No matter if you love zucchini or you are not a big fan of these healthy veggies, you will definitely fall in love in these low-calorie zucchini fritters! They are easy to make, packed with right flavors, and incredibly healthy.
Zucchini, also known as courgette, is a nutrient-dense food that can improve health in numerous ways. Take a look at the following nutrition facts. One medium zucchini with skin (approximately 196 grams) provides:
- 31.4 calories
- 6.6 grams carbohydrates
- 2.4 grams protein
- 0.4 gram fat
- 2.2 grams fiber
- 33.3 milligrams vitamin C (56 percent DV)
- 0.4 milligram vitamin B6 (21 percent DV)
- 0.3 milligram manganese (17 percent DV)
- 0.3 milligram riboflavin (16 percent DV)
- 514 milligrams potassium (15 percent DV)
- 56.8 micrograms folate (14 percent DV)
- 8.4 micrograms vitamin K (11 percent DV)
- 392 international units vitamin A (8 percent DV)
- 33.3 milligrams magnesium (8 percent DV)
- 74.5 milligrams phosphorus (7 percent DV)
- 0.1 milligram thiamine (6 percent DV)
- 1 milligrams niacin (5 percent DV)
- 0.1 milligram copper (5 percent DV)
It also contains calcium, iron, zinc, selenium, vitamin E, pantothenic acid, and choline.
So, in order to reap all the benefits of zucchini, here is how to make these tasty zucchini fritters:
Zucchini Fritters with Avocado Dill Dip
- 1 large zucchini (or 2 small ones)
- 1 clove garlic peeled and minced
- 1/4 cup fresh basil
- 2 organic eggs or Flax Egg
- 1/4 cup gluten-free flour
- 1/4 cup fresh oregano ditto
- 1 tbsp lemon zest
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- Salt and pepper
- 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh dill
- Avocado Dip Base
Grate zucchini using the large holes of a box grater, and place them in a colander set in the sink. Toss with half a teaspoon of salt, and leave them aside for 10 minutes.
Then, wring zucchini dry in a clean kitchen towel to remove moisture, and place them in a big bowl. Add the egg, garlic, basil, oregano, lemon zest, onion powder, salt, and pepper, and mix well.
Slowly add the flour and stir, but make sure you do not create lumps.
In a large sauté pan, heat 2 tablespoons coconut or olive oil over medium-high heat until it sizzles when you drop a bit of the zucchini mixture.
Next, start dropping about 2 tablespoons zucchini mixture into pan carefully, and make sure you leave a few inches between the fritters. Cook them until they are golden, for a few minutes. Turn them, and cook for a few more mixtures.
Over medium heat, cook fritters until golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Turn fritters, and continue cooking until golden, 2 to 3 minutes more. Then, transfer them to a plate, set them aside.
Mix the ingredients of the avocado dill dip, and enjoy your delicious zucchini fritters!