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Crispy Kale and Pumpkin Croquettes

Crispy Kale and Pumpkin Croquettes

Crispy kale and pumpkin croquettes are a must try side dish any time of the year!

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Crispy Kale and Pumpkin Croquettes

Crispy Kale and Pumpkin Croquettes

Yields: 12 servings | Serving Size: 1 croquette |Calories: 65| Previous Points: 1 | Points Plus: 2 | Total Fat: 3.2 g | Saturated Fat: 0.7 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 6 mg | Carbohydrates: 8.4 g | Dietary Fiber: 3.4 g | Sugars: 2.9 g | Protein: 2.2 g |


  • 4 cups diced pumpkin
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup kale, torn into bite sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • Pinch of salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric


Pre-heat oven to 200ºC

Heat coconut oil in a large pan, and cook kale until crispy; about 5 minutes

Bake pumpkin for 45-60 minutes or until tender

When cool, process or blend pumpkin until smooth, then gently mix in almond meal, chia seeds and sesame seeds

Stir in salt, pepper, chilli flakes, cumin and turmeric

Cradle a tablespoon sized amount of pumpkin mix in your palm, then press in a few pieces of kale

Use a little bit more mix to cover the kale, and continue to make croquettes until finished

Bake for 15 minutes on an oven tray until firm

Serve with green salad and dip
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