Zucchini-Chickpea Fritters

Number of Servings: 5 (255 g)
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.


  • 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


    • 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


  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 255 g

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.


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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