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Healthy Cauliflower Fritters with Dipping Sauce

These healthy keto cauliflower patties are cheesy, full of flavor, high protein, kid-friendly and paired with a delicious creamy tahini lime dipping sauce.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people (12 patties)
Calories 377kcal
Author Christy



  • 3 Cups cauliflower florets 1 small cauliflower or ½ of a large cauliflower
  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. cumin
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 cup grated cheese cheddar is our favorite here
  • 1 Tbsp. avocado oil divided (or whichever oil you prefer)

Dipping Sauce


  • Bring pot of water to a boil.
  • Add cauliflower and boil for about 6-7 minutes until softened but not falling apart (time will depend on size for florets).
  • Pour into strainer and drain.
  • Chop cauliflower florets into smaller 1/8” sized pieces and then dump into a medium sized bowl.
  • Add all other patty ingredients except oil and stir to mix well.
  • Start heating half of the oil in a skillet over medium-low heat (add remaining oil as needed while cooking patties).
  • Create 1/4” thick patties using about 2 Tbsp. of mixture per patty.
  • Place patties into heated pan and cook for 6- 8 minutes per side.
  • While patties cook, mix dressing by whisking together until thoroughly combined or mix in blender.
  • Serve warm cauliflower patties with dipping sauce.


  • *If your tahini is separated, stir well or if it's too hard, just make sure you get some of the oil and paste when you're measuring. 
  • Patties and sauce can be kept in an airtight container in refrigerator for up to 5 days. Reheat patties in microwave or on a skillet prior to eating.
  • If using for baby led weaning, skip the dipping sauce, chop the cauliflower smaller and make sure you boil until the florets are really soft, not just parboiled.
  • For picky older kids, try using 3/4 cup cheese and serving with ketchup or ranch.


Serving: 3patties | Calories: 377kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 496mg | Potassium: 347mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 504IU | Vitamin C: 39mg | Calcium: 198mg | Iron: 3mg