These Carrot-Zucchini Fritters with Chipotle Honey are a simple, delicious summer side dish! I am all about making food as easy (and healthy) as possible, so I am super excited about these fritters! They’re Paleo, vegetarian, and gluten-free, and they’re even Whole30 if you omit the chipotle honey.
Honestly, I liked the photos of this recipe better than I liked the recipe itself. It wasn’t my favorite, so I actually considered scrapping it. However, I couldn’t bring myself not to share it because the photos turned out so well! And then my sister tried the fritters and loved them . . . so they have a full stamp of approval!
I don’t know why, but zucchini isn’t really my thing. I hate raw zucchini with a passion, so the only way I can stomach it is if it’s cooked (especially if it’s sauteed until it’s super soft . . . yep, that’s the best way to eat it, besides these fritters!). Luckily, this recipe contains cooked zucchini, not raw zucchini!
I plated these Carrot-Zucchini Fritters with Chipotle Honey up with a generous dollop of full-fat sour cream (optional, but highly recommended if you can eat dairy) and the chipotle honey. These extras add so much flavor and texture that complete the dish so nicely.
I bet these fritters would be a great vegetarian main dish! They have some protein and fat from ground flax and egg, and they have a ton of veggies. They might even work as bun substitutes for burgers. (Maybe a portobello mushroom burger for vegetarians?)
Just so you guys are in the know, here’s an update on my Whole30!
I decided to stop my Whole30 reset on the weekend, but stay strictly Paleo. I let myself have some maple syrup and Paleo treats, but I didn’t indulge in grains, legumes, or dairy. I’m going to do the same thing this week: eat 100% Whole30 Monday-Friday, and treat myself on the weekend. There are a few events this month that will complicate my Whole30 (I’m going to a camp in about two weeks, etc.), but I could have worked through those if I had wanted to. The real reason I’m stopping my Whole30 is that I don’t need a full 30 days to reset. I just needed a week or so to get back on track! The Whole30 protocol really helps me feel my best, which is why I’m continuing it during the week . . . so it’s really a Whole5, ha ha.
That’s all for now! I hope you have a great week, and watch out for another delicious recipe this week! I’ll also publish a new lifestyle post in the next week, so get excited for that!