Tasty Cauliflower Balls

Type of meal: Main MealSnack

Wifey was responsible this year for looking after the gluten-free food at her work Christmas party, so I offered to help as I had come across this recipe on Peta Latino that I wanted to try making.

It turned out to work a treat and for something so simple tasted absolutely fantastic. So good in fact I decided to make them again for our own Christmas lunch! It makes around about 40-50 balls depending on how big you roll and works well served or as finger food.

Tasty Vegan Cauliflower Meatless Balls
Serves 9
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
147 calories
22 g
14 g
6 g
3 g
3 g
108 g
833 g
2 g
0 g
1 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 147
Calories from Fat 49
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g
Saturated Fat 3g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 14mg
Sodium 833mg
Total Carbohydrates 22g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 2g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1 cauliflower
  2. 1 brown onion
  3. 1 cup of rice flour
  4. 2 cups of gluten-free corn flake crumbs
  5. 1 tbsp pepper
  6. 1 tbsp salt
  7. 4 tbsp Nuttelex or other vegan butter
  1. Chop the cauliflower into medium size chunks.
  2. Boil the cauliflower chunks for about 30 minutes.
  3. Dice the onion while you are waiting.
  4. Once the cauliflower is soft, drain the water off and transfer the cauliflower to a mixing bowl.
  5. Mash the cauliflower until quite smooth.
  6. Add the Nuttelex, onion, rice flour, salt and pepper to the bowl and mix in until well combined. Your mixture will be fairly wet and sticky.
  7. Begin heating a fry pan to medium-high heat and add your choice of oil, I found olive oil and coconut oil both work well.
  8. Pour the corn flake crumbs into a bowl.
  9. Scoop enough crumbs into one hand to prevent the mixture from sticking to your hand and then spoon a small amount of mixture onto your hand. With your other hand scoop more crumbs on top of the ball and roll between your hands until it is covered in crumbs. It doesn't matter if it isn't a perfect sphere. They are very soft and can still be shaped while cooking.
  10. Add to the frying pan.
  11. Turn regularly and cook until golden brown (it doesn't matter if they get a little burned on one side).
  12. Remove from heat and serve hot or cold.
Hubby Tip
  1. The balls will still be soft while cooking and firm up once taken off the heat so don't worry about shape shifting.
Adapted from Peta Latino
Adapted from Peta Latino
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Matt is a busy hubby that loves sweets and dairy products. He has recently learned he has despression and high cholesterol, and with a history of heart disease in the family, it is time to do something about it. He is on a mission to find and cook healthy, low or no cholesterol food that will not only taste good but help you feel good too.

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