Cauliflower Tahini Fritters with Lentil, Quinoa and Kale Tabbouleh
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Serves: 2
  • ½ cup French green (puy) lentils
  • ½ cup quinoa, rinsed, drained
  • Batter:
  • 2 egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons chickpea (besan) flour
  • ½ cup tahini
  • ⅓ cup lemon juice
  • ⅓ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • lots of freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 small cauliflower, thickly sliced
  • Extra virgin olive oil, for shallow-frying
  • Dressing:
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Tabbouleh:
  • 250 gram punnet of kumara, cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 1½ cups fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • 2-3 kale leaves, finely chopped
  • Pine nuts, toasted, to serve, optional
  • pomegranate seeds, garnish, optional
  1. Rinse lentils and place in a saucepan. Cover generously with water and bring to the boil.
  2. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes, or until cooked.
  3. Rinse quinoa and add to the same saucepan after about 8 minutes.
  4. When the lentils and quinoa are cooked, remove from heat and drain. Set aside
  5. Meanwhile, place egg whites in a bowl and whisk.
  6. Gradually whisk in flour, tahini, lemon juice, water, salt and pepper.
  7. Heat a large frying pan over medium heat.
  8. When hot, add enough oil to generously cover the base of the pan.
  9. Working in batches, dip cauliflower into batter, drain excess.
  10. Shallow-fry for about 2 minutes each side or until golden.
  11. Drain on a tray lined with paper towel.
  12. Meanwhile, add lemon juice, olive oil, garlic and salt to a jar with a tight fitting lid and shake well.
  13. In a large bowl, combine lentils and quinoa, pour dressing over and stir to combine.
  14. Then add tomatoes, parsley, mint, coriander and kale. Mix well
  15. Serve fritters with tabbouleh and sprinkle with pinenuts and pomegranate seeds, if using
Recipe by Healthy Home Cafe at