BAKED ZUCCHINI TILAPIA FRITTERS WITH HOMEMADE TZATZIKI SAUCE

7 May

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Oh boy! My lunch was banging! It’s super easy and also fun to get creative with your protein and vegetables without relying on dense carbs for energy, and although carbs are good for you, it shouldn’t be consumed in excess, especially if you’re trying to lose weight πŸ™‚

Recipe:

1 large organic zucchini
1/2lb tilapia fillet
2 tbsp diced red onions
2 tbsp fresh chives (chopped)
2 tbsp fresh mint leaves (chopped)
1 organic cage free egg
1 tbsp brown rice flour (or 2 tbsp almond flour)
1 tbsp organic extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp lemon zest (optional)
A pinch of sea salt
1 tbsp mrs dash salt free spice blend
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
Spices of choice

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Next, grate/shred your zucchini. Place grated zucchini in two paper towels and drain out the excess moisture. This step is important! You don’t want to end up with a soggy fritter, yuck!

Place drained zucchini in a medium bowl and set aside. Place tilapia in a food processor and process until a mashed consistency is attained.

Combine tilapia and remaining ingredients with the zucchini in the bowl. Using your hands, mix all ingredients together until well incorporated.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil paper. If using foil paper, grease it with a little bit of coconut oil, butter, or any type of saturated fat to prevent sticking.

Using an ice cream scoop, scoop portions of your zucchini batter into the baking sheet and flatten them out about 1/2 an inch thick.

Place your zucchini fritters in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, flipping them half way through.

When ready, serve with chilled tzatziki sauce (recipe for the tzatziki can be found on the “sides and others” category of my blog. Type in “tzatziki” in the search bar and you’ll find it).

9 Responses to “BAKED ZUCCHINI TILAPIA FRITTERS WITH HOMEMADE TZATZIKI SAUCE”

  1. foodallday May 7, 2013 at 4:52 pm #

    Reblogged this on Food Incorporated and commented:
    Healthy Easy Cooking

  2. cooking with audrey May 7, 2013 at 5:03 pm #

    oh my goodness these look DIVINE! thanks for sharing, i must try them soon!!!!!!

    • Valerie Azinge May 7, 2013 at 5:40 pm #

      Thanks love! I hope you find them as yummy as I did πŸ™‚

  3. Sarah McBride May 7, 2013 at 8:36 pm #

    Wow this is so creative, and looks amazing!! Do you know of any guidelines to consider when purchasing tilapia? For example I know salmon should be wild, but I never cooked with tilapia before. Thanks for sharing!!

    • Valerie Azinge May 7, 2013 at 8:46 pm #

      Thanks Sarah!! Technically, tilapia is considered “dirty” however, it is still nutritious, and also cheaper to purchase compared to salmon. I would suggest you purchase organic tilapia, only because they are sold at their cleanest form. I would stay away from tilapia that are packed by brands like sea quest and others, just purchase them fresh and enjoy. I hope this helps!

  4. Eva May 8, 2013 at 12:54 pm #

    Oh la la!!!

  5. WhenJmetK May 10, 2013 at 10:39 am #

    Girl I don’t know where you find the time, I need to get ontop of this

    Kathleen of whenjmetk.com

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