Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  79
  • Protein  5 g
  • Carbohydrates  8 g
  • Fat  3 g
  • Cholesterol  53 mg
  • Sodium  57 mg
  • Potassium  245 mg
  • Phosphorus  64 mg
  • Calcium  34 mg
  • Fiber  4.0 g

Cauliflower Latkes

For a twist on the usual vegetable side dish, try the kidney-friendly recipe for Cauliflower Latkes.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Elaine from Nevada.

Portions: 8     Serving size: 2 latkes


  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup onion
  • 32 ounces frozen cauliflower
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose white flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • nonstick cooking spray
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil 


    1. Steam frozen or fresh cauliflower. Squeeze out excess liquid.
    2. Place eggs and onion in food processor and pulse until combined. Add cauliflower, flour and pepper and process until finely chopped (do not over-process).
    3. Wipe a frying pan with a paper towel dipped in oil and also spray the pan with nonstick cooking spray.
    4. Heat on low until pan is hot. Drop batter by tablespoon into the pan.
    5. Brown latkes on both sides, turning once.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 vegetable, medium potassium
  • 1/2 meat 

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Substitute 1 head fresh cauliflower for frozen if desired.
  • Serve latkes with a spoonful of applesauce and a dollop of sour cream.
  • Potassium is reduced by over 100 mg per serving by substituting cauliflower for potatoes. 

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Cauliflower Latkes

Blackstone says:


I used a potatoe masher, leached veggies. Aahh I didn't add egg. Next time I will use eggs. I'm sure it will stick together better.Thanx

Oct. 26, 2014, 7:45 PM - Inappropriate review?

Cauliflower Latkes

homeculinaire says:


The water issue is easily remedied... after cooking your cauliflower, put it into a clean dish towel and wring out the excess liquid. The consistency of the latkes is greatly improved via this method.

Oct. 21, 2014, 9:37 AM - Inappropriate review?

Cauliflower Latkes

carmenmorban says:


I must try this

Apr. 16, 2014, 1:25 PM - Inappropriate review?

Cauliflower Latkes

mschwarz says:


Why does this count 1/2 meat? Dietitian comment: The 1/2 meat is from the 2 eggs and 2 egg whites (technically 1/2 protein, but eggs and other high quality protein sources are grouped with meat).

Apr. 09, 2014, 12:56 PM - Inappropriate review?

Cauliflower Latkes

Bonnie_ says:


Let the cauliflower drain in a colander for a while before frying, and it won't be too watery. This recipe is a family favorite!

Feb. 07, 2010, 1:27 PM - Inappropriate review?

Cauliflower Latkes



sorry no sub for real thing. to watery for frying.

Nov. 04, 2009, 3:22 PM - Inappropriate review?

Cauliflower Latkes



I can't eat pork or shellfish. thanks. Love latkes. like the fresh cauliflower best. is it ok to use matzoh meal?

Aug. 01, 2009, 7:55 PM - Inappropriate review?

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