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Zucchini fritters with tahini sauce

The zucchinis/courgettes are nearly over but the fritters are still a favourite. I serve them with this sauce or guacamole or salsa and alongside some baked potatoes or on top of brown rice. They're great stuffed into pita breads too for a portable lunch. Thanks Rachel for this recipe.

Time 45 mins
Skill Level Intermediate

Ingredients List

Serves 1
  • 500 g zucchini also known as courgette, tops and tails removed and coarsely grated
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chickpea flour
  • 20 g nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 garlic cloves peeled and crushed
  • 2 scallions also known as spring onions, finely chopped
  • fresh herbs handful of, finely chopped
  • 1 lemon zest and juice
  • 1/2 cup non-dairy milk
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 garlic cloves peeled and crushed
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1 tsp white miso paste dissolved in 1 tbsp of hot water
  • 1/2 tsp caster sugar
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • lemon zest and juice of


  1. Put the grated zucchini / courgette in a mixing bowl and sprinkle with the salt.
  2. Mix well and scrape the mixture into a sieve. Let stand for at least an hour to drain over the mixing bowl.
  3. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C / 350 degrees F
  4. Press into the sieve with a spatula to remove as much moisture as possible.
  5. Rinse and dry the mixing bowl and put the zucchini / courgette in it together with the chickpea flour, nutritional yeast, baking powder, garlic, spring onions / scallions, herbs (if using), lemon zest and juice and plant milk.
  6. Mix well to combine.
  7. Place tablespoons of the mixture on a baking sheet lined with baking paper or a silicone mat, flattening slightly to form fritter shapes.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes and turn over with a spatula. Continue baking for another 10-15 minutes.
  9. Whilst the fritters are baking prepare the tahini sauce by putting all the ingredients in a high-speed blender with ¾ cup hot water.
  10. Blend until smooth. Taste and add more water if you prefer a thinner sauce.