PARTNER POST: May 26 is National Pinot Grigio Day. We’re celebrating with Cavit Wines by sharing refreshing spring and summer recipes that pair perfectly with Pinot Grigio.
These vegan zucchini fritters are loaded with favorite Indian spices and can be served in a pita sandwich or on their own as an appetizer.
Summer is fast approaching and we have seen a glimpse of summer in our neck of woods with sweltering temperatures for the past couple of days. When I think of summer, I think of the fresh produce the warmer weather brings. Zucchini, tomato, peppers and basil are the few veggies that come to my mind. So today, I made some simple and delicious Vegan Zucchini fritters that are perfect to serve with some Pinot Grigio.
Most of the zucchini fritter recipes I saw online had a few eggs for binding in the recipe. Then I found a few that used chickpea flour instead of the egg and that sounded like the perfect substitute for me. I added some rice flour too to give the fritter a slightly crispy texture.
I wanted to give my zucchini fritters a little bit of Indian flavor, so I added cayenne pepper, ground cumin, ground coriander and some chopped fresh cilantro. You can change up the flavor and make it southwestern inspired by adding chili powder, cumin and cilantro. Or make it Greek style by adding fresh dill, fresh mint and feta cheese (fritters won’t be vegan anymore).
These fritters are great to make all summer long. Perfect for a snack or a light meal. I stuffed them inside a wholewheat pita along with some baby spinach and some vegan yogurt. My husband had his fritters with some green chutney, ketchup and of course some Pinot Grigio. May 26th is National Pinot Grigio day and summer is the perfect time to enjoy this refreshing and zesty white wine.
- 2 Medium Zucchini
- 2 tbsp Onion, finely chopped
- 1 Garlic clove, finely minced
- ¼ tsp Cayenne Pepper (optional)
- ¼ tsp Ground Cumin
- ½ tsp Ground Coriander
- ½ cup Chickpea flour
- 3~4 tbsp rice flour
- To taste Salt Pepper
- 3 tbsp Cilantro, finely chopped
- Grate zucchini on the large side of a box grater. Place in a mixing bowl along with 1tsp of salt and let sit for 10 minutes.
- After 10 minutes, squeeze out all the water that