Zucchini and Black Bean Latkes

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
20 min 10 min 10
Zucchini and Black Bean Latkes
Health Highlights
These crispy Zucchini Latkes make a great vegetarian main course, appetizer, or side! It is also a great way to use up all that extra zucchini from your garden!


3 medium Zucchini
1 can (15oz) Black beans, canned
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated (optional)
1 medium Egg
1 tbsp Onion powder
1 tbsp Garlic powder
1 tsp Dill, dried
1 tbsp Salt and pepper (to season)
1/4 cup Spelt flour (+ 1.5 tbsp, any flour works)
2 tbsp Avocado oil (any cooking oil works here like coconut oil or butter.)


Step 1: Line a strainer with a dish towel or cheesecloth and set the strainer with the towel over a bowl.

Step 2: Shred or grate the zucchini and place it in the towel lined strainer. Pack down on the zucchini tightly to drain the water. Allow the zucchini to continue draining while preparing the remaining ingredients.

Step 3: In a separate bowl, mash the black beans. Add the parmesan (if using), the egg, onion powder, garlic powder, dill, salt, and pepper.

Step 4: When the zucchini has released some water, add it into the bowl with the mashed beans. Add flour and mix everything very thoroughly. 

Step 5: Heat a medium sized frying pan over medium heat. Add cooking oil of choice and allow it to heat through. Use a 1/2 cup measuring cup (smaller if you prefer smaller latkes) to scoop out portions of the batter. Place the latkes on the pan and press down with the back of a spatula.

Step 6: Cook for about 5 minutes on each side. The latkes should be browned and should not fall apart. Remove from heat and place on a paper towel-lined dish.

Step 7: Serve with a dollop of sour cream, tzatziki, or plain Greek yogurt. Enjoy!


Nutritional Notes:

  • Zucchini is high in fiber, which is helpful in maintaining healthy digestion, it is also high in vitamin C which makes it a great antioxidant!
  • Black Beans are high in fiber and are a great source of plant-based protein.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 103
Calories from fat 40
Calories from saturated fat 8.7
Total Fat 4.4 g
Saturated Fat 1.0 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.6 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.4 g
Cholesterol 21.2 mg
Sodium 600 mg
Potassium 337 mg
Total Carbohydrate 12.7 g
Dietary Fiber 4.2 g
Sugars 1.7 g
Protein 5.3 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 0.2
Meat Alternative 0.3
Vegetables 1.2

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