Zucchini Fritters with Citrus Yogurt Dip

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Preparation Time 10 minutes Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 Cost Per Serving $0.79
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2 cupsZucchini, grated
1/2 cupBreadcrumbs
1/2 cupParmesan Cheese, grated
1/4 cup + 1/4 cupFresh Mint, finely chopped
1/2 cupPlain Yogurt
2 tbspLemon Juice
1 tspLemon Zest
1 cloveGarlic, minced
1 tbspExtra Virgin Olive Oil
To TasteSea Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Combine grated zucchini with breadcrumbs, egg, parmesan cheese, half the chopped mint, lemon zest and a pinch of salt and pepper. Mix well.
  3. Take about 2 tbsp of the mixture and use your hands to form it into a patty about ½ an inch thick. Place the patties on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and drizzle them with olive oil. Bake for about 30 minutes, flipping them half-way through.
  4. Combine yogurt with lemon juice, garlic and the remaining mint, season to taste. Serve with the zucchini fritters.


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