Zucchini Chickpea Fritters with Red Onion Marmalade from Pure Delicious

Zucchini Chickpea Fritters with Red Onion Marmalade

These Zucchini Chickpea Fritters are made with shredded zucchini and chickpeas for a filling and nutritious side or snack.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword chickpea fritters
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 10 cakes
Calories 114kcal


Red Onion Marmalade:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large red onion thinly sliced
  • kosher salt
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp granulated beet sugar (I used regular sugar)

Zucchini Chickpea Fritters

  • 1 15-ounce can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 yellow onion finely diced
  • 3 cups shredded zucchini
  • 1/2 cup garbanzo bean flour
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • vegetable oil for frying


  • To make the red onion marmalade: In a nonstick pan or heavy skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and sprinkle with salt. Stir and cook until tender and translucent, 5 to 7 minutes. Add 1 cup water and cook for 10 minutes more, until the onion is very soft and the water has cooked off. Add the vinegar and sprinkle the onions with the sugar. Stir well and cook for 2 to 3 minutes more, until the vinegar has cooked off completely. Season with salt and set aside.
  • To make the zucchini chickpea fritters: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • To a food processor, add the chickpeas and pulse until they are a thick paste. Transfer the beans to a large bowl and add the onion and zucchini. Use clean hands to mix well, then form the mixture into 10 cakes. Set aside.
  • On a plate, combine the garbanzo bean flour and the salt. Gently dredge each cake in the flour, patting it onto all sides of the cake.
  • In a heavy pan or skillet, over medium-high heat add enough vegetable oil to cover the bottom of the pan. Add 3 or 4 cakes at a time and cook for 2 to 3 minutes on each side,  until the cakes are golden. Transfer the cakes to a rimmed baking sheet and bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until hot and a deeper golden color.
  • Serve hot, with the red onion marmalade.


Calories: 114kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 126mg | Potassium: 279mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Vitamin C: 7.6mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1.7mg