Zucchini Fritters with Tomato & Feta Relish

Written by 
The Canyon Ranch Kitchen
Updated on: 
October 17, 2012

Nutrition Information (per serving)

calories 
430
protein 
15 g
sodium 
782 mg
carbohydrates 
55 g
fat 
19 g
fiber  
8 g
cholesterol 
69 mg
Servings 
4
Ingredients 

Zucchini Fritters

1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
2 med yellow onions, julienne
1 tsp minced garlic cloves
1 lb julienne fresh zucchini
2 Tbsp dried parsley
1 Tbsp plus 1 tsp dried oregano
¾ tsp sea salt
⅛ tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 lg egg
½ cup nonfat milk
½ cup buttermilk
½ cup all-purpose flour                                                                                                                  
½ tsp aluminum-free baking powder

Tomato and Feta Relish (1½ cups)
4 diced, medium tomatoes
3 Tbsp champagne vinegar
3 Tbsp water
3 Tbsp cane sugar
2 Tbsp chopped Kalamata olives
Pinch dried basil
Pinch sea salt
Pinch freshly ground black pepper
½ cup crumbled Feta cheese

4 Tbsp chopped pine nuts

Instructions 
  1. In a large sauté pan, over medium heat, sauté onion and garlic in olive oil until onion is translucent. Add zucchini and cook until the zucchini just begins to soften. Remove from heat and place in a colander to drain and cool.
  2. Add parsley, oregano, salt and pepper to zucchini mixture and stir to mix evenly.
  3. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the egg until it is frothy. Stir in milk and buttermilk. Add flour, salt and baking powder and stir until just mixed. Add zucchini mixture and stir until well combined.
  4. Heat a large nonstick sauté pan and spray with canola oil spray. Using ¼ cup measure, scoop zucchini mixture onto the pan and then flatten with a spatula. Sauté fritters until golden brown and crispy on each side.
  5. In a small saucepot, over medium heat, bring tomatoes, vinegar, water, sugar, olives, basil, salt and pepper to a slow simmer. Cook until mixture thickens. Cool. Add cheese to relish and mix thoroughly.
  6. Serve 3 fritters with 2 tablespoons Tomato and Feta Relish on each fritter. Sprinkle chopped pine nuts over the top of the fritters.
About the author 
All Canyon Ranch recipes are developed on property by our esteemed chefs, led by Corporate Chef Scott Uehlein.