Add bread crumbs, almond flour, onion, garlic, cashew butter, lemon zest, lemon juice, parsley, salt and pepper.
Use a potato masher to thoroughly mix ingredients together.
Use your hands to form 2-inch balls, then flatten them into disks.
Heat 3 tablespoons of oil in a large skillet over medium heat. When the coconut oil has melted and coated the bottom of the skillet, place half of the croquettes in the skillet and cook for 3 minutes per side or until both sides are lightly browned and crisp.
Add the remaining oil and cook the remaining croquettes. Set cooked croquettes on a plate lined with paper towels until ready to serve.