Corn Fritters With Spicy Zucchini Salsa

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Corn Fritters With Spicy Zucchini Salsa
 
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: Appetizer, Vegetarian Side
Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 1.5 cups cherry tomatoes, halved lengthwise
  • 1.5 cups diced zucchini
  • 1 medium red onion, diced, divided
  • 3 large cloves garlic
  • 1 jalapeno chile, seeded and diced
  • ½ tsp sea salt, divided
  • 1.5 tbsp olive oil and olive oil cooking spray
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro, divided
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice, divided
  • 1 cup oat flour (1 cup oats, processed into flour)**
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups corn kernals
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 400 F
  2. In a bowl or 1 litre measuring cup, combine tomatoes, zucchini, ½ onion, jalapeno, ¼ tsp salt, whole garlic cloves and oil; toss to coat.
  3. Spread on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper; roast, turning once, until tomatoes and zucchini are light brown, 20-25 minutes.
  4. Toss the roasted vegetables with ¼ cup cilantro and 1 tbsp lime juice; squeeze out the roasted garlic, chop and mix into the salsa mixture; set aside.
  5. In a second bowl, combine oat flour, cumin, baking powder and remaining ¼ tsp salt. **use alternative flours if you like: whole wheat, all-purpose, almond flour or any other grain.
  6. Add egg, remaining 1 tbsp of lime juice and ½ cup water; stir until smooth.
  7. Add corn and remaining ½ onion and ¼ cup cilantro.
  8. Coat a large frying pan with cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat.
  9. Form ¼ cup corn mixture to form 12 patties. Working in batches of 3 and coating pan with cooking spray as needed, cook patties, turning once, until brown, 5-8 minutes per side. Divide patties and salsa among 4 plates
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 3 patties Calories: 279 Fat: 8 g Saturated fat: 1 g Carbohydrates: 47 g Fiber: 5 g Protein: 9 g

Corn is a dietary staple for many cultures (tortillas, polenta, burritos); corn is also a snack food (popcorn) and makes for a delicious side for summer BBQ’s. The saugeenexpo.ca nutritional benefits of corn might not compare to that of kale or spinach, but it certainly provides fantastic flavour, energy, fibre and B vitamins. This corn fritter zucchini salsa recipe is well worth the effort to put together.DSC_0877¬†DSC_0883DSC_0887DSC_0879DSC_0891DSC_0889We paired the fritters and salsa¬†with turkey stuffed bell peppers and a spinach avocado salad! Meals like this certainly do not happen every night, but occasionally it’s worth it to put the extra effort into presentation.DSC_0892 parajumpers outlet

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