How to Cook Vegetarian Courgette & Broccoli Croquettes

by Gioele Nunziatini

Delicious and easy to make vegetarian appetizer, or main or even snack!


  • 200 Grams Tenderstem Broccoli
  • 1 Large Carrot
  • 1 Courgette (aka Zucchini)
  • 2 Eggs
  • ⅛ Bunches Parsley
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Nutmeg
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Olive oil
  • 1 Shallot
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Start by grating the courgette in a colander.

    Step 2

    When done add some salt on top. This will help them loose some water. Set aside for about 20min

    Step 3

    Step 4

    In the meantime chop the shallot and put it in a pan with some olive oil and a splash of water

    Step 5

    Chop the tenderstem broccoli heads and set them aside

    Step 6

    Chop the stems as well

    Step 7

    Add the stems to the pan. Sauté for five minutes, add some water if it dries too much

    Step 8

    Add the broccoli tops to the pan. Sauté for few minutes then set aside and let cool down.

    Step 9

    Shred the carrot in a separate bowl

    Step 10

    Add the eggs yolks, separate the whites in another bowl

    Step 11

    Whip the whites until firm, set aside, will use later

    Step 12

    Squeeze as much liquid out of the courgettes as you can and add to the bowl with the carrots

    Step 13

    Add the broccoli and shallots mix (when cold). Season with nutmeg, salt and pepper.

    Step 14

    Stir well all the ingredients together

    Step 15

    Add the whipped whites

    Step 16

    Fold in (don't stir). Add as much breadcrumbs as you need to make the mix less liquid, still it doesn't need to be too dry. This way the croquettes will be crispy on the outside and soft inside.

    Step 17

    Start shaping them. Take a little bit of mix, slightly press it together and shape it as a little disk.

    Step 18

    Place them in a baking tray with wax paper and sprinkled with flour

    Step 19

    Sprinkle some more breadcrumbs on top

    Step 20

    Drizzle with some olive oil. Bake in a 200C preheated oven for about 20min or until brown on top

    Step 21

    Turn on the grill for the last few minutes

    Step 22