Vegan Zucchini Patties

Michelle Cehn - World of Vegan - The Upside Blog

by | Updated: July 14th, 2023

When a crispy, fried craving calls, don’t discount veggies. Even a juicy summer squash like the zucchini can be coerced into a crunch. These zucchini patties are similar to a fritter or a potato pancake – pan fried to crispy perfection – but they’re completely vegan, gluten-free and loaded with plant goodness. The trick to a golden-brown patty comes after grating the zucchini. Place in a colander and sprinkle with salt. Allow 15 minutes for the vegetable’s moisture to drain into a bowl below. Squeeze out all the excess liquid and continue the steps to making a savory concoction filled with fresh flavors and textures.

A Round Serving Plate Holds Zucchini Patties With a Green Sauce in the Center.

A Round Serving Plate Holds Zucchini Patties With a Green Sauce in the Center.
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Vegan Zucchini Patties

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 42 kcal



  1. To drain grated zucchini, place in a colander over a bowl and sprinkle lightly with salt. Let drain 15 minutes.
  2. Sift flour and baking powder into a large bowl, then add nutritional yeast, mint, garlic, parsley and scallions.
  3. Return to zucchini and squeeze all liquid out, then add to bowl of ingredients. Stir mixture to combine and season to taste. (Note: Ensure no dry patches of flour remain.)
  4. Add oil to large, nonstick skillet over medium-low heat.
  5. Scoop two tablespoons or 1-ounce zucchini mixture and flatten into ½-inch patties, spacing them apart in skillet.
  6. Cook patties 4-5 minutes on each side or until golden.
  7. Serve with salsa verde, pesto or your favorite dipping sauce.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Vegan Zucchini Patties
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 42 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 0.2g1%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 6mg0%
Potassium 182mg5%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 102IU2%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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