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Broccoli and Zucchini Fritters
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Broccoli and Zucchini Fritters

Steamed broccoli and grated zucchini come together with flavorful onions, aromatic garlic, and red bell peppers are pan-fried to make delicious crispy fritters.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 438kcal
Author Ligia Lugo

Ingredients

  • 1 head of broccoli
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini
  • 1 cup tofu
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (use gluten-free if needed)
  • 2 chickpea egg (flaxseed egg works the same)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ red onion
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • ½ red bell pepper
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ground pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Chop the broccoli head into florets. Cook broccoli in a steamer until is fork-tender. After that, slightly mash it.
    Broccoli and Zucchini Fritters mash broccoli
  • Chop onion, red bell pepper and garlic in small pieces. Sauté them until onion is translucent and pepper is tender.
    Broccoli and Zucchini Fritters Cook Vegetables
  • In a big bowl, add mashed broccoli, sauté veggies and shredded zucchini. Stir to combine.
    Broccoli and Zucchini Fritters
  • In a different bowl mashed tofu until a ricotta cheese consistency, use a stick blender if necessary. Add mashed tofu to the big bowl.
    Broccoli and Zucchini Fritters stir tofu
  • Prepare the chickpea egg by whisking 2 tbsp of chickpea flour with 4 tbsp of water. Add salt, ground pepper and nutritional yeast. Add the chickpea egg to the big bowl and stir to combine.
    Broccoli and Zucchini Fritters
  • Finally, add flour and stir again to get a smooth paste.
    Broccoli and Zucchini Fritters
  • Using your hands, form the fritters.
    Broccoli and Zucchini Fritters
  • Heat a skillet and drizzle a tbsp of olive oil. Cook fritters on medium heat until golden brown
    Broccoli and Zucchini Fritters
  • Keep left-overs in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
    Broccoli and Zucchini Fritters

Nutrition

Calories: 438kcal | Carbohydrates: 79g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 353mg | Potassium: 935mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 1649IU | Vitamin C: 187mg | Calcium: 206mg | Iron: 6mg