Zucchini Corn Fritters with Black Bean Salsa are a healthy and easy vegetarian option for dinner. They’re dairy-free and can easily be made gluten-free as well!
I hope you guys aren’t tired of zucchini recipes yet because I’ve got one more for you!
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Healthy 1 Minute Flourless Chocolate Cake from The Big Man’s World. Just one minute is all you need to make this decadent and fudgy chocolate treat!
Shredded Zucchini Breakfast Pizza for One from Immaeathat. Pizza for breakfast?! Sign me up!
I chose to make zucchini corn fritters because well, I love a good fritter! And corn. :)
I tried to make them as easy as possible by using one bowl and a list of fairly simple ingredients. They’re made from shredded zucchini, corn, eggs, breadcrumbs, and a few seasonings.
I used whole wheat panko breadcrumbs because they give the fritters a nice firm texture but you can easily substitute gluten-free panko breadcrumbs to make them gluten-free. I also tried using roughly ground oats and they were still good but I thought they were much better with the panko breadcrumbs so I highly recommend using those if you can find them.
The black bean salsa is also super easy! It’s made by stirring together one can of drained and rinsed black beans and one jar of your favorite salsa in a medium sized pot.
Then while that warms over low heat, you cook the fritters in a large skillet for about 4-5 minutes on each side, until light golden brown.
Depending on how many you can fit in your pan at a time, the whole recipe should come together in about 30 minutes. Read More