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Bacon and Chive Spaghetti Squash Fritters with California Avocado Lime Dipping Sauce

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Total Time:

30min

Cook Time:

15min

Prep Time:

15min

Nutritional Highlights (per serving)

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140
Calories
10 g
Total Fat
9 g
Total Carbs
4 g
Protein
45 mg
Cholesterol

These crispy, flavor packed bacon and chive spaghetti squash fritters are the perfect appetizer with the flavorful, creamy avocado lime dipping sauce. Delicious and nutritious providing a good source of dietary fiber (14% DV) and vitamin K (10% DV), an essential nutrient the body needs to stay healthy.

Ingredients

Serves: 12
cups  cooked spaghetti squash threads
tsp.  garlic powder
tsp.  onion powder
1/2  tsp.  sea salt
1/8  tsp.  black pepper
1/4  cup  coconut flour
  large eggs, whisked
slices  bacon, cooked, drained of fat, and finely chopped
Tbsp.  finely minced chives
Tbsp.  ghee, refined organic coconut oil, or preferred cooking fat for frying
    Options to add:
1/4  cup  parmesan cheese, freshly grated
1/4  tsp.  chipotle powder
    Cook in bacon fat, for extra flavor
    California Avocado Lime Dipping Sauce:
  ripe, Fresh California Avocados, seeded and peeled
Tbsp.  lime juice (from 2 limes)
1/4  cup  fresh cilantro
1/4  cup  yogurt (or non-dairy yogurt)
1/4  tsp.  sea salt (or to taste, as needed)
1/8  tsp.  black pepper or red pepper flakes, or to taste

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados

Instructions

  1. Remove the “spaghetti” from your spaghetti squash with a fork and place in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add the mound of squash to a clean kitchen towel (or a few paper towels) and squeeze out any excess moisture. Really give it some good squeezes. Don’t skip this step, it’s worth it for finished product – you will be surprised how much excess liquid comes out. Return to mixing bowl.
  3. Add garlic, onion powder, salt, pepper and coconut flour.
  4. Add in the whisked eggs, bacon and chives.
  5. Mix really well with a fork until all ingredients are fully combined.
  6. Using your hands, form into 12 equally sized patties, made with approx. 1/4 cup of the mixture each.
  7. Flatten and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Continue forming until all are ready to be cooked.
  8. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add ghee or coconut oil. Once the pan is hot, add fritters.
  9. Once they’re browned on one side, flip and brown on the second side.
  10. Drain on paper towels and continue to fry in batches, as necessary, adding more ghee or oil as needed.
  11. Serve right away with the avocado lime dipping sauce and enjoy!

California Avocado Lime Dipping Sauce

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a high-powered blender or food processor and blend until well combined. An immersion blender also will work.
  2. Season with salt and pepper to taste (just a little at a time), then blend again and taste. Add more salt and pepper, if necessary. Store the sauce in the refrigerator in an airtight container and give it a good stir before serving. It will keep and stay fresh for upwards of 3 to 4 days.

Note: Leave out the bacon to make these vegetarian.

Serving Suggestion: Serve as an appetizer or as a side to your favorite dishes!

Beverage Pairing: Pair with a refreshing sparkling water, or your favorite white wine.

Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING
Calories 140
Total Fat 10 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 3.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 4 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Total Carbs 9 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Total Sugar 2 g
Protein 4 g
Cholesterol 45 mg
Sodium 210 mg
Potassium 277 mg

Vitamin A 48 mcg; Vitamin C 8 mg; Calcium 27 mg; Iron 1 mg; Vitamin D 0 mcg; Folate 39 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.09 g.

 

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 6%; Vitamin C 8%; Calcium 2%; Iron 6 %; Vitamin D 0%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Beth Brickey

Beth, the cook, photographer, writer and inspiration behind Tasty Yummies, is a Certified Nutritional Therapist and yoga instructor. She believes that everyone, no matter their individual dietary issues, can find their own path to wellness through exploration, experimentation and intuition. Her goal is to provide support, tools and knowledge along the way, empowering her readers to make better decisions about their diet and their health. Beth brings authority and personal experience to the conversation on Tasty Yummies—not to mention a gift for creating deliciously healthy, gluten-free, whole-food recipes.

Beth is a brand advocate for the California Avocado Commission. Their content on the California Avocado Commission website and/or blog are part of their partnership with our organization.

 

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