Looking to add more veggies to your meals? Try these delicious, veggie packed fritters!

This recipe is a versatile delight, perfect for a tasty starter, brunch, a light lunch, or a refreshing snack on a warm day. The fritters feature a blend of zucchini, finely chopped broccoli, and red onion, creating a dish that effortlessly combines simplicity, crispy textures, and a medley of flavors.

And not only do they taste great, they are nutritious and full of fresh veggies!

Ingredients

makes 8-10 fritters

image shows fritter ingredients in a flat lay

For the fritters:

  • 1 medium zucchini, grated
  • 1 cup broccoli, finely chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil for frying

For the yoghurt sauce:

  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method

  1. Grate the zucchini and use a clean cloth or some paper towel to remove the excess water.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the grated zucchini, chopped broccoli, red onion, beaten eggs, salt, and pepper. Mix well to form a thick batter.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together yogurt, tahini, minced garlic, lemon juice, salt, and pepper until well combined.
  4. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  5. Scoop 1/4 cup of the fritter mixture into the skillet, flattening it with a spatula. Cook each side until golden brown and crispy (about 2-3 minutes per side). Repeat until all fritters are cooked.

To serve, arrange the zucchini and broccoli fritters on a plate and drizzle with the Tahini Yogurt Sauce. If you wish you can garnish the fritters with chopped herbs.

Pro tips

Freshness First: Select the freshest zucchini and broccoli to elevate the overall culinary experience. The vibrancy of the ingredients enhances the dish’s visual appeal and taste.

Cooling Touch: Ensure all ingredients are chilled before crafting your fritter batter. The coolness enhances the refreshing taste, creating a delightful contrast between the crispy exterior and the interior.

Play with the sauce ingredients: Everyone has a preference with the acidic flavours. It is better to start with the basic amounts and build up depending on your individual taste.

Personalize with Garnishes: Elevate your fritters with personalized garnishes. Whether it’s extra red onion for a zesty kick or a sprinkle of fresh herbs, let your creativity shine.

Health benefits

Let’s take a look the health benefits of the star ingredients of this tasty dish.

Zucchini: This low-calorie vegetable is a nutritional powerhouse. Rich in antioxidants, particularly vitamin C and A, zucchini supports a healthy immune system and promotes radiant skin. Its high water content also aids in hydration, making it an excellent choice for those looking to stay refreshed.

Broccoli: Known for its cancer-fighting properties, broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable that’s loaded with vitamins, minerals, and fiber. It’s an excellent source of vitamin K, which is crucial for bone health, and vitamin C, which boosts collagen production for healthy skin.

Tahini: Made from sesame seeds, tahini adds a creamy and nutty flavour to the sauce. It’s a good source of healthy fats, including omega-3 fatty acids, which support heart health. Additionally, tahini provides essential minerals like magnesium, which is vital for muscle function and bone health.

Yogurt: The base of this delectable sauce, yogurt, is a probiotic powerhouse. Packed with beneficial bacteria, it promotes a healthy gut microbiome, aiding in digestion and supporting overall immune function. Calcium and protein in yogurt also contribute to strong bones and muscles.

 

In just a few easy steps, you’ll have a plate full of golden-brown fritters bursting with flavour and a creamy tahini yogurt sauce to elevate the meal. Not only are these fritters a treat for your taste buds, but they also provide a wholesome dose of essential nutrients to keep you feeling your best. Enjoy the crispy delight of these zucchini and broccoli fritters and savour the goodness with every bite!

images shows two fritters on a bed of baby spinach with a white sauce