Lunch,  Snacks

Sweet potato and zucchini bombs

This is my second new recipe for the Lorna Jane Floreat Wellness morning with Floreat Chiropractic. I’m really excited about these because they are so super easy, make a great quick snack, in the lunchbox or can be converted to a main meal. They are in between a ball and a fritter, which is why they are a bomb, also because they are so full of nutrients and flavour that they will explode in your mouth!



2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes
1 cup grated and squeezed zucchini
1 large brown onion, diced
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp crushed garlic
4 sprigs of rosemary, leaves only
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
Salt and pepper to taste
1 egg
1 cup gluten free flour
Olive oil for frying


  • Place cubed sweet potato in a saucepan of cold water and bring to boil. Cook for 10 minutes until soft when poked through with a knife.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil and sauté onion for 10 minutes on medium/low heat until translucent and golden brown. Add grated and drained zucchini, garlic, lemon zest and rosemary leaves and cook for 3-4 minutes. Drizzle with lemon juice.
  • Strain the sweet potato completely and return to a bowl. Mash with a fork or a potato masher, it’s ok if it’s not completely smooth. Add zucchini mix, salt, pepper, egg and gluten free flour and mix well together.
  • Heat a thin layer of oil in a frying pan until sizzling hot and turn to medium heat. Wet your hands and roll equal amounts of mixture into small balls, a bit smaller than a golf ball. Gently place in a hot frying pan, leaving a little space in between balls. Fry for 2 minutes on each side, until golden brown crust forms, making sure to turn over gently using a fork and a spatula.

Serves 4-8. Prep time 15 minutes. Cook time 20 minutes. Gluten free. Dairy free. Nut free. Vegetarian.


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