Cauliflower, Cheese & Banana Blossom Fritters

by Zarina
Cauliflower, Cheese & Banana Blossom Fritters

Crispy, cheesy, packed with veg and so delish, the first time I’ve tried cooking with banana blossom, and I am amazed, the fritters had the meatiest texture almost like a chicken nugget (really!), I can’t wait to experiment more with it!

If you’ve never heard of banana blossom, it comes from South-East Asia and looks a bit like an artichoke. The tinned variety is easier to come across than fresh and is now available at most supermarkets.  It’s also known as the “banana heart,” which has purple skin and grows at the end of a banana fruit cluster.  Actually best known for being an ideal vegan substitute for fish, I think my next test recipe!

These fritters were super easy to make and devoured by my whole fam. I topped them with fresh guacamole, sour cream, and finely chopped chives.

Cauliflower, Cheese & Banana Blossom Fritters

Cheesy Cauliflower, Sweetcorn & Banana Blossom Fritters with Guacamole & Sour Cream

Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )


  • ½ head of Cauliflower
  • 2 Tins Banana Blossom
  • 120g Cheddar Cheese Grated
  • 100g Sweet corn
  • 3 Eggs
  • 3 tbsp Plain flour
  • 4 Spring Onions chopped
  • 1 tsp Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Pepper
  • GARNISH: Sour Cream, Chopped Chives
  • 2 Avocados cut into small squares
  • 1 tomato deseeded and diced small
  • 2 Spring onions chopped fine
  • Handful coriander chopped
  • 1 Chilli chopped fine
  • 1 Lime juiced
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  1. Shred the cauliflower in a food processor or grate with a large cheese grater
  2. Drain and squeeze the banana blossom and chop fine
  3. Add the cauliflower and banana blossom into a large bowl
  4. Mix in the cheese, sweet corn, eggs, flour, spring onions, chilli powder, salt, and pepper until everything is evenly combined
  5. Add a few tablespoons of olive oil in a frying pan on medium heat, drop about 1/4 cup of batter into the pan for each fritter and flatten to form a thick disc shape
  6. Cook fritters a few minutes on each side until crispy.  Make sure one side is completely browned and cooked before you try to flip the fritter over
  7. Repeat with the remaining fritters until they are all golden and crispy, add more oil to the pan if needed
  8. When ready to eat, top with guacamole, a dollop of sour cream, and chopped chives
  9. Enjoy!

**The fritters can be made in advance and heated in the oven at 180°C for about 10 minutes**

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