This healthy Shrimp and Zucchini Fritters with Yogurt Sauce recipe is a delicious way to eat your veggies! The yogurt sauce is garlicky with lemon, and the zucchini and shrimp stand out in the simple fritters and are a match made in heaven.
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Shrimp and Zucchini Fritters with Yogurt Sauce

This healthy Shrimp and Zucchini Fritters with Yogurt Sauce recipe is a delicious way to eat your veggies! The yogurt sauce is garlicky with lemon, and the zucchini and shrimp stand out in the simple fritters and are a match made in heaven.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Elizabeth Lindemann

Ingredients

For the Fritters:

  • 3 small-medium zucchini grated
  • 1/2 lb. shrimp peeled and deveined and roughly chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup preferably whole wheat Panko breadcrumbs (plus more if needed)
  • zest of one lemon
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil plus more if needed
  • lemon wedges for serving (optional)

For the Yogurt Sauce:

  • 3/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • juice of one lemon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 large clove garlic minced

Instructions

  • Mix together all ingredients for yogurt sauce. Set aside.
  • Using a clean kitchen towel, squeeze out as much liquid from the grated zucchini as possible (do not use a paper towel for this as it will likely fall apart).
  • Combine zucchini, shrimp, eggs, breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, lemon zest, and parsley in a large bowl. Mixture should hold together well- if it seems too wet, add some more breadcrumbs.
  • Heat the oil in a cast iron or other heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Using a large scoop or a 1/2 cup measure, scoop mixture into hot oil. Flatten tops slightly with a spatula.
  • Cook for 3 minutes, flip, and cook for another 3 minutes, or until golden brown on both sides. Remove and place on a paper towel lined plate.
  • Continue until all of zucchini mixture is used up, adding more oil if necessary.
  • Serve fritters with yogurt sauce and lemon wedges, if desired. Great on their own or in a pita pocket sandwich.

Notes

For a dairy-free recipe, use mayonnaise instead of yogurt in the sauce.