4 – Ingredient Cauliflower Fritters with Tomato, Cucumber And Chickpea Chop

I love cooking once and reaping the benefits all week.  Lately, life has been so busy that having a grab-n-go lunch is the best way to keep me on track and fueling my body properly for what’s to come.

I love anything cauliflower, but add a little sweetness from almond flour and crunch from a hot fry-pan,  ummm delicious.

I made a simple side salad that keeps for a few days in the fridge.  Putting it all together makes for a high protein and veg complete lunch or light dinner.

4 Ingredient Cauliflower Fritters with Tomato, Cucumber and Chickpea Chop

Servings 4 lunches


For the Cauliflower Fritters

  • 6 cups riced cauliflower, from a large cauliflower *
  • 3 eggs, scrambled
  • 2/3 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup parsley, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil

For the Chickpea Chopped Salad

  • 16 cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 4 baby cucumbers, diced
  • 1 cup  cooked (canned) chickpeas, drained and rinsed and roughly chopped
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar


  • To Make the Cauliflower Fritters:  Steam the cauliflower rice on the stovetop for 8 minutes or in the microwave for 5 minutes.  Let cool,  Place on a kitchen towel and wring the cauliflower out as much as possible, the drier the better.  Let cool.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix the cauliflower with the eggs, almond flour, parsley, salt, and pepper.
  • Heat a large fry pan over medium heat, add the oil.
  • Using your hands, scoop and handful of cauliflower batter (you will have enough for 8 patties) and gently place it into the hot pan and then press to form a thick patty.  Repeat until you have filled the pan with 5 or so patties.  Cook for 1 minute, cover the pan (so the egg cooks) for 4-5 minutes, then uncover and let cook until the edges have browned, flip and repeat on the other side.  Remove the fritters from the pan and place on a paper towel lined plate.  Repeat with the remaining batter.
  • To Make the Chickpea Chopped Salad:  Mix all the salad ingredients together.
  • Pack the fritters and the salad into lunch size containers for an easy grab-n-go lunch.