Fritters are my quick go-to for easy breakfasts, sides, or appetizers, and I have many reliable recipes for you to try, like Corn and Banana Fritters.

This recipe becomes especially easy with precooked Callaloo. Prepare the callaloo in advance, then simply mix in the batter when you’re ready to cook this flavorful Jamaican dish.

Rich in nutrients and protein, callaloo makes this dish both healthy and delicious. Give my Jamaican Callaloo Patty Recipe a try!

Callaloo Fritters on a white plat with ackee and avocado slices on a wooden background with a white bowl of ackee in the background

Easy Jamaican callaloo fritters are the perfect breakfast, snack or side. Seasoned callaloo cooked with onion, garlic, green onion, thyme, Scotch bonnet pepper, added to a chickpea batter.  These callaloo fritters are vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free. 

Jamaican Callaloo Fritters

I enjoyed saltfish fritters also known as, Stamp and Go while growing it. It was eaten for breakfast or snacks and was one of the food that was carried when people traveled. Jamaican Callaloo fritters is a vegan version that tastes absolutely satisfying. 

They are perfect for adult and children’s lunch packs or bring on family trips. 

Jamaican Callaloo Fritters Ingredients

  • Callaloo Recipe
  • Chickpea Flour
  • Nutritional Yeast Flakes
  • Onion Powder
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • Coconut Oil

Where Can I Buy Fresh Callaloo?

Fresh callaloo can be purchased at West Indian, Indian, and Chinese supermarkets, it is also known as amaranth. Canned callaloo is sold online and at some major supermarkets.

What Are Callaloo Substitutes?

If callaloo isn’t available in your area, you can substitute it with spinach, Swish Chards or mustard greens. 

Jamaican callaloo fritters showing the 3 steps for the batter.

How To Make Jamaican Callaloo Fritters?

  1. Make a batch of and set aside. You can substitute the fresh callaloo for 1 can of callaloo drained. 
  2. Mix chickpea flour, nutritional yeast flakes, onion powder, garlic powder, baking powder, salt in a medium bowl, add water or vegetable broth and stir to combine.
  3. Stir the callaloo into the chickpea batter and mix well. 
  4. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high, drop callaloo batter, about 2 tablespoons for small fritters or 1/4 cup for larger ones,  in the oil. Cook on both sides until brown. Transfer to a serving platter and serve with Vegan Ackee.
  5. You can also bake fritters on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper at 400 degrees F for 30 minutes, turning halfway.

Other Fritters Recipes To Try

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jamaican callaloo fritters recipe with a white plate of callaloo fritters with avocado half in the background and a bowl of ackee with black and white striped napkin

Jamaican Callaloo Fritters

Easy Jamaican callaloo fritters are the perfect breakfast, snack or side. Seasoned callaloo cooked with onion, garlic, green onion, thyme, Scotch bonnet pepper, added to a chickpea batter.  These callaloo fritters are vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free. 
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Jamaican
Keyword: Jamaican Callaloo Fritters
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 167kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 batch Jamaican Callaloo Recipe recipe below
  • 1 cup chickpea flour
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil

Jamaican Callaloo Recipe

  • 4 cups callaloo chopped and tightly packed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or coconut oil
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • 1 medium tomato chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Scotch Bonnet pepper whole or 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons water

Instructions

To Prepare The Batter

  • Mix chickpea flour, nutritional yeast flakes, onion powder, garlic powder, baking powder, salt in a medium bowl, add water or vegetable broth and stir to combine.
  • Stir the callaloo into the chickpea batter and mix well.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high, drop callaloo batter in the oil, (about 2 tablespoons for small fritters or 1/4 cup for larger ones). Place fritters about 2 inches apart. Cook on both sides until brown. Transfer to a serving platter lined with paper towels and serve with Vegan Ackee.

To Prepare The Callaloo

  • Peel the outer membrane of each stalk of the callaloo and remove the old outer leaves. Place callaloo in a bowl and cover it with cold water. Place 1/2 tsp salt and set aside while preparing the remaining vegetables. Discard water, then rinse with water and drain. Chop callaloo
  • Place oil in a large pot, add onion, garlic, spring onion, thyme, tomato, and scotch bonnet pepper on medium heat, and saute until onion is translucent. Add callaloo and water, and allow to simmer on low heat for 5-10 minutes or until tender.

Nutrition

Calories: 167kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 199mg | Potassium: 433mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2180IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 2mg