This is a post from last fall, but I thought I’d repost for those of you who will soon be in the same boat I will be in with a LOAD of zucchini that needs to be utilized. These are just a delicious summer / fall dish ~ cold or warm. Easy to pull together for hors d’oeuvres or as a side dish.
ZUCCHINI QUINOA FRITTERS with CURRY HONEY YOGURT SAUCE
These are fantastic as an accompaniment to salad entrees, grilled veggies or proteins, topped with an egg, crumbled into a wrap – you name it! We have a couple of versions you can try – And the toppings are outstanding!!
Make approximately 12-14 patties.
- 2 C organic zucchini, shredded with skin
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 C cooked quinoa
- 1/2 C flour
- 1/4 C corn meal
- 1/3 C parmesan cheese or pecorino, shredded (feta is a good option too!)
- 2 large organic eggs
- 1/2 C onion, diced
- 4-5 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 T yellow curry, plus more for sauce
- 1/4 C fresh organic dill, chopped
- 1/4 C organic cilantro, chopped (or parsley)
- extra virgin olive oil
- 1 C Greek yogurt
- 2-3 T hot honey (or regular honey)
- 1-1/2 tsp cumin
- 1-1/2 tsp curry
- 1 tsp lime zest
- 1 T lime juice
- salt & fresh ground black pepper
Shred zucchini, place in strainer and toss with salt. Let sit for 15 min. Rinse. With cheese cloth or kitchen towel, squeeze all the liquid from zucchini. Set aside. Mix quinoa, flour, corn meal, parmesan, eggs, onion, garlic, curry, dill and cilantro until well incorporated. This is a loose mixture but comes together when you form patties. Make rounds about 2-1/2 ” in diameter. In a pan on medium heat, use about 2 T olive oil per six patties. Brown on each side until golden (about 5 minutes per side) then place on platter. Salt & pepper. Repeat until done. While patties are cooking mix yogurt, honey, cumin, curry, lime zest and juice until well incorporated. Serve patties warm OR cold with sauce.
GOOD ALTERNATIVES TO CURRY: If you’re not into curry, try this version: Replace curry with a 1/3 cup mixed fresh herbs (basil, parsley, oregano, thyme) and replace the lime zest and juice for lemon zest and juice. For the sauce, replace curry with Italian seasoning and lemon instead of lime. You can also serve this version of Italian seasoned patties with a marinara sauce. Delicious anyway you go!