Add excitement to your veggie routine by trying these tasty Zucchini Fritters with Spicy Whipped Feta. They’re so delicious you’ll think there’s no way they could be healthy for you! But, this summer squash is actually a good Paleo-friendly, low-carb source of fiber, vitamins A, C and K and potassium.
Versatile veggies, summer squash are tasty sautéed, broiled, grilled, stuffed, used as a pizza topping or even as a replacement for pasta noodles.
Zucchini noodles or “zoodles” are easy to make using a vegetable spiralizer. Always buy “organic” with summer squash as they’re part of the Dirty Dozen crops containing the highest amount of pesticides.
Yields 12 fritters
1 pound Zucchini, shredded
1 teaspoon fine sea salt
2 scallions, minced
2 tablespoons fresh, minced
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup almond flour
4 tablespoons butter
Toss the zucchini with salt and let sit for 10 minutes. Next, squeeze the liquid out of the zucchini and dry thoroughly with paper towels. Combine all of the ingredients listed above except the butter and form into 12 even-sized fritters. Heat a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat for 5 minutes. Add half the butter and half the fritters. Use a spatula to press the fritters flat into the skillet. Sauté until golden, about 4 minutes a side. Repeat with the remaining fritters.
Spicy Whipped Feta
Yields 2 Cups
1 pound feta cheese, crumbled (about 4 cups)
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon cayenne powder
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Start by running the feta under cold water to prevent the dish from being too salty. Next, add all of the ingredients to a food processor and blend until smooth, about 30 seconds. Transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours (up to 2 days). Sprinkle with additional cayenne before serving.
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