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Cauliflower Fritters with Mint & Pea Spread


Ingredients

  • For the spread:
  • 2 cups peas, blanched if fresh or thawed if frozen
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more to thin if necessary
  • For the fritters:
  • 1 small head cauliflower, cut into florets (about 2 1/2 cups worth)
  • 1/2 cup chickpea flour
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 scallions, white and green parts, thinly sliced
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons grapeseed oil for frying