Zucchini-Chickpea Fritters

Number of Servings: 5 (255g)
Active Time: 10 min.
Total Time: 50 min.
Zucchini-Chickpea Fritters

The red onion jam used to top the fritters in this recipe is a delightful condiment for many things, but on these simple fritters, it will make you believe in zucchini again. The chickpea flour used here is a wonderful ingredient to play with and is probably available near the Indian foods section in your grocery story, but if you can’t find it, you can sub in regular flour.

Ingredients

  • Red Onion Jam:

    • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
    • 1 large red onion, thinly sliced
    • ¼ tsp. salt
    • 1 cup water
    • 2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
    • 1 Tbsp. granulated sugar

    Fritters:

    • 1 (15 oz.) can no-salt-added chickpeas, drained and rinsed
    • ½ medium yellow onion, finely chopped
    • 3 cups zucchini, shredded
    • 1½ cups chickpea flour (besan)
    • ½ tsp. kosher salt
    • Cooking spray

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. In a heavy skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and sprinkle with the ¼ teaspoon of salt. Cook until tender (5-7 minutes).
  3. Add the water and cook until the onion is soft and the water has cooked off (10-12 minutes). Stir in the vinegar and sugar and cook until the vinegar has cooked off (2-3 minutes)
  4. Pulse the chickpeas in a food processor until they form a thick paste. Mix well with the yellow onion and zucchini. Form 10 patties.
  5. Whisk together the garbanzo bean flour and the salt on a large plate. Gently dredge each cake in the flour.
  6. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Coat with non-stick cooking spray. Cook cakes 2 to 3 minutes on each side, or until golden. Transfer the cakes to a baking sheet.
  7. When all the cakes are cooked, bake 10 to 15 minutes more, until dark gold. Serve hot with the red onion jam.

 

Nutrition Facts

5 servings per container

Serving Size 255g

Amount per serving
Calories 265
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 380mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 8g 29%
Total Sugars 11g
Includes 3g Added Sugars 6%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 19g
Protein 12g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 60.8mg 4%
Iron 3.2mg 15%
Potassium 640mg 15%
Vitamin A 8.7mcg 2%
Vitamin C 17mg 20%
Vitamin E 0.9mg 6%
Vitamin K 9.5mcg 8%
Thiamin 0.3mg 15%
Riboflavin 0.1mg 8%
Niacin 2.1mg 15%
Vitamin B6 0.4mg 25%
Folate 234mcg 59%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Biotin 1.4mcg 4%
Chloride 10.3mg 0%
Pantothenate 0.5mg 20%
Phosphorus 214.1mg 15%
Iodine 0.8mcg 0%
Magnesium 88.5mg 20%
Zinc 1.9mg 20%
Selenium 4.6mcg 10%
Copper 0.5mg 60%
Manganese 1.2mg 50%
Chromium 0mcg 0%
Molybdenum 49.3mcg 110%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Ingredients

Zucchini Squash, Chickpeas, Water, Onion, Chickpea Flour, Red Wine Vinegar, Olive Oil, Sugar, Cooking Spray (canola Oil (adds A Trivial Amount Of Fat), Palm Oil (adds A Trivial Amount Of Fat), Coconut Oil (adds A Trivial Amount Of Fat), Lecithin From Soybeans (non Stick Agent), Dimethyl Silicone (for Anti-foaming), Rosemary Extract (preservative)), Salt.

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