Fresh Cabbage and Carrot Patties Recipe


Fresh Cabbage and Carrot Patties offer a delightful and nutritious twist to traditional patties, bringing together the crispness of fresh vegetables with savory spices and herbs. These patties are perfect as a light main course, a tasty side dish, or even as a unique burger patty alternative. Here’s how to make them:



2 cups cabbage, finely shredded

1 cup carrots, grated

1/2 cup onion, finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 cup all-purpose flour (or chickpea flour for a gluten-free option)

1/4 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped

2 eggs, beaten (use flax eggs for a vegan option: 2 tbsp ground flaxseed + 5 tbsp water, let sit for 5 mins)

1 teaspoon paprika

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

Salt and pepper to taste

Olive oil or vegetable oil, for frying



Prep the Veggies: In a large mixing bowl, combine the shredded cabbage, grated carrots, chopped onion, minced garlic, and chopped parsley.

Add Dry Ingredients: To the vegetable mixture, add the flour, paprika, cumin, salt, and pepper. Mix well to ensure the vegetables are evenly coated with the flour and spices.

Bind the Mixture: Stir in the beaten eggs (or flax eggs) to the vegetable and flour mixture. Mix thoroughly until the ingredients come together to form a sticky batter. If the mixture feels too wet, you can add a little more flour to adjust the consistency.

Shape the Patties: With clean hands, take small portions of the mixture and form patties. You can make them as large or small as you like, but typically, they should be about 1/2 inch thick for even cooking.

Fry the Patties: Heat a thin layer of oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, place the patties in the skillet, making sure not to overcrowd them. Fry for about 3-4 minutes on each side or until they are golden brown and crispy.

Drain Excess Oil: After frying, transfer the patties to a plate lined with paper towels to absorb any excess oil.

Serve: These cabbage and carrot patties can be served hot or at room temperature. They pair wonderfully with a dollop of sour cream, yogurt, or your favorite dipping sauce.

Serving Suggestions:

As a Main Course: Serve with a side salad and a grain like quinoa or rice for a complete meal.

As an Appetizer: Offer the patties with a variety of dips such as tzatziki, hummus, or a spicy mayo.

In Sandwiches or Wraps: Use them as a vegetarian burger patty or tuck into pita pockets with greens and sauce for a delightful sandwich.


These Fresh Cabbage and Carrot Patties are not only a delicious way to incorporate more vegetables into your diet but also a colorful and versatile dish that can adapt to various meal settings. Enjoy crafting this simple, yet flavorful recipe that’s sure to become a new favorite.