Mini Zucchini Fritters

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15 minutes
10 minutes
Mini Zucchini Fritters

These Mini Zucchini Fritters are the perfect healthy holiday appetizer! They are moist in the inside, crispy on the outside, and pack a flavorful nutrition punch. Serve with tzatziki sauce (made with dill and cucumbers) as the perfect Mediterranean-inspired holiday bite. 


What (your ingredients):

2 cups grated zucchini

1 15-oz. can chickpeas, drained and rinsed

¼ yellow onion, diced

1 clove garlic, minced

Juice of ½ lemon

1 egg

¼ cup plain Greek yogurt

¾ cup breadcrumbs

¼ teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon olive oil for sautéing


How (your directions):

Place grated zucchini in a cheesecloth, nut milk bag, or paper towels and squeeze out all the liquid.

Add grated zucchini to a food processor, along with the drained and rinsed chickpeas, diced yellow onion, minced garlic clove, lemon juice, egg, Greek yogurt, breadcrumbs, and salt.

Pulse 5-10 times until mixture is combined but still has some texture.

Form into 16-18 small patties and place on a platter.  Place in fridge for 5-7 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat.

Add mini zucchini fritters to the pan and cook on each side, approximately 3 minutes per side.

Serve over a bed of Bibb lettuce with tzatziki sauce on the side.

Why (the science):  Zucchini is high in vitamin A, which supports healthy vision and a healthy immune system.  Onions and garlic reduce your risk of cancer, and chickpeas are a great source of satisfying protein and fiber.