With all the rich food over the holidays, eating healthily can get difficult at this time of the year. This festive cauliflower fritters recipe is a tasty but light dish. Try serving it as finger food for a party or with a salad for an appetizer. The pomegranates on top give it that lovely festive color.
Cauliflowers are fast moving up the popular vegetable scene. We can thank popular recipes for cauliflower pizza bases, cauliflower rice, cauliflower mash and cauliflower alfredo sauces for that. Cauliflower is a great substitute for heavier starches such as rice, potatoes, flour etc.
Today’s cauliflower fritters include feta cheese for a little sharpness and a spiced yogurt on top.
I use sheep yogurt for my spiced yogurt but you can use your favorite. The great part about this topping is that for many spices, like turmeric, eating them with yogurt is a great way to improve their absorption in the body. Turmeric has so many healing qualities, and is probably most well-known for its anti-inflammatory effects, so we want to make sure our body absorbs it well. I make up a pot of sheep yogurt with spices in it like turmeric, cumin, and coriander every week and have it ready in the fridge to dollop onto whatever dish I may be making. Whether it’s roasted veg, warming soup, or these fritters, having the pre-mixed yogurt with spices right there means it’s easy to use. Choose your favorite spices or change them up every week. Think of it as an alternative to ketchup or aioli/mayonnaise. Try to use some every day and feel pleased you are getting the therapeutic benefits of spicing up your life!
Even if you don’t fancy the fritters – I recommend making the yogurt every week.
They look a little like mini crab cakes. Here, I am serving mine on Fred’s finger food plates, which are cute for parties.