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Cauliflower croquettes

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


  1. 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.
  2. Drain cauliflower and transfer it to a large bowl.
  3. Add bread crumbs, almond flour, onion, garlic, cashew butter, lemon zest, lemon juice, parsley, salt and pepper.
  4. Use a potato masher to thoroughly mix ingredients together.
  5. Use your hands to form 2-inch balls, then flatten them into disks.
  6. 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.
  7. Add the remaining oil and cook the remaining croquettes. Set cooked croquettes on a plate lined with paper towels until ready to serve.
  8. Serve warm.

More delicious vegan side dish recipes

Vegan garlic mushrooms
Vegan brown rice pilau
Vegan Boston baked beans

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