Vegan Zucchini Fritters (Gluten Free)

By Jessica Hylton - - Updated

These Vegan Zucchini Fritters are gluten free, crisp on the outside and soft and flavourful on the inside! All in under 30 minutes.

Top down shot of vegan zucchini fritters on parchment.

 

*Drumroll please* Happy first day of SUMMER! I feel as if I have been counting down to this day my whole…year. Yes, actually. As if you needed one, you now have the perfect excuse to wear flip flops everywhere, make beach references and eat endless amounts of summer fruits and veggies. Speaking of summer veggies, these vegan zucchini fritters aka vegan courgette fritters, better be on your list.  They are definitely on the list of perfect crispy soft summer meals, all made in under 30 minutes.
 

Top down shot of vegan zucchini fritters on a baking tray with sauce on the side.

It would be a shame not to make these vegan zucchini fritters, given how simple they are. First, grate the zucchini, squeezing out as much water as possible. Then, mix all the ingredients, and put them in the pan. Simple. The key is squeezing the water out of the zucchini, which is up to 95% water content. This will ensure that your fritters are nice and crispy on the outside, but still soft and oh so incredibly delicious on the inside. Just reading this, I’m getting hungry all over again, and I’ve had this three meals in a row. Oops.

Vegan zucchini fritters on parchment paper with a bowl of sauce on the side.

Aside from the incredibly taste, vegan zucchini fritters kind of seemed like a must share. A summer meal not requiring an oven, check, that literally looks like summer, check, that is really, really easy to make. Check. Making them gluten free was definitely a must too, because everyone should be able to eat these, as was making them vegan. I usually use coconut flour as a thickener, so it only made sense to use it here.   They were so good that I had to resist devouring them right out of the pan. Okay okay, I definitely had a few out of the pan. But look at them; can you really blame me?!

Overhead shot of vegan zucchini fritters with a black  of sauce on the side.

I’m not sure if it’s these fritters, or zucchinis in general, or just both but we’ve actually been on a slight zucchini binge here. That, and the new season of Orange is the New Black, of course. This is probably the 4th zucchini I’ve grated in a few days, and my husband just picked up 4 more. At this point, I’m not sure who loves them more, me or him. Either way, I’ll be making even more of these fritters throughout summer. Looks like summer, tastes like summer, it must be summer, right?

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A vegan zucchini fritter with sauce on top.

Vegan Zucchini Fritters (Gluten Free)

These Vegan Zucchini Fritters are gluten free, crisp on the outside and soft and flavourful on the inside! All in under 30 minutes.
by: Jessica in the Kitchen
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Course Appetizers, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Ingredients
  • 4 cups grated zucchini + 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 handful parsley chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour + more if needed
  • 2 flax eggs - Learn how to make a flax egg
  • 2 tablespoons coconut or olive oil
  • lime wedges to serve
Instructions

Instructions

  • Add the grated zucchini to a cheesecloth or thin kitchen towel in a colander over your kitchen sink. Sprinkle with the 1 teaspoon of salt and leave to drain for 10 minutes.
  • After ten minutes, squeeze as much liquid out of the zucchini as possible. This is a crucial step to not making your fritters soggy!
  • Add to a bowl and mix in all the other ingredients until just combined.
  • Form fritter balls the size of 2 tablespoons and slightly flatten them on a plate or baking sheet with your fingers until you get about 10.
  • Heat the oil in a pan over high heat. Add the zucchini fritters, leaving some space between each, and cook on each side until golden brown, about 4 minutes. Flip, and cook for another for minutes.
  • Serve with some vegan sour cream, lime crema or vegan greek yogurt and lime wedges to squeeze over. Enjoy!
NOTES
 
  1. 1.This makes 10 fritters. This recipe is gluten free and vegan.
  2. 2.HOW TO STORE
    These fritters can be stored in an air tight tupperware container in the fridge for up to a week.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 20kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Fiber: 1.2g | Sugar: 1g
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  1. Judy M says:

    I’m so excited to find your recipe! I have to be dairy free grain free, and potato free. I tried changing another recipe to fit my dietary needs by using almond flour (instead of cheese). But I kept wondering if I could use coconut flour. Looking forward to making this.

    It’s Chanukah, so I’m hoping this recipe will work better. I need to bring something I can eat to a Chanukah party next week.

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