Low Salicylate Fritters

by | May 4, 2022

Most days at 11.30 am Evan watches Playschool, a joyous children’s show full of singing, storytelling, dancing and cooking. It also happens to be a show that I thoroughly enjoyed as a toddler – a testament to its quality having graced our screens for at least 32 years! While Evs is happily singing and dancing away, I often take this half hour block to whip up something for lunch. The time restriction means it needs to be a simple, throw-together kind of affair, something like these fritters, which only require a few chopped ingredients, a blender, one large mixing bowl, and a frypan. I time the frying of the fritters with hearing Playschool’s familiar outro, so once the tune draws to a close, I have a warm, nutritious lunch ready to enjoy as Evs fills me in on what Big Ted got up to in today’s episode.

Enjoy xx

Low Salicylate Fritters

Serves 2



  • Blender
  • Peeler
  • Cutting board and knife
  • Grater
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Mixing bowl
  • Frypan



1/8 green cabbage (finely shredded)

1 carrot (peeled and grated)*

1/4 clove garlic (minced)

1 can of chickpeas – 400 grams (rinsed and drained)

1 Tbsp poppyseeds

1 Tbsp chives (finely chopped)

2 spring onions (finely chopped)

1 egg (whisked)

1/4 cup parmesan cheese (grated)

30 grams all-purpose flour

Pinch salt

1-2 Tbsp sunflower oil (for frying)



1.) In a blender, add carrots, garlic and chickpeas, blitzing for a few seconds until a coarse texture has formed.

2.) In a large bowl combine carrot and chickpea mix with the cabbage, poppyseeds, chives, spring onion and salt.

3.) Whisk egg and and stir into chickpea mixture along with the parmesan cheese.

4.) Mix in the flour until fully combined. Use your hands to form the mixture into patties.

5.) Heat oil in a frypan over medium heat. Place patties into the pan. Cook for 6 minutes, flipping half way so fritters are cooked through and golden on top.

6.) Serve warm with a generous dollop of homemade cashew tzasiki.

**Carrots are listed in the RPAH handbook as moderate in salicylates, something to be mindful of if you’re very sensitive or looking to limit your chemical load. Kęszycka et al. 2017 however list carrot as low, so I’ve included them here. Just be mindful when trying the recipe for the first time.

DISCLAIMER: This article is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. 


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