I need to eat more meat than I would like on the SIBO diet because of the carb restrictions, so it’s my mission to find as many vegetarian options as I can. Here is an easy vegetarian option – zucchini fritters with lemon mayo.
You don’t need to have them with mayonnaise but I like having the extra fat because of the lack of carbohydrates to keep me feeling satiated, but they are also delicious with tomato relish.
For the mayonnaise I sometimes make my own, but I also keep some store bought mayo without sugar or any other ingredients that are not suited to the SIBO diet (I use Roza’s which can be found in specialty grocers and delicatessens).
- 1 zucchini grated
- 1 spring onion chopped (green part only)
- 2 tbsp coconut flour
- 2 eggs gently whisked
- sea salt and pepper
- 3 tbsp of coconut oil
- 2 tbsp mayonnaise
- 1/2 lemon, rind finely grated
- 1/4 tsp lemon juice
- A little sea salt to taste
Or, another option is to mix through a teaspoon of chopped dill fronds, this creates a lovely flavour as well.
Place the zucchini in a sieve and sprinkle some salt through, leave for about 15 to 30 minutes and then squeeze out the excess moisture with your hands. Mix well with the remaining fritter ingredients.
To make the mayo just combine the ingredients in a small bowl.
Add the coconut oil to a large frying pan and heat to medium-high, the oil should be very hot when you put the fritters in – don’t overcrowd the pan, do it in batches if you have to. Cook for 3 minutes on each side or until golden. Place the cooked fritters on kitchen paper so the excess oil is removed.
Serve with a big salad and enjoy.