Vegetable fritters with garden pesto
April 12, 2018
These vegetable fritters use the ingredients harvested from the Autumn vegetable garden. I make them egg and free for my son due to his intolerance of egg. They are also suited to a vegan diet.
If it is tolerated, add egg to assist with binding the fritter. If egg intolerance is present in your family I am sure you have now adapted to cooking without egg and the different consistency as a result.
The pesto created for this recipe is versatile for use with a variety of meats, hot or cold or to serve as a dip with a platter.
Egg free seasonal vegetable fritters with garden pesto. Vegan seasonal side dish.
Mix ingredients together in a bowl until well combined
Shape the mix into small round disks and set aside on a plate
Heat a pan to medium high heat and then add coconut oil
Add the fritters in batches and cook until golden on each side
Add ingredients to a food processor and combine until the mixture is the consistency of a paste.
Serve with the addition of olive oil
Store excess in the fridge, covering the top in olive oil and use within 3 days.
This recipe was created as a vegan recipe - minus the egg. The pumpkin binds the fritters. You may also choose to use an egg replacement powder according to packet instructions. If you wish to use an egg do so for a more solid binding result.
Cooking time does not include the time required to bake the pumpkin. I usually complete this step in advance and cook a large batch to use in multiple recipes across the week.
My vegetable garden typically produces Summer produce into autumn, at least until April each year, sometimes into May – thus the additions of beans, zucchini, corn and basil in this recipe. If your Summer garden harvests end earlier than this simply use those vegetables you have on hand. Pumpkin is a classic Autumn ingredient and as I harvest mine for the season I am always keen to begin trying them in new recipes.
This vegan recipe is an example of a meal that can be made using the ingredients you have on hand from seasonal garden harvests.
How is your Autumn garden progressing?
My children are on school holidays at the moment so this week I have planted the Autumn seedlings I planted 6 weeks ago. We are working through clearing the summer plants from the garden beds and adding the following:
I hope you have some Autumn harvests to add to your meals.
If you are ready to start your vegetable garden but are unsure of where, or how to begin the Vegetable Garden Workbook will help. Read more.
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