Zucchini-Chickpea Fritters

Number of Servings: 5 (179 G)
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cook 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
    • 1/2 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
    • 3 cups zucchini, shredded
    • 1 1/2 cups chickpea flour (besan)
    • 1/2 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

8 servings per container

Serving Size 179G

Amount per serving
Calories 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.5g 7%
Saturated Fat 0.5g 3%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 320mg 13%
Potassium 365mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 9%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Total Sugars 8g
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 14g
Protein 9g
Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin C 15%
Calcium 4%
Iron 8%
Vitamin D 0%
Vitamin E 2%
Vitamin K 8%
Thiamin 8%
Riboflavin 4%
Niacin 4%
Vitamin B6 15%
Folate 30%
Vitamin B12 0%
Biotin 0%
Chloride 6%
Pantothenate 2%
Phosphorus 10%
Iodine 0%
Magnesium 15%
Zinc 6%
Selenium 4%
Copper 15%
Manganese 40%
Chromium 0%
Molybdenum 10%

* 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.


Chickpeas, Zucchini Squash, Water, Onion, Chickpea Flour, Red Wine Vinegar, Olive Oil, Sugar, Kosher Salt, Salt, Cooking Spray (canola Oil (adds A Trivial Amount Of Fat), Lecithin From Soybeans, Phosphated Mono- And Diglycerides, Dimethyl Silicone (for Anti-foaming), Rosemary Extract (preservative), Propellant).

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