Zucchini Quinoa Fritters

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If you haven’t noticed yet, I love zucchini. Also, I prefer quinoa over rice – I enjoy the texture more! These Zucchini Quinoa Fritters are the perfect side dish. Check out the recipe below.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup quinoa
  • ¼ cup onion, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 cups grated zucchini, as much water squeezed out as possible
  • 2 tsp. dried oregano
  • ½ cup flour (I used white rice flour!)
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • Salt & pepper

 

Directions

 

  1. Combine the quinoa and 1 cup water in a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until cooked, about 12 minutes.
  2. Heat a skillet over medium heat and add the onion. Cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic clove, dried oregano and dill. Set aside and let cool slightly.
  3. Grate the zucchini using a box grater or food processor. Place in a large bowl and squeeze out as much water as possible.
  4. Place the grated zucchini back in the bowl and add in the cooked quinoa, onion and herb mixture, flour, baking powder, lemon juice and a generous pinch salt/pepper.
  5. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and add 2 teaspoons of oil.
  6. Grab a hand full of the zucchini mixture (about ⅓ cup) and form into a patty.
  7. Place in the skillet and let cook 3-4 minutes until golden brown, flip and cook another 2-3 minutes on the either side.

 

Enjoy!

 

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