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Courgette fritters with tomato and avocado salad

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This is a super-speedy and delicious way to cook courgette. This recipe makes 6 fritters. They are light and suitable for vegetarians.
This is a super-speedy and delicious way to cook courgette. This recipe makes 6 fritters. They are light and suitable for vegetarians.
  • Serves: 2

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Woman's Weekly recipe This delicious meat-free meal idea is ready in just 15 mins. Fry up some tasty courgette fritters and serve with a fresh tomato and avocado salad for a lovely summer dinner

Ingredients

  • 5tbsp self-raising flour
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large courgette, coarsely grated
  • 2 spring onions, trimmed and chopped
  • 2 heaped tbsp ricotta cheese
  • 2tbsp olive oil
For the salad:
  • 2 ripe tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled, stoned and chopped
  • 1 spring onion, trimmed and chopped
  • A few basil leaves
  • A little olive oil

Use thinly sliced cabbage if you do not have courgettes.

Method

  1. Put the flour in a large bowl, season, beat in the egg, then stir in the courgette and onions. Lightly fold in the ricotta, leaving it a bit lumpy.
  2. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and add 6 spoonfuls of batter mixture (or cook 3 at a time in half the oil). Cook for 2 mins each side, over a medium heat, until golden.
  3. To make the salad: Mix salad ingredients together, tearing in the basil leaves, then adding a dash of oil. Serve at once.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 471(kcal)
  • Fat 34.0g
  • Saturates 8.4g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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