Zucchini Fritters

These cute little gluten-free fritters take care of that over abundance of summer squash in your garden and add a low calorie addition to any meal! They also make great appetizers for the upcoming holiday season!



  • 2 cups of shredded zucchini (about 2 large zucchini)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons ground flax + 1/4 cup water
  • 1 white onion, diced small
  • 3 garlic cloves, pressed with your knife and minced
  • 1 1/2 cups (one 14-ounce can) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup chickpea flour
  • 1/3 cup fresh dill, minced




Preheat your oven to 375

Shred your zucchini and then transfer in batches to a clean kitchen towel and squeeze water out.

Combine the flax and water and stir. Allow to sit for 5 minutes or so. This is our flax "egg" and a really great binder.

To a hot pan, add the onion and begin your dry saute. Bring the heat down to medium-high and continually stir. Add a few drops of water to deglaze if the onions begin to stick.

Add in the garlic and cook for another 45-60 seconds, until fragrant.

Now, add the zucchini and cook for 5-7 minutes, trying to cook as much water out as you can. If the fritter mixture is too wet, it will not hold together.

Add the chickpeas to a large mixing bowl and press them with a potato masher or the back of a fork. No need to puree, make sure you have some texture.

Transfer the zucchini and onion mixture to the chickpea bowl, add the flax egg, chickpea flour and salt / pepper to taste. Mix well with your hands. Finally fold in the fresh dill.

Place mixture in the fridge to chill for at least one hour to overnight.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and pick off an amount that feels somewhere in between a golf ball and a softball size. Roll in your hands, and gently press to flatten a little.

Bake for 15 minutes. Flip and bake an additional 10 minutes.

To freeze: Batch cook and allow to cool. Store in freezer safe container for 3 months.

Makes 20-22

Serve with Tzatziki and enjoy!


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Posted by David on
I had these today. Very tasty! Enjoyed them with the tzatziki. Yummy! I don't have the best oven so it took about an hour. I would cook each side for 15min twice. They didn't dry out. For the tzatziki I used non dairy coconut milk yogurt.
Posted by caryn on
Thanks for the feedback, David! So happy you liked both the fritters and the tzatziki!
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