Healthy side dish recipe for Broccoli and Parmesan Fritters

1 head broccoli
2 free-range eggs
3/4 cup almond meal
1 tsp lemon rind
1/3 cup parmesan, shaved
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp olive oil
Greek yoghurt and lemon, to serve

How to
Cut broccoli into florets and steam/boil until tender, but not mushy. Drain the broccoli and set aside to cool slightly.

Add the cooked broccoli, eggs, almond meal, lemon rind, parmesan, garlic clove and salt to a food processor and pulse until the mixture comes together. Add a little more almond meal if it seems too wet.

Heat olive oil in a large, non-stick frying pan over medium-heat.

Add a heaped tablespoon of the mixture to the pan and shape into a fritter. Repeat until you have 4 fritters cooking at once.

Turn down the heat – remember, low and slow! Cook the fritters on one side until golden (7-10 mins) then flip carefully and fry for a further 5 mins until cooked through.

Remove from pan and keep warm. Repeat with remaining fritters.

Serve with greek yoghurt and fresh lemon.

Recipe created by Jessica Sepel, a qualified Sydney nutritionist, health blogger and wellness coach. She is the author of several eBooks, including the JSHealth Detox Plan and The Clean Life. Visit for more recipes, nutrition advice and wellness inspiration.

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