Get ready . . . these Gluten-FREE, healthy green fritters will blow your mind. The recipe yields 7 medium-sized fritters, and . . . well . . . we polished them off in one day! I was hoping to pack one or two for my lunch the next day, but they went way too quickly! Needless to say, Zucchini Quinoa Fritters will definitely be a new staple in our house! They're crunchy on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside, and packed with tons of nutritious and hearty ingredients. Each fritter is loaded with shredded zucchini which is about as low-cal as it gets, plus it's a Vitamin C and nutrient powerhouse! The added quinoa is amazing because it provides protein and fiber, and it's gluten-free! I figured I may as well sneak in some ground flaxseeds too for a boost of healthy fats. Once we have those fab, healthy ingredients, we just need to add in the lemon, thyme, and Parmesan for some extra deliciousness and garnish with my Honey Lemon Yogurt Sauce! Whip up these fritters and you're all set for a perfect brunch side-dish or a snack! I can't wait to make these for my next Sunday brunch with the ladies. I know they'll be a huge hit!
There is one MAJOR key to success with these Zucchini Quinoa Fritters: Make sure your zucchini is completely DRY before you mix it with your other ingredients and make your patties. Otherwise you will end up with soggy fritters, and no one wants that! Zucchini is 95% water, so it will take a bit of effort to get the shredded zukes totally dry. After you shred the zucchini, just put it in a mesh strainer and allow the water to empty into a bowl below. You'll be amazed how much strains without you even pushing it (and how bright green it is!)! Then pat it down with paper towels, or roll the zucchini up into a paper towel and wring it out. When most of the moisture is out, move forward with the rest of the ingredients!
4 medium zucchinis - shredded (with a box grater or food processor)
1 cup cooked quinoa
1/2 cup freshly shaved parmesan cheese
1 tbsp ground flaxseeds
1/2 tsp thyme
Zest of 1/2 lemon
Salt & pepper to taste
1 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
Honey-Lemon Yogurt Sauce
1/2 cup honey-flavored greek yogurt
Juice of 1/4 lemon
Zest of 1/2 lemon
1 tbsp chopped chives
Makes 7 medium fritters.
Who's ready to make this fresh, light, super healthy recipe!? Try it now, and then make them again for St. Patty's Day!! Can't wait to hear what you think!
July 28th, 2016
December 6, 2016
Lindsay is a Holistic Nutritionist who lives for a great meal, a beautiful farmers market, daily matcha lattes, and homemade chocolate chip cookies. Weeknight Bite is Lindsay's happy place where her nutrition practice, simple recipes, and wellness tips come together to inspire you to live a healthy, balanced life.