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Pumpkin Fritter Parcels

Updated: Aug 9, 2020

Flavour and fresh, crunchy goodness is exactly what these healthy little parcels deliver (pun intended). I originally made them for a Sunday picnic with friends as I had pumpkin left-over from the week and all other fritter ingredients in the pantry. With a dash to the local grocer for the fresh salsa ingredients, this combo was spot on for the picnic. ⁠ As many of you are likely to have the ingredients in your pantry too, these fritters are actually perfect for a quick-to-table dinner. You could serve the fritters with whatever salad or vegetables you have available at home, but I personally love a lettuce cup, salsa and eating with my hands (well washed, of course). ⁠ All recipes you find here are #plantbased, but if you like a little animal protein you have the option to add a well poached egg.

Pumpkin Fritter Parcels

Ingredients (serves 2)

400g pumpkin, diced

4 tbsp cold-pressed avocado oil or extra virgin coconut oil

3 ½ tbsp coconut flour

¼ cup buckwheat flour

1 ½ tsp turmeric powder

2 tsp cumin powder

½ tsp ground coriander

¼ tsp paprika

4 spring onions, finely chopped

Sea salt


1 tomato, diced

1 lebanese cucumber, diced

3 spring onions, finely chopped

1 avocado, diced

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 tsp apple cider vinegar

Sea salt

To serve

Ice-berg lettuce leaves, whole

Tahini (optional)

Coconut yoghurt

The juice of 1 lemon


Steam pumpkin for 10 - 15 minutes or until soft.

While cooking, prepare the salsa by combining chopped ingredients in a bowl. Top with vinegar and oil and gently mix. Set aside.

Once softened, drain the pumpkin and mash in a bowl. Add spices and flour and combine well.

Heat a fry pan over moderate heat. Add half the oil and add fritter mix in spoonful’s. Allow about 1 – 1 ½ tbsp worth of pumpkin mix per fritter.

Cook for a few minutes on either side, or until golden. Once done, place on a sheet of kitchen towel. Continue with the rest of the mix.

Once all done (this should make ~ 10 fritters), you’re ready to plate.

Construct a parcel by placing 1 – 2 fritters in a lettuce cup/leaf and top with a few tablespoons of salsa.

Option to top with a tbsp coconut yoghurt and/or tahini, dash of lemon juice and extra salt.


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