Healthy recipe: zucchini and corn fritters


Irresistibly crispy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside, these donuts are not only delicious, but also packed with fiber-rich vegetables and nutritionally beneficial spices. The “dough” is made of zucchini, chickpeas and corn – all held together by eggs and almond flour. To add an extra kick of flavor, we like to pair them with a sriracha-yogurt sauce. Luckily, these donuts only take 20 minutes to make, so they can be ready whenever you need a quick snack or an easy meal.

6 servings

20 minutes of preparation

13 ingredients

  • 1 cup chickpea puree
  • 1 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • ½ teaspoon of pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons sriracha sauce (optional, see chef’s advice)
  • ¾ cup plain Greek yogurt
  1. In a large bowl, combine the zucchini, chickpeas, corn, eggs, ground almonds, parsley, salt, pepper, turmeric and cumin.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a sauté pan over medium-high heat. Using a 2 tbsp spoon, spread the donuts out in the pan, cook for about 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together sriracha and yogurt. Serve with donuts.
Chef’s tips

If you don’t have sriracha on hand, you can also substitute a teaspoon or two of your favorite hot sauce.

For a less spicy sauce: Decrease the amount of sriracha added to the yogurt. Try adding ½ tablespoon at a time until you reach your desired heat level. Alternatively, these donuts can be served with plain yogurt, pesto, or a dip of your choice.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

Calories: 359; Fat: 20g; Saturated fat: 3g; Polyunsaturated fat: 2g; Monounsaturated fat: 4g; Carbohydrates: 33g; Sugar: 7g; Fiber: 7g; Protein: 17g; Sodium: 417mg

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This recipe was originally posted on Cook for Your Life. It is used with permission.


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