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Zucchini Corn Fritters with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Need to use up your abundance of garden produce? Zucchini Corn Fritters with Fresh Tomato Sauce requires the most common garden veggies and are simple and scrumptious!

Everyone with a veggie garden or nearby farmer’s market knows how abundant zucchini, tomatoes, and corn are during late summer. Those of us with a home garden practically have it growing out of our ears! As such, we need recipes to use up this beautiful produce.

Enter these crisp and flavorful Zucchini Corn Fritters with Fresh Tomato Sauce! This dish is the perfect lunch or light dinner to showcase your beautiful, bountiful garden. With a crisp outside and a tender, garlicky middle, these little fritters pair perfectly with a fresh, ripe tomato sauce that is 100% no-cook!

Light, easy, and delicious, this recipe is perfect for vegetarians. It will even satisfy the meat eaters in your life due to the freshness of the ingredients. Do yourself a favor and use local produce if you do not have a home garden!

Using the Freshest Produce

Eating locally is one of the easiest ways to promote sustainability in your diet. Every region of the world has its specialties and there are numerous benefits to eating locally. First and foremost, local produce is fresher than imported. If you are purchasing veggies from a farmstand, it is likely that the produce was harvested that day or week. Supermarket produce is often much older.

Second, local produce takes less energy getting to you. There are no international shipments, so it is better for the environment to eat locally. Sustainable farm produce, when done right, can also help the soil become healthier with more nutrients than without farming. It’s great for you, it’s great for the environment, and it’s great for the farmer.

Ingredients in Zucchini Corn Fritters with Fresh Tomato Sauce

  • 2 medium or 1 large zucchini, shredded
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ onion, grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated
  • 1 cup fresh corn kernels
  • ½ cup cornmeal
  • ½ cup gluten-free oat flour
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon oat milk
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • Vegetable oil, for frying

For the Fresh Tomato Sauce:

  • 3 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic, grated
  • ½ cup parsley leaves
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper

How to Make Zucchini Corn Fritters with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Begin with the fritters. Grate your zucchini and place it into a colander set over a bowl. Add the salt and massage it into the zucchini with your fingers. Allow the zucchini to sit as the excess liquid drains into the bowl. Squeeze out the excess liquid until very dry.

Add the grated onion, garlic, corn, cornmeal, oat flour, oat milk, ACV, eggs, melted butter, and the grated zucchini into a bowl. Mix well until a homogenous mixture forms. 

Heat a cast-iron or nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add enough oil to coat the bottom of the pan fully.

Drop ¼ cup spoonfuls of batter into the hot oil. Depending on the size of your pan, you may only fit 2-4 fritters per batch.  

Cook 2-3 minutes per side and flip once golden brown. Once both sides are brown, remove the fritters to a paper towel-lined plate. Repeat with the rest of the batter.

For the tomato sauce, add your tomatoes, garlic, parsley, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper to a bowl. Stir well.

Serve the fritters alongside the fresh tomato sauce. Enjoy!

Zucchini Corn Fritters with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Zucchini Corn Fritters with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Tracy Nawara
Need to use up your abundance of garden produce? Zucchini Corn Fritters with Fresh Tomato Sauce requires the most common garden veggies and are simple and scrumptious!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 10 fritters

Ingredients
  

  • 2 medium zucchini (or 1 large zucchini), shredded
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 onion, grated
  • 1 cup fresh corn kernels
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free oat flour
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp oat milk
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

For the Fresh Tomato Sauce:

  • 3 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • 1/2 cup parsley leaves
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • salt, to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Begin with the fritters. Grate your zucchini and place it into a colander set over a bowl. Add the salt and massage it into the zucchini with your fingers. Allow the zucchini to sit as the excess liquid drains into the bowl. Squeeze out the excess liquid until very dry.
  • Add the grated onion, garlic, corn, cornmeal, oat flour, oat milk, ACV, eggs, melted butter, and the grated zucchini into a bowl. Mix well until a homogenous mixture forms.
  • Heat a cast-iron or nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add enough oil to fully coat the bottom of the pan.
  • Drop ¼ cup spoonfuls of batter into the hot oil. Depending on the size of your pan, you may only fit 2-4 fritters per batch.
  • Cook 2-3 minutes per side and flip once golden brown. Once both sides are brown, remove the fritters to a paper towel-lined plate. Repeat with the rest of the batter.
  • For the tomato sauce, add your tomatoes, garlic, parsley, olive oil, salt, and pepper to a bowl. Stir well.
  • Serve the fritters alongside the fresh tomato sauce. Enjoy!
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