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. 

Jamaican Callaloo Fritters

When it comes to making fritters, they are my easy go-to recipes for quick and easy breakfast, side or appetizer, so I have lots of tried and true recipes for you to try, like, Corn Fritters, Banana Fritters, Broccoli Fritters.

For this recipe, my batch of already cooked Callaloo recipe made this recipe super easy to prepare. You can make the callaloo ahead of time and add the batter when you are ready to prepare this flavorful Jamaican dish.

It is packed with nutrient dense callaloo, a green leafy vegetable that is super nutritious and high in protein. Try my Jamaican Callaloo Patty Recipe.

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

Jamaican Callaloo Fritters

I enjoyed saltfish fritters also known as, Stamp and Go while growing it. It was eaten for breakfast or snack 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

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

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Nutrition

Energy:
201 kcal / 840 kJ
Fat:
7 g
Protein:
42 g
Carbs:
27 g
Per serving

Cooking Time

Preparation:
20 min
Ready in:
20 min
For:
6 Servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Make a batch of Callaloo Recipe and set aside. 
  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 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.

Michelle Blackwood

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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2 Comments
  1. Lori
    July 25, 2019

    Made these for breakfast and they were delicious!