Courgette Fritters

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
Serves: 2
Prep time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 5 mins
Total time: 15 mins
Skill level: Easy peasy
Costs:Cheap as chips




    • 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






    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.


    1. 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.


    1. 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



fat 34.0g saturates 8.4g calories 471(kcal)


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.