September  9, 2020
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Photo by Happy as a Yam
  • Prep time 10 minutes
  • Cook time 10 minutes
  • Makes 6
Author Notes

Ditch your fork and knife, you’ll want to stuff your face full of these little Vegan Zucchini Fritters. I decided to keep them chunky with zucchini, spinach and chickpeas and OMG they were so delicious! Add in some aromatic Indian spices and cucumber raita then you have a great a power combo that will keep you going throughout any workout or activity. Just wow! Needless to say, these little gems were just light yet filling and full of awesome. —Happy as a Yam

What You'll Need
  • Fritter Ingredients
  • 2 cups zucchini , grated
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup onion , grated
  • 3 cloves garlic , minced
  • 2 cups spinach , chopped
  • 1 can (14oz or 398 ml) chickpeas
  • 1/2 cup corn meal
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • pinch salt and pepper
  • Cucumber Raita (Indian Cucumber Salad) Ingredients
  • 1 cup english cucumber , finely cubed
  • 1 cup vegan plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh dill
  • 1 clove garlic , pressed
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 cayenne
  • salt
  1. Heat a frying pan over medium heat add coconut oil, zucchini, onion, and garlic. Sauté for 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently, or until soft. Then, add spinach until wilted approximately 2-3 minutes. Strain then gently dry with a paper towel to remove any excess water.
  2. To a large mixing bowl, add chickpeas and mash with a potato masher or the back of a fork until your chickpeas are uniform. Then, add your sautéed veggies, corn meal and seasoning. Roll up your sleeves and get in with your hands to produce a well-combined mixture. It should tacky yet mouldable mixture. Add more corn meal as needed.
  3. Form into 1-inch-thick by 4 in in diameter patties.
  4. Over a medium high heat, add oil to the pan. Then, when it sizzles add in your fritters to without crowding. Fry until brown, approx. 4 minutes on each side
  5. In a small bowl, add all your ingredients for the Cucumber Raita.
  6. Top raita over your fritters and serve!

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