These cauliflower fritters are made with chickpeas and spices and then pan-fried and topped with hummus. It’s an easy, healthy meal that is vegan friendly!
This recipe? It’s the epitome of “I don’t even know who I am anymore and I think I am having an early life crisis.”
That’s right. Just like Monday’s Peanut Noodles, it’s ANOTHER VEGAN creation. Like, NO MEAT.
And I like it. And so did the hubs. And so did his body-builder-all-the-meat-and-protein friend at work.
I wasn’t there, but apparently he STOLE the hubs’ lunch.
WHATTHEWHAT is happening to my whole existence as I thought I once knew it? IT’S CRUMBLING TO ITTY BITTY PIECES.
Not that I am being dramatic or anything
At least my food crisis tastes good right? Gotta find the silver lining.
It all happened one fate-full day when I was rummaging through my fridge, wondering what to eat. I saw some leftover cilantro jalapeno hummus recipe without tahini But there was most definitely not enough of it left to constitute a full meal.
Not that I’ve ever just eaten hummus for a meal or anything….
BUT, I had cauliflower rice. And the creamy goodness of that smashed chickpea spread full of YUM would be the perfect accompaniment.
HOWEVER, I didn’t even fathom just HOWDELICIOUSOHMYGOSH this combo would be. My taste buds jumped straight from my mouth to the floor.
But, there was one thing I didn’t LUHVE. It was kind of a weird texture. It was one of things that you don’t know if you should use a spoon, because it’s not super thick, but also a little bit too thick to use a spoon so maybe a fork is required?
You know, first world problems.
Continuing the rummaging, I tried to find something that would give it the BODY and TEXTURE that I crave in just about every single thing I put into my mouth.
And, low and behold, in the verrrryyyy pack of my pantry was a sad, little unloved jar of chickpeas that looked at me with “pick me” eyes.
You know, if chickpeas had eyes. Right.
So, in went the peas with the cauliflower. AND OUT came THICK, soft patties…. That needed crunch.
Have you ever had roasted chickpeas? AKA: the crunchiest thing to ever happen to YOUR FACE.
In they went. And then I popped them into a hot pan. You know, just to be on the extra crunchy-a-rific safe side.
You guys. The texture on these (6 ingredient!) little patties full of health and hidden veggie deliciousness? I.Can’t.Get.Over.It.
After topping them off with some hummus, well, I hopped right on board the Meatless Monday train…AGAIN.
And, I’m not even mad about it.
I also shared the Cauliflower Fritters Recipe over on Food Fanatic, so be sure to check it out there!
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Want more vegan meals?
Cauliflower fritters from around the web:
Vegan Cauliflower Chickpea Quinoa Fritters – Avocado Pesto
Vegan Crispy Cauliflower Cakes – The Veg Life!