• These corn fritters with avocado salsa is the perfect weekend breakfast that is healthy, colourful and naturally balanced. For an extra protein boost add a free range egg! (Recipe and images: 'The Healthy Cook' by Dan Churchill).

The best weekend corn fritters

Corn fritters are perfect for weekend breakfast entertaining. Made on almond meal, these corn fritters hold a nutty note, and provide a great punch of protein – making them perfect for vegans. The avocado salsa gives a fresh and spiced kick.

Cooking time


Serves 5

what you’ll need

  • 1 sweet corn, kernels removed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 handful chives, sliced
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 2/3 cup almond milk or regular milk
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Spanish onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 tomato, roughly chopped
  • ½ handful coriander leaves, roughly chopped
  • 1 cucumber, roughly chopped
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tbsp of pepitas, pounded in mortar and pestle
  • 1/2 long red chilli, seeds removed, finely chopped
  • 1 avocado, diced
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Not only is this recipe for corn fritters delicious, it’s also nutritious. Corn kernels are an amazing natural sweetener. They’re high in many essential vitamins and they offer a great burst of flavour to any dish. These corn fritters with avocado salsa is the perfect weekend breakfast that is healthy, colourful and naturally balanced.

In a bowl combine the almond meal, onion, eggs, salt, milk and corn.


Heat a frypan to high heat and add the oil. Using a spoon, shape the corn mix into 15 patties and apply to the heat. Cook on each side for 2 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through.


Remove and set aside on a plate until all fritters are cooked.


In a separate bowl combine Spanish onion, tomato, cucumber, coriander leaves, avocado and chilli.


Tempted by this meat free recipe? We don’t blame you! Get the rest of the steps from the team at Meat Free Week here.

What is Meat Free Week?

Meat Free Week is a global campaign to get you thinking about how much meat you eat, and the impact eating too much has on your health, animals and the environment. We’re not just talking about red meat (beef, lamb and pork), but all meat, including poultry, processed meat (like ham, bacon, salami and packaged sandwich meats), fish and seafood.
Going meat free for one week is a positive step towards change, with the hope that for the other 51 weeks of the year you’ll consider eating smaller portions as part of a balanced diet and ensure the meat, fish, eggs or poultry eaten is ethically and sustainably produced. Some may even consider taking meat off the menu altogether. 


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