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zucchini fritters with roasted tomatoes and cilantro-lime yogurt sauce

When life throws you more zucchini than you know what to do with, you should make fritters!

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Did I forget to mention Tumbleweed Farm is currently overflowing with cherry tomatoes? Everyone is hooked on our farm candy!

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My little nephew (who just so happens to be the love of my life) can’t get enough of our tomatoes. And hey, who can blame him?

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Every farmer can use an extra hand, and this little guy is always up for the challenge! We pay him in cherry tomatoes. It works out pretty well.

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These zucchini fritters with roasted tomatoes and tangy yogurt sauce are the best way to celebrate  farm to table eating in August. Swing by your local farmers market and grab all of the goods you need to prepare this easy and tasty dish.

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These fritters go exceptionally well with a homemade margarita. Pour yourself a glass and dig in!

Zucchini Fritters With Roasted Tomatoes And Cilantro-Lime Yogurt Sauce

Prep Time: 10 mins.    Cook Time: 30 mins.    Serves: 2-4

  • 2 large zucchini
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 2-3 TBS olive oil
  • 1 large egg, or two small eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3-4 scallions, minced (white and light green parts only)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, tough stems removed and minced
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, red, yellow, orange (or whatever colors you have!)
  • For the Yogurt sauce
  • 1 cup greek style plain yogurt
  • 1/4 -1/2 cup cilantro, minced (use more or less cilantro depending on your taste preference.)
  • juice from 1 lime
  • zest from 1 lime
  • pinch of ground cumin (optional)

Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Toss cherry tomatoes with a little olive oil, salt and pepper. Place on a prepared baking sheet and roast in the oven until tender. About 10-15 minutes (check often!)
  2. Combine yogurt, cilantro, and lime juice. Mix until well combined. add lime zest and a pinch of ground cumin. Taste test and set aside.
  3. Using a box grater (or a food process with a grater) grate your zucchini. Place zucchini on paper towels to get rid of any excess water.
  4. In a large bowl combine zucchini, scallions, cilantro, egg, flour, salt and pepper. Mix well.
  5. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium-high heat.  Carefully drop about two tablespoons of batter into the pan.  Cook for about 3-5 minutes per side. Or until lightly brown and crisp.
  6. Keep fritters warm in a 200 degree oven until ready to serve. This recipe makes about 6-8 fritters.

Notes

Use this recipe as a guide. Adjust measurements and ingredients as necessary. Always taste test as you go.


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11 thoughts on “zucchini fritters with roasted tomatoes and cilantro-lime yogurt sauce

  1. Jean says:

    Love your farmer-in-training. Glad he has a taste for the best things in life already.

    I will have to wait until Tuesday for my fritters as I need Hutchins cilantro and tomatoes. Will be on their doorstep at 11:00 in the morning, but it will be worth the wait. Can always taste the difference.

  2. I am LOVING the sound of these! I am constantly looking for new and creative ways to use zucchini, and this is absolutely perfect!

  3. I could (and probably have) write songs about how delicious zucchini is. My parents gave me a truckload of them from their garden, so I’m pretty excited to see this recipe and get to eating!

  4. You can pay me to work at Tumbleweed in cherry tomatoes, too! If I lived closer, I’d so be there! 🙂

  5. OK so one, these fritters sound AMAZE and I need to make them soonest! And two, your nephew?? OH THE CUTENESS.

  6. Julia says:

    Your nephew is so cute!! And your fritters look AMAAAAZING!

  7. How adorable is your nephew, especially with that hat! The texture of these fritters looks gorgeous – wish I were sinking my teeth into them right now!!

  8. These look restaurant-worthy! I’ve never made zucchini fritters before; I think I’ll need to remedy that soon!

  9. Joanne says:

    I was so hoping you would post this recipe! It’s just the fresh flavored summer perfect meal I’ve been craving. And your nephew is ADORABLE!!

  10. Jean says:

    Tried these tonight and they are such a home run. My new favorite supper. So good and so fast, too. I also love your recipes that invite variations as this one does. Maybe a handful of cooked quinoa from the freezer next time. Thanks so much. With best wishes for bumper crops……

    1. Andrea says:

      Jean,
      I’m so happy you made this and enjoyed it! It is becoming a staple in our household! I also know you are enjoying it with the best ingredients MA has to offer! love it.

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