Sweet corn and capsicum fritters with avocado smash

Serves: 4
Time to make: 30 mins

1 medium onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
250g frozen sweet corn, thawed
1 small red capsicum, diced
30g pumpkin seeds
125g chickpea flour
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
2 teaspoons ground coriander
2 eggs, lightly beaten

Avocado smash
1 large ripe avocado
150g frozen broad beans, thawed
juice of 1/2 lime, plus lime wedges, to serve
1/2 bunch mint, leaves picked
Tabasco, to taste


Step 1 Spray a large non-stick frying pan with olive oil and set over a medium heat. Sauté onion and garlic for 5 minutes, or until softened. Add the sweet corn, capsicum and pumpkin seeds; cook mixture for 2 minutes.

Step 2 Transfer the vegetable mixture to a large bowl. Add the flour and spices; then gradually stir in the eggs and 1/2 cup of cold water until the mixture is combined.

Step 3 Wipe the frying pan clean, then return to a medium heat and spray with oil. Scoop 2 heaped tablespoons of batter into the pan for each fritter and, working in batches, gently fry for about 3 minutes on each side, or until golden. Continue to make 8 fritters in total.

Step 4 Make avocado smash: Put the avocado, broad beans, lime juice and most of the mint in a food processor. Season with black pepper and tabasco, then blitz until the mixture is coarse.

Step 5 To serve, place 2 corn fritters on each serving plate. Top with the avocado smash and garnish with remaining mint leaves, cracked black pepper and lime wedges.

Source: Healthy Food Guide

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