Recipe for Cauliflower Arancini Balls – a healthy, easy mid-week meal

1 large cauliflower (or 2 cups ready made cauliflower rice)
1 cup almond meal (+ 1/4 cup for sprinkling)
2 eggs, whisked
1 tbsp olive oil or coconut oil
1 tbsp olive oil or coconut oil spray (optional)
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1 tsp curry powder
Sea salt and pepper

How to
Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius (fan-forced).

Cut cauliflower into florets and pulse in a food processor until rice-like in texture (some grocery stores now sell pre-pulsed cauliflower rice!).

In a mixing bowl combine; cauliflower rice, almond meal, 1 tbsp oil (olive or coconut), parsley, curry powder and season generously with sea salt and pepper. Add whisked egg and mix well to combine.

Cover a small plate with 1/4 cup of almond meal. Using your hands, take a small handful of mixture and roll into balls (should make about 5-6 balls).

Spray olive oil or coconut oil spray over the top of the balls, or drizzle olive oil if not using spray.

Place the balls on a lined baking tray and bake in oven for 25 minutes or until golden.

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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