Cauliflower and Zucchini Fritters

These crispy and flavorful veggie fritters are a great way to add veggies into any meal. They’re easy to make and are loaded with cauliflower and zucchini. The perfect quick veggie side dish to add to a busy weeknight dinner. Serve with sour cream (not for Whole30) or mayo dip (mayo + lemon juice + lemon zest + garlic).
Cauliflower and Zucchini Fritters


  • 1 cup zucchini (grated, I had 1 large zucchini)
  • 1 1/2 cup cauliflower (riced, frozen)
  • 1 egg (lightly beaten with a fork)
  • 1/4 cup tapioca starch
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon avocado oil
  • garlic powder
  • salt
  • ground black pepper
Prep time:
10 minutes
Cook time:
10 minutes
Total time:
20 minutes
Yield: 10 fritters | Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 10 minutes | Total time: 20 minutes


1. Grate zucchini, season with salt and let sit for 5 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, heat a skillet over medium heat. Add frozen cauliflower rice to the skillet and let it defrost quickly while stirring for a few minutes.
3. Using paper towels or a clean kitchen towel, squeeze excess liquid from zucchini and cauliflower (the more you squeeze the crispier your fritters will be).

4. In a bowl, combine zucchini, cauliflower, beaten egg and tapioca starch. Season with garlic powder, salt and pepper (to taste).

5. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add spoonfuls of the mixture (make fritters relatively small), flatten with a spatula. Cook for 2-3 minutes per side, until crispy. Best when served immediately.

Products I recommend for this recipe

Tapioca Starch

Tapioca Starch
Garlic Powder

Garlic Powder


Frozen Riced Cauliflower

Frozen Riced Cauliflower
Box Grater

Box Grater

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Great sidedish

Lulu Miller
Honestly, I was a little surprised by how satisfying these were. They crisped up nicely and had a mild, refreshing flavor. I’m trying to cut back on starchy sides and these fritters were just perfect.

I’m so glad to hear that you love these fritters recipe! They make a tasty, healthier side. - Alena

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