Oh I’m a day late and a penny short. Scratch that, I’m just a date late in posting this baked cauliflower patties recipe. This is what happens when you try to take a mental break on a Sunday. Ya’ll, I’m not going to lie, Anthony Bourdain’s sudden death brought up a lot of heartache but also concern for my (our) mental health. This whole “hustle hustle, work work,” can no longer be the focus. It must stop, am I right? It’s time to take back our passion.
I’m reminded of one of his quotes.
“Food is everything we are. It’s an extension of nationalist feeling, ethnic feeling, your personal history, your province, your region, your tribe, your grandma. It’s inseparable from those from the get-go.” – Anthony Bourdain
With that being said, I thank you. Thank you for allowing me a place to share my passion. Thank you for being part of this tribe. Thank you for allowing me to share my everything! Food, health, photography, and recipes made from the heart (nourishment for the soul).
Today, I am taking a little break from the gut health “detox” recipes. Don’t worry, we still have one more gut health recipe, you’ll just have to wait till Thursday or Friday. Or just jump to this immunity boosting smoothie video and that whip up while you read, cool?
Alright, so back to THIS RECIPE! This has been one of MY favorite recipes to make lately. It’s not going to be one of those viral recipes. Heck, the SEO is probably wack. But it’s a recipe that came from getting out of my “hustle hustle” mindset and getting into the kitchen. It’s a recipe made my heart swoon with flavor love. One that filled my belly while also nourishing my soul. There I go again, talking about feeding the soul. Corny Cotter moment.
We’re going to call this recipe Cilantro Ranch Sweet Potato Cauliflower Patties, or to make it short and sweet Cauliflower Patties with PIZAZZZZ! You can make them in the oven or in the handy dandy air fryer (my new obsession). Either way, they make for a delicious vegetarian meal, snack, or appetizer. Plus they freeze well for meal prep.
Here’s whatcha need!
- Cauliflower florets
- Sweet Potato (just one)
- Ranch Seasoning (organic, paleo, or homemade seasoning options)
- Chili powder
- Sunflower Seeds or Pumpkin Seeds
- Your favorite dipping sauce. I suggest an aioli or summery dip. Just sayin…
To MAKE the cauliflower patties: Blend ingredients. Roll into patties. Chill the batter.
Just bake in the oven bake or place in the air fryer. 20 minutes and your done. So simple!
Think of these cauliflower patties as mini veggie sliders, just without the bread. The texture is SPOT on and the flavor is all kinds of crazy ranch spicy good! That’s a legit saying right there. Haha!
So yes, they are healthy, loaded with vitamin A, Vitamin K, fiber, omegas, and more. And yes, they are paleo friendly, vegan friendly, and dare I say it…. could be made whole 30 friendly.
That was not my intention. My whole intention was to make good food from real food. To make the most out of the simplest ingredients. To help YOU and I put wholesome food on the table.
To quote Anthony Bourdain one more time….
“Good food is very often, even most often, simple food.”
I couldn’t agree more.Print
Cilantro Ranch Baked Sweet Potato Cakes- paleo and vegan friendly. Air Fryer Option
- 1 medium to large sweet potato, peeled
- 2 cup cauliflower florets
- 1 green onion, chopped.
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 2 tbsp organic ranch seasoning mix or paleo ranch seasoning (dairy free)
- 1 cup packed cilantro (fresh)
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 1/4 tsp cumin
- 2 tbsp arrowroot starch or gluten free flour of choice
- 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
- 1/4 cup sunflower seeds (or pumpkin seeds)
- 1/4 tsp Kosher Salt and pepper (or to taste)
- Dipping sauce of choice
- Pre-heat oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet (or oil) and set aside.
- Next cut your peeled sweet potato into smaller pieces. Place in a food processor or blender and pulse until the larger pieces are broken up.
- Add in your cauliflower, onion, and garlic and pulse again.
- Add in you sunflower seeds, flaxseed, arrowroot (or flour), cilantro, and remaining seasonings. Pulse or place on medium until a thick batter is formed. See blog for picture.
- Place batter in larger bowl. Scoop 1/4 cup of the batter out at a time and form into patties about 1.5 inches thick. Place on baking sheet.
- Repeat until you have about 7-10 patties.
- Chill in freeze for 10 minutes so the patties can set.
- Once set, place patties in oven for 20 minutes, flipping halfway. If you made your patties extra thick, they could take closer to 25 minutes.
- See notes for Air fryer cooking option.
For Air Fryer Option- Place cauliflower patties (4 at a time) in air fryer at 360 to 370F for 18 minutes, flipping halfway. If your patties are extra thick, they could take closer to 20 minutes.
- Serving Size: 1 patty
- Calories: 85
- Sugar: 1.7 g
- Sodium: 200 mg
- Fat: 2.9 g
- Saturated Fat: 1.3 grams
- Unsaturated Fat: 0
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 9 g
- Fiber: 3.5g
- Protein: 2.7 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
Keywords: sweet potato, cakes, vegetarian, paleo, vegan, appetizer, snack, patties
Grab some veggies, a blender or food processor, and let’s create a meal to share with one another.
P.S If you have an air fryer, I suggest you make these dessert fries to go along with it. DIVINE!
When’s the last time you got in the kitchen and just went with the flow, took your time, and enjoyed that slow food moment?
What did you make?