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White bean, carrot and mint fritters with yogurt dressing

Kick off your Christmas party with these low calorie, vegetarian fritters – serve as canapé or for a starter.

Serves 26

Prep Time 20 min + cooling

Cooking Time 25 min


  • Cooking oil spray
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 long red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 400g can cannellini beans in water, drained
  • 2 eggs
  • 70g self-raising flour
  • 150g carrots, grated
  • 150g courgette, grated
  • 25g parmesan-style vegetarian hard cheese, grated
  • 5tbsp chopped fresh mint
  • 170g pot 0% fat Greek yogurt
  • 1tsp lemon zest
  • Shredded spring onion tops, to garnish


  1. Spray a large non-stick frying pan with oil and set over a medium heat. Sauté the onion until soft. Add 2 of the crushed garlic cloves and the chilli, then cook, stirring, for 1 min or until fragrant. Allow to cool.
  2. Put the beans, eggs and flour in a food processor and blitz until smooth (or mash and mix together thoroughly with a fork). Transfer the mixture to a large bowl, then stir in the cooled onion mixture, carrots, courgette, cheese and 4tbsp of the mint. Season with pepper, then stir until you have a combined batter.
  3. Wipe clean the pan you used to cook the onions, then spray it with oil and set over a medium-high heat. Spoon heaped tablespoons of the batter into the pan, cooking 5–6 fritters at a time. Cook for 2 min on each side or until golden and cooked through. Continue to make a total of 26 fritters, spraying the pan with oil between batches.
  4. Meanwhile, combine the yogurt, remaining garlic and mint, and the lemon zest in a small bowl to make a dressing. Top the fritters with a dollop of the dressing, then garnish with shredded spring onion tops and ground black pepper.

Nutrition per serving

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38kcal 2.7g 1g 0.4g 1.1g 1.3g 0.1g 39mg 4.7g 0.5mg

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