Mediterranean Veggie Fritters [VIDEO]

Looking for a veggie side dish? These Mediterranean Veggie Fritters are packed with veggies, loaded with Mediterranean flavors, and are gluten-free, vegetarian, and paleo-friendly!

Mediterranean Veggie Fritters | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Meatless Monday is here, and today we’re giving you our new favorite side dish! These fritters can be baked or pan-fried, and are SO flavorful. Crispy on the outside, just the way we like them!

Mediterranean Veggie Fritters | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Mediterranean Veggie Fritters | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Bonus: You’ll be eating all the veggies!

Mediterranean Veggie Fritters | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Mediterranean Veggie Fritters

Preparation 0:10 2017-07-25T00:10:00+00:00 Cook Time 0:20 2017-07-25T00:20:00+00:00 Serves 15 fritters     adjust servings


  • 2 onions, mined
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 4 scallions, thinly slices, about 1/4 cup
  • 2 carrots, grated, about 1 cup grated carrots
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons salt, more to taste
  • 2 teaspoons pepper, more to taste
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 2 medium beets shredded, about 2 cups, water squeezed out
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup tapioca flour
  • 2 cups avocado oil


1.In a medium skillet sauté onion and garlic until the onion turns translucent and the garlic begins to brown. Turn off heat, let cool and place in a medium mixing bowl.
2. Add scallions, carrots, spices, parsley, lemon juice, and almond flour.
3. Place the shredded beet in a paper towel or cheesecloth, squeeze out as much liquid as you can, and add it to the carrot mixture.
4. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs and tapioca powder to form a thick paste. Add the paste to the beet/carrot mixture and stir until just combined. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.
5. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat with avocado oil.
6. Once the oil is at frying temperature (365℉), spoon 2 tablespoons of the batter into the pan to make a fritter that is about 2 inches in diameter. Use the spatula to help form it. Let fry for 3-5 minutes on each side, or until the fritters start to crisp up and turn a deep brown. Repeat with remaining veggie batter.
7. Place the cooked fritters on a plate lined with paper towels and set aside until ready to serve. Serve warm.

Recipe Notes

  • Recipe inspired by Persiana cookbook by Sabrina Ghayour
  • You can bake these instead of frying them. Bake at 375°F until both sides are crispy.



Carrot Cake Loaf

Did you know that I am all about getting festive for various holidays? Yep, even one’s I don’t actually celebrate. By festive I generally mean through food and homemade DIY cards (I love sending snail mail).

This past week I was getting ready to celebrate Passover. I shared two of my favorites: Nanny’s Meatballs and Chocolate Chip Coconut Macaroons. Now, even though we still celebrate this evening, I’m ready to move my April festiveness along and get ready for Easter. I’m thinking an easter Sunday brunch with this perfectly moist, and of course grain-free, Carrot Cake Loaf is a must. Best part? It’s easy to throw together! You simply need one bowl; no mixer, nothing fancy.




           Top it with grass-fed butter or a little drizzle of raw honey… mmmm…



Paleo Carrot Cake Loaf

Preparation 5 min 2017-07-25T00:05:00+00:00 Cook Time 20 min 2017-07-25T00:20:00+00:00 Serves 6     adjust servings



  • 1. Preheat oven to 350
  • 2. In a mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients
  • 3. Add in wet ingredients and mix well
  • 4. Add in carrots and optional ingredients
  • 5. Grease bread pan
  • 6. Pour in batter
  • 7. Bake for 20-25 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean



What do you make for brunch?Do you celebrate Easter? If so, what is your favorite festive dish?