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Vegan Zucchini Corn Fritters (GF)

posted by Melissa Huggins March 21, 2016 3 Comments
These Vegan Zucchini Corn Fritters are packed with flavor and are gluten-free. They can be enjoyed as an appetizer, side dish or snack.
Vegan Zucchini Fritters

These Vegan Zucchini Corn Fritters are packed with flavor and are gluten-free. They can be enjoyed as an appetizer, side dish or snack.

These Vegan Zucchini Corn Fritters are packed with flavor and are gluten-free. They can be enjoyed as an appetizer, side dish or snack.
If you are looking for a quick and easy appetizer that screams deliciousness, you have landed in the right place! These Vegan Zucchini Corn Fritters are packed with flavor and are a real crowd pleaser. These babies will get devoured quickly, so make sure to save some for yourself.

These delicious vegan zucchini corn fritters are lightly pan-fried over medium-heat, and I only use just enough coconut oil to lightly brown them. If you need to cook with oil, coconut oil is one of the best to use, because it has a high smoke point. Many oils turn rancid during the heating process and that shouldn’t be consumed. If you don’t like coconut oil, you can use grapeseed or avocado oil, because they also have a high smoke point.

To make these gluten-free, I just swapped out all-purpose flour, for a gluten-free variety. Easy-Peasy!

These Vegan Zucchini Corn Fritters are packed with flavor and are gluten-free. They can be enjoyed as an appetizer, side dish or snack.Along with the zucchini and corn, I added some fresh basil, red bell pepper, lemon juice, nutritional yeast and green onion. This combination really takes the flavor to another level (In my humble opinion).

I made a creamy ranch dip for these fritters, but they are really delicious on their own. To add some heat, sprinkle some crushed red pepper on top.

These Vegan Zucchini Corn Fritters are packed with flavor and are gluten-free. They can be enjoyed as an appetizer, side dish or snack.O.K, let’s get this party started!

These Vegan Zucchini Corn Fritters are packed with flavor and are gluten-free. They can be enjoyed as an appetizer, side dish or snack.

Since we don’t need chicken eggs to keep ingredients together, let’s prepare healthy flax eggs to do the exact same thing. For 2 flax eggs, add 2 tablespoons of ground flax to 6 tablespoons of water. Let is sit for 10-15 minutes until it forms a sticky egg-like consistency. Voila! No need to harm animals to make scrumptious food!

While your “eggs” are gellin’, you can make the über delicious and creamy ranch dip. In a small bowl, mix the vegan mayo, milk, onion powder, dill, garlic powder, parsley, lemon juice and salt. Pop in fridge to chill.

Now, line a colander with a clean dish towel or paper towels and set it over your sink or a plate. Grate your zucchini using a julienne peeler, box grater or food processor. Add the zucchini to the colander and sprinkle with salt. This will make those zucchini sweat! Gently toss and let the zucchini sit for 10-15 minutes.

Now pick up your towel and squeeze the excess water out. This will keep your fritters from getting soggy. In a large bowl; mix prepared zucchini, corn, red bell pepper, fresh basil, green onion, gluten-free flour, corn meal, flax eggs, lemon juice, nutritional yeast salt, unsweetened almond milk, pepper and spices. Combine well.

These Vegan Zucchini Corn Fritters are packed with flavor and are gluten-free. They can be enjoyed as an appetizer, side dish or snack.Heat coconut oil in a large pan on medium heat. When heated, Scoop out a 1/4 cup of mixture for each fritter and place in the pan. Flatten with the back of the cup to form a pancake shape. Leave a little space in between each one. Cook until light golden brown, about 3-4 minutes each side. Transfer to a paper towel to blot excess oil. Repeat until all the mixture is used up and add a little more oil, when you start a new batch.

Now it’s game time! Enjoy!

Serves 3-4

Vegan Zucchini-Corn Fritters

These Vegan Zucchini Corn Fritters are packed with flavor and are gluten-free. They can be enjoyed as an appetizer, side dish or snack.

15 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

35 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

2 tablespoons ground flax seed + 6 tablespoons filtered water
2 medium zucchini shredded
2-4 tablespoons coconut oil for frying (add more if needed)
1/3 cup green onion, finely chopped
1/3 cup fresh basil, finely chopped
1/2 cup red bell pepper, diced
1 cup fresh or frozen corn
1/3 cup corn meal (Non-GMO)
2 teaspoons lemon juice
6 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk (or any non-dairy milk)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
Salt & Pepper to taste
2 tsp lemon juice
Dill Dipping Sauce:
1/4 cup vegan mayo
2 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk. (or any plant-based milk)
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon dill, dried or fresh
1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Instructions

  1. To prepare the 2 flax eggs, add 2 tablespoons of ground flax to 6 tablespoons of water. Let is sit for 10-15 minutes until it forms a sticky egg-like consistency.
  2. For the ranch dip; In a small bowl, mix the vegan mayo, milk, onion powder, dill, garlic powder, parsley, lemon juice and salt. Pop in fridge.
  3. Now line a colander with a clean dish towel or paper towels, and set it over your sink or a plate. Grate your zucchini using a julienne peeler, box grater or food processor. Add the zucchini to the colander and sprinkle with salt. This will make the zucchini sweat. Gently toss and let the zucchini sit for 10-15 minutes. Now, pick up your towel and squeeze the excess water out. This will keep you fritters from getting soggy.
  4. In a large bowl, mix prepared zucchini, corn, red bell pepper, fresh basil, green onion, gluten-free flour, corn meal, flax eggs, lemon juice, nutritional yeast salt, unsweetened almond milk, pepper and spices. Combine well.
  5. Heat coconut oil in a large pan on medium heat. Scoop out a 1/4 cup of mixture for each fritter and place in the pan. Flatten with the back of the cup to form a pancake shape. Leave a little space in between each one. Cook until light golden brown, about 3-4 minutes each side. Transfer to a paper towel to blot excess oil. Repeat until all the mixture is used up and add a little more oil when you start a new batch.
Recipe Type: Appetizer

Notes

Makes about 9-10 fritters

If you don't have ground flax, you can grind up whole flax seed in a coffee grinder.

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These Vegan Zucchini Corn Fritters are packed with flavor and are gluten-free. They can be enjoyed as an appetizer, side dish or snack.
If you make these Vegan Zucchini Corn Fritters, I’d love to hear from you. Leave a comment below and let me know what you think. It would really make my day. You can also follow me on Instagram and share your creation with me, Just tag me @veganhuggs and hashtag #veganhuggs.

If you are looking for more corn recipes, you might be interested in this Potato Leek Corn Chowder. It’s hearty, healthy, sweet and satisfying. It would pair nicely with these fritters, too.

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These Vegan Zucchini Corn Fritters are packed with flavor and are gluten-free. They can be enjoyed as an appetizer, side dish or snack.

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3 Comments

Sydney August 11, 2016 at 9:56 am

I LOVE THIS RECIPE!! Took a while because I don’t have a shredder or a dicer, but they look, smell, and taste delicious! Dipping sauce is delicious and easy too!

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mhuggs August 11, 2016 at 1:02 pm

Hi Sydney, thank you for making this recipe and for your feedback. It’s always nice to hear. I’m so glad you liked them. 🙂

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