These easy vegan vegetable fritters are a delicious and easy way to get your daily dose of vegetables. They are an excellent source of fibre, nutrients and antioxidants. You can enjoy them as an appetiser, side dish or snack.
Eating vegetables can be a challenge for many, especially when it comes to making it exciting. However, there are so many ways to make eating your veggies an enjoyable experience. With the right approach, and a handful of good recipes, you can make eating vegetables something that you look forward to every day!
We all know that eating your ‘5-a-day’ and ‘including the rainbow’ is something we all should be doing for our health and wellbeing. I think what most people struggle with is knowing how to cook vegetables, more so how to cook them in easy ways that will make them tasty without taking up too much time.
I’m always trying to find new ways to cook vegetables to make them tasty, fun and exciting. Many people find themselves stuck in a rut when it comes to vegetables. I used to be one of those people. I would buy the same 3-4 types of vegetables a week (usually frozen), then I’d microwave them and serve them with a side of hummus. They tasted great and took very little time to prepare. That’s why I ended up eating the same vegetables and preparing them in the same way for years.
It was only once I gave myself permission to explore and play around with different ways of cooking vegetables did I really start to enjoy eating them too! Once you start roasting, grilling and introducing more flavours into your veggie dishes, you will never want to go back to eating plain boiled bland vegetables.
Veggie fritters are a delicious and easy way to get your daily dose of veggies. They make the perfect snack or side dish, and can be served with a variety of dipping sauces or condiments. These easy vegan vegetable fritters are also incredibly versatile, so you can mix and match whatever vegetables you have on hand to create unique flavor combinations.
They only take a few minutes to make. You can double the recipe and save leftovers for the next coming days. I love reheating mine in the air fryer for a quick veggie fix first thing in the morning or when I’m feeling peckish in the afternoon. They actually taste so much better the next day heated up in the air-fryer or oven.
What you need to make these easy vegan vegetable fritters:
Vegetables – use anything you have available! I used a carrot, courgette, pepper and spring onions. However, you can use anything you have available in your fridge.
Spring onion and garlic – to add lots of flavour.
Fresh coriander – which I think should be in any fritter recipe!
Spices – I used a spice mix for ease, but you can add whatever your heart desires. Changing up the flavouring means you’ll feel you’re eating a new dish each time you make these!
Plain flour – you can use chickpea flour instead if you want a gluten-free recipe.
Easy Vegan Vegetable Fritters
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 carrot shredded, or finely chopped
- 1 courgette shredded, or finely chopped
- 1 pepper shredded, or finely chopped
- 3 spring onions chopped
- 1 large garlic clove crushed
- 2 tsp spice mix of choice I used Bulk smoke & spice seasoning
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Handful fresh coriander
- 50g plain flour or chickpea/gram flour for a GF version
- 75ml water
- 1 tbsp oil for frying
- Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a pan and add the shredded vegetables, onions and garlic.
- Add the spices and season to taste with salt & pepper. Cook for 5 minutes until slightly softened.
- Take off the heat and fold in the chopped coriander.
- In a large bowl, mix together the flour and water to create a pancake like mixture. Fold in the veggies.
- Heat a little bit of oil in a frying pan and scoop 2 heaping tablespoon of the mixture into the pan. Flatten and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side.