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Zucchini Fritters with Fire Roasted Tomato Spread
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
40 mins
These little zucchini fritters are delightful vegetarian savory pancakes that make a delicious appetizer or entrée with a side salad.
Course: Entrées, Side Dishes, Appetizers/Snacks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Vegetarian, Lunch
Servings: 4 makes 8 fritters
Calories: 219 kcal
  • 1 pound zucchini grated
  • ¼ cup grated onion
  • ¾ cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 ounces ricotta salata or feta cheese
  • olive oil, for pan frying
Fire-Roasted Tomato Spread
  • Olive oil
  • ¼ onion minced
  • 1 clove garlic minced optional
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 (14-ounce) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons torn basil leaves
  1. To make the fire-roasted tomato spread, pre-heat a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add a drizzle of olive oil along with the onion and sauté for a few minutes. Add the garlic and Italian seasoning and sauté for one more minute. Then add the fire-roasted tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, honey and salt. Bring the mixture to a boil and lower the heat. Simmer for 15 minutes, until the mixture thickens. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper and stir in the torn basil leaves.
  2. Place the grated zucchini in a clean kitchen towel. Twist the towel to squeeze as much water out of the zucchini as possible.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the zucchini, grated onion, flour, baking powder, Parmesan cheese, eggs, oregano, salt and pepper. Let the mixture rest for 10 minutes.

  4. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Cover the bottom of the pan with olive oil. Drop ¼-cup portions of the zucchini mixture into the heated oil and fry for about 2 to 3 minutes on each side until golden brown.
  5. Spoon some of the fire-roasted tomato spread on the zucchini fritters and sprinkle some of the ricotta salata or feta cheese over top. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
Zucchini Fritters with Fire Roasted Tomato Spread
Amount Per Serving (1 of 4 portions)
Calories 219 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 18mg6%
Sodium 1201mg50%
Potassium 456mg13%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 857IU17%
Vitamin C 24mg29%
Calcium 212mg21%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.