Zucchini Fritters with Avocado Crema!! It’s all about brunch with a healthy twist! Savory and delicious Zucchini Fritters topped with a creamy and fresh homemade avocado crema!
This recipe and post is sponsored by GoodCook.
Brunch is one of my favorite meals, especially on the weekends! Whether we go out or stay in and cook, I always enjoy something savory and delicious! People ask me all the time how much time I spend cooking and whether or not I like to take the weekends off. As a blogger and mother, you can probably guess that I spend a lot of time in the kitchen. As long as I have the right tools to help me, I don’t mind cooking at all. In fact, I love it!
Today, I wanted to share a favorite recipe of mine, but with a healthy twist! My Zucchini Fritters with Avocado Crema!
The key to these fritters is grating the zucchini by hand and then squeezing out all of the water content; this helps give us a super tasty zucchini fritter. I love to use my GoodCook Box Grater. I love this box grater because it has a nonskid base. It also comes with a 1 cup lidded container nest that can hold whatever you are grating for easier use and storage!
Today, I’m also using my GoodCook 13.5” sauté pan! I love how large this pan is! It’s the perfect size for one pan meals so I use this all the time! It also has a convenient helper handle for easy transfer and a lovely nonstick interior! These tools from GoodCook help make life for me in the kitchen so much easier and more enjoyable! And the best part? GoodCook products are not only great and easy to use but they are also reasonably priced! You can purchase the sauté pan here.
I’m partnering with GoodCook to giveaway these products to two lucky people so be sure to enter the giveaway below!
And you simply must make these Zucchini Fritters with my homemade Avocado Crema! Watch the video to see how I make them! I hope you enjoy!
Today, I am teaming up with GoodCook and we will be giving away TWO sets of the following: (1) box grater and (1) sauté pan (as featured in the video). Two people will win! To enter: simply leave a comment below. Giveaway ends on Monday, May 27th. The winner will be announced on Instagram on May 28th. Open to residents within the United States only.
- 2 medium zucchini (2 to 2 ½ cups shredded)
- 1 1/4 teaspoons coarse or kosher salt (split) plus extra to taste
- 2 scallions split lengthwise and sliced thin, plus more for garnish
- 2 large eggs
- 1/4 teaspoon Freshly ground black pepper
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil or another oil of your choice for frying
- 2 medium avocados cut in half lengthwise, peel and pit removed
- 1 cup fresh cilantro coarsely chopped
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 4 tablespoons lime juice freshly squeezed (about 2 medium limes)
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
For the Fritters
- Trim ends off zucchini and grate them on the large holes of your box grater.
- In a large bowl, toss zucchini with 1 teaspoon coarse salt and set aside for 10 minutes. Wring out the zucchini by wrapping it up in a clean dishtowel, piece of cheese cloth or with your hands.
- Place zucchini into a large mixing bowl and season with 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Stir in the scallions, eggs and the freshly ground black pepper. In separate bowl, stir together the flour and baking powder, then stir the mixture into the zucchini batter. Mix together to combine.
- In a sauté pan, heat 2 tablespoons of oil over medium-high heat until shimmering. Drop small scoops of the zucchini mixture batter into the skillet only a few at a time so they don’t become crowded. Cook the fritters until the edges underneath are golden, about 3 to 4 minutes.
- Flip the fritters and fry them on the other side until browned underneath again, about 2 to 3 minutes more. Repeat with the remaining zucchini fritter batter.
For the Avocado Crema
- Place all of the ingredients in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a blade attachment, or mini chopper, and process until smooth, stopping and scraping down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula as needed.
- Garnish the fritters with the avocado crema and with some freshly diced scallions, enjoy!
Can’t wait to make these?
Me too and I hate Zucchini!
Yum! Sounds healthy and delicious! Sha
Sarah Wells says
Interested in giving these a try!
I love zucchini fritters and your’s looks delish!
I followed recipe to the T, except I added 1/2 c parmesan cheese. They are way too floury and dry, they puffed up too much. If you look at the other recipes they use no Baking powder and 1/2 or less then half this amount of flour. I really was disappointed. The only saving grace was the topping that added moisture.
Hi Mariah, I’m sorry to hear this but thank you for sharing your experience with the recipe.
Shavon D. says
Very interesting, can’t wait to try this!
Emily Preisler says
Monica B says
I wonder if we can use zoodles chopped up?
Hi Monica, yes, you can! Just be sure to do the same thing: let them sit in a bowl with salt and then squeeze! Hope you make these!
Grace Presa says
I gathered all my ingredients and making this today! Thx Alice!
Looks delish. And that avocado crema looks so versatile. Maybe as dip for veggies, on top of a baked potato/sweet potato. Yummmm. Thanks Alice.
This looks amazing!
Matt Robinson says
Those look so good Alice, wish I even had a couple for breakfast!
Amy C. says
You had me at avocado! This recipe looks amazing. I’ll have to give it a try.
These look delicious!!❤️
Leigh Ann says
We love a zucchini fritter and that avocado crema looks perfect on top!
This looks so good, can’t wait to try!
Yum love this healthy option!
Stephanie Escalante says
These look amazing these little fritters can’t wait to cook them up, and the avocado ? sauce wow everything is better with avocado!
I’m making these this week! They look healthy and super tasty. I LOVE fritters and avocados. The perfect combo for me and my family ?
Lynn Vanden Heuvel says
Looks delicious. Wondering if I could sub almond flour for the regular flour with the same results?
Hi Lynn! I’m not sure you would get the same results . . you would need to add more than just almond flour. I am working on a gluten-free fritter recipe but I found this one in the meantime: https://www.theroastedroot.net/zucchini-fritters-herb-garlic-aioli/
Rachel Lee says
Looks yummy and like one to keep for when we are overwhelmed with zucchini in the summer!
Looks amazing! I will definitely be making these 🙂
Santanna Z. says
Yum!!! Saving this for when our garden gives us more zucchini than we know what to do with!
Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen says
I will absolutely be trying this recipe Alice! Those fritters sound amazing and I’m loving that avocado crema!
Yummy! These would be perfect for summer garden zucchini. I will either have to plant some again or have some from my Mom’s garden. This recipe sounds amazing, Alice!❤️
Mikken Russo says
Thank you for sharing is recipe! Looking forward to making it!
Beth Esser says
I recently made fish tacos with a cilantro creama that was really good so can’t wait to try these! My grater is really old so it would be lovely to have a new one?
I am drooling. These look so tasty. I will be making these again & again & again. Thank you for sharing this recipe with us. You rock Alice. ????
Angela Bondurant says
Looks fabulous! I love zucchini, but am allergic to avocados! (I know, I am still working to see if I can bypass this horrible aspect of my life. Haha)
At any rate, I will try the fritters.
Carol Neville says
This looks delicious and I can’t wait to try it when I’m over run with Zucchini!!!
Natasha @ Salt & Lavender says
These look fantastic! Perfect light meal.
Mary Lee says
Looks easy to make so I think I’ll give it a whirl. Im allergic to avocado, so I may try to make the crema with edamame or soaked cashews.
Hi Mary! I love that idea! Let me know if you try the recipe!
All your recipes are delicious holy moly! I can’t wait to try this one because for once I have the ingredients 🙂 Hip Foodie Mom, I found you a little while back in February and I have fallen in love, please adopt me haha
Hi Jenny, ah thank you, you are so sweet! I hope you try it!
Looks like a great addition to any brunch menu!
This fritters look amazingly delicious ! I love u u incorporate a video on your recipes! Love it and avocado crema what a delicious combination! Can’t wait to make them!!!?
Yuuuum. Gotta bookmark this! Can’t wait to try.
Carrie Hodgson says
Can’t wait to try!
Teodora ivanova says
Excited to try this out!
That’s a wholesome yummy and scrumptious dish for all, wonderful!
Jamie Schmitt says
Always love all your recipes and this fritter recipe looks so amazing!
Alison October Moreno says
You are my favorite cook to go to when I’m running out of ideas of what to make for dinner ! So excited to try this recipe and many more out ♡
Karen Anderson says
This is good timing! I just broke the handle off my box grater1 And I love fritters, too!
Look forward to making these
Can’t wait to try this tasty recipe. All of Alice’s recipes are amazing!
Dawn H says
Can’t wait to try these, they look yummy!!
We usually end up with an overabundance of zucchini in our garden and are always looking for creative ways to change things us. We will definitely be giving this recipe a go!
Robin L Lugo says
I can’t wait to try this it looks and sounds so yummy!!!
Christina Harvey says
I love Avocado Crema!
Lisa Spencer says
Love fritters of any sort!
Shelli Scott says
Thank you for all the awesome recipes and videos 🙂
This looks scrumptious!
Jessi M says
Can’t wait to try this out!
Michelle in WI says
Avocado crema? Oh my goodness
Julea Ivancovich says
This looks delicious and so simple! Love the color pop from the Avocado Cream too!
YUM! This looks amazing!
Julie Pawlacyk says
These are soooo tasty! Such a great alternative to fried foods and you get a serving of veggies in!
Looks like recipes I will try.
This looks great! It is just the kind of thing that I look for this time of year. I will be making this soon. Thanks for the recipe.
Yummy! Can’t wait to try these.
Just in time for the abundance of zucchini from the garden! Looks delicious and nutritious!
Heather B says
I am always looking for new zucchini recipes especially with my abundance of zucchini from my garden. These look absolutely delicious . Definitely going to give them a try!
Mary Ann Walter says
Just finished making these, and already they are almost gone, grandsons and hubby are standing over me waiting for them
Hi Mary Ann! This is the BEST comment ever! I love it, thank you for letting me know! Enjoy!
Aaron Scharff says
Looks like a tasty treat. I’ll have to try making these!
Gurpreet sidhu says
So delicious!! I also now put the avacado crema on everything!!! Wonderful recipe 🙂
This looks delish! Can’t wait to make! Two of my favorites…zucchini and avocados! Yum! Thank you for posting!
These look amazing!! Definitely have to make these for the girls one weekend for brunch!
Want to try these! Is there a good substitute for the eggs? Thanks!!
Athena Emmanouilidis says
Delicious! This is something I would definitely eat! The avocado crema is such a smart idea as without it zucchini fritters don’t have much flavor.Bravo!
Yum! My 1 and 4 year old sons would love these!
Dana Kline says
These look soooo delish
Mary Mockus says
I’m so excited to try this recipe!
Barbara Norton says
Would love to win!
The Zucchini Fritters look Delicious!
Sunnie Iacovetta says
Thanks for the giveaway, those fritters look great!!
Keri T. says
I must make this recipe! Thank you for the zucchini tips and video, they are so helpful. Yum!!
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Love the recipe AND the pan! Thanks, Alice.
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Stephanie H says
This looks absolutely delicious!!
Stacey Garcia says
These look deelish and avocado crema? Yes please!
Susan Ring-Svoboda says
This made me so freaking hungry!! Thank you!
Beth D says
Delicious combo, everything is better with this avocado crema on it.
Karen Anderson says
I’m always looking for zucchini recipes – thanks!
These look really good!, Another way to use up zucchini!
Will Sordon says
I really like it thanks for sharing find it irresistible
This recipe looks amazing!!