Since the last two weeks, I have a cauliflower season at home. I love cauliflower! You can prepare it quite easily, it is healthy and so good! Don´t you think so? So here I come with these yummy cauliflower croquettes with Parmesan and Gruyère served with spicy tomato salsa and there is still a delicious cauliflower soup to come later on! 😉
These cauliflower croquettes with Gruyère and Parmesan served with a spicy tomato salsa is a delicious finger food that not only vegetarian guests will love! I felt in love with these already last winter when preparing them for a tapas party at home. Since then, I have done them several times and believe me, it is not easy not to eat too many of those! 😉
I got the original recipe for cauliflower croquettes from a French magazine 750g, just replaced Comté for Gruyère. And I did not like the idea to serve these goodies just with a ketchup-like sauce. The croquettes are delicious with something hot, so I made my own salsa. I hope you will like it – please let me know!
- ½ cauliflower
- 1 egg
- ½ onion
- 25 g ground Gruyère
- 25 g ground Parmesan
- 30 g bread crumbs
- ½ chives bundle (1/3 cup chopped)
- salt and pepper to taste
- olive oil for smear
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 400 g canned tomato
- 1 tsp. sambal oelek
- 1 tsp. ground cumin
- 1 tsp. ground coriander
- 1 tsp. sugar
- 1 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 tsp. balsamic vinegar
- Remove the stem from the califlower and cook the florets in a salt water or on a rack above the boiling water, for about 10 minutes or until tender. Allow to drain and set aside.
- In the meantime, prepare the tomato salsa: In a medium pan, heat the olive oil and fry the garlic. Add tomatoes, sambal oelek, ground cumin, and coriander. Simmer on a medium heat for 5-10 minutes until the salsa thickens. Season with sugar, freshly squeezed lemon juice, balsamic vinegar and salt to taste. Set aside.
- Chop the onion into tiny pieces and cut the chives.
- In a large bowl, mash the cooked and drained cauliflower florets using a fork. Add an egg and whisk until combined. Add the onion, Gruyère, Parmesan and bread crumbs. Sprinkle with chives and mix all together. Season with salt and pepper.
- Preheat your oven to 200°C and line a baking sheet with a parchment paper.
- Form 15-20 croquettes egg-shaped croquettes and place them on the lined baking sheet. Smear with olive oil and put in the oven. Bake for about 30-40 minutes until golden brown.
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