Pumpkin & Carrot Fritters with Fennel salad



• 1 1/2 cups (225g) self-raising flour
• 2 Free Range Eggs, lightly whisked
• 1 1/4 cups (310ml) milk
• 1 cup coarsely grated pumpkin
• 1 cup coarsely grated carrot
• 1 baby fennel, thinly shaved, fronds reserved
• 1/3 cup (100g) mayonnaise
• 1/3 cup (100g) sour cream
• 1 tablespoon wholegrain mustard
• 2 teaspoons horseradish cream
• 200g sugar snap peas, halved lengthways
• 120g pkt Baby Rocket
• 2 avocados, stoned, peeled, coarsely chopped
• 1 lemon, zested, juiced
• 2 teaspoons olive oil


  • Place the our in a large bowl. Whisk eggs and milk in a jug. Add to the our and stir to combine. Stir in the pumpkin and carrot. Season well.
  • Coarsely chop half the reserved fennel fronds and add to the pumpkin mixture. Spray a large non-stick frying pan with olive oil spray and heat over medium-low heat. Pour three 1/4-cup (60ml) portions of mixture in the pan, allowing room for spreading.
  • Cook for 2 mins or until small bubbles appear on the surface of the fritters. Turn and cook for a further 1-2 mins or until cooked through. Transfer to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm. Repeat with remaining fritter mixture.
  • Meanwhile, combine the mayonnaise, sour cream, mustard and horseradish in a medium bowl. Add 1 tablespoon hot water and stir to combine.
  • Place the sugar snap pea in a medium heatproof bowl and cover with boiling water. Set aside for 1 min. Refresh under cold water. Place in a bowl with the shaved fennel and rocket. Toss to combine
  • Place the avocado, remaining reserved fennel fronds, lemon zest, lemon juice and oil in a small bowl. Gently toss to combine. Season
  • Divide the salad and fritters among serving plates. Top fritters with the avocado mixture. Drizzle the salad and fritters with mustard sauce.


Simone Ashton
Simone Ashton

Simone Ashton is a Coach & Senior Nutritionist of Absolute Health & Fitness. She is dedicated to helping women break free of the vicious dieting cycle so that they can live a happy, healthy, balanced and confident life. Her greatest achievement is her twins Eli and Indi and she shares her passion for all things nutrition, training, family, food, footy, travel and cultural experiences with her husband Clint. Together they have built AHF from the ground up to be the go to for women over 40 who are desperate for life long change and are sick and tired of being stuck in the yo-yo dieting cycle. She loves music, being free and knows happiness comes from within and to be happy you must do what feeds your soul, so that you can live your best life! Simone knows that living a healthy but balanced life is one of the keys to success and loves spending her spare time with family whilst enjoying espresso martinis, wine, chocolate and all things Italian.

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