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Crispy Kale and Pumpkin Croquettes

Packed with nutritious ingredients, try these one-of-a-kind croquettes at your next meal.
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Universal
Keyword: Diabetic-Friendly, Gluten-Free, Keto
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 65kcal


  • 4 cups pumpkin diced
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup kale torn into bite sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • pinch of salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon chili flakes optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon 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, chili 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.


Serving: 1croquette | Calories: 65kcal | Carbohydrates: 8.4g | Protein: 2.2g | Fat: 3.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.7g | Sodium: 6mg | Fiber: 3.4g | Sugar: 2.9g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 2
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 2