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These zucchini fritters are beautifully spiced, golden-brown discs of deliciousness. The zucchinis are salted and pressed before being mixed with a bold blend of herbs and spices. This fritters can be served on their own or you can put them inside of a pita for a tasty wrap.

Light and Crispy Zucchini Fritters [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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  • 2 medium zucchini
  • 2 tablespoons onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 cup chickpea flour
  • 3-4 tablespoons rice flour
  • Salt and pepper, to taste 
  • 3 tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped


  1. Grate zucchini on the large side of a box grater. Place in a mixing bowl along with 1tsp of salt and let sit for 10 minutes.
  2. After 10 minutes, squeeze out all the water and place it in a mixing bowl.
  3. Add the chopped onion, minced garlic, cayenne pepper (if using), ground cumin, ground coriander, cilantro, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
  4. Next, add chickpea flour and rice flour. Mix well to form a dough that is a little tacky but not too watery. Add a little more chickpea flour if the mixture doesn't hold its shape.
  5. Heat 3 tablespoons oil in a non-stick or cast iron pan. Take about 2-3 tablespoons of mixture and gently place it in the hot oil. Flatten lightly in the back of a spoon. Cook undisturbed for about 2-3 minutes until the fritter is lightly golden.
  6. Gently flip and cook for another 2 minutes or until golden.
  7. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate. Serve hot as is or with some vegan yogurt or mint chutney.

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Nutritional Information

Per Serving: Calories: 91 | Carbs: 17 g | Fat: 1 g | Protein: 4 g | Sodium: 13 mg | Sugar: 2 g Calculation not including frying oil or salt added to taste. Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.


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