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Courgette Sweetcorn Fritters with Chilli Tomato Sauce

Courgette Sweetcorn Fritters with Chilli Tomato Sauce

Lunch, Vacuum Blender | 21st February 2018 | By

Courgette sweetcorn fritters with chilli tomato sauce are just delicious. They’re full of goodness, easy to prepare and make for a nice brunch, lunch or light supper.

If you’ve not made sweetcorn fritters before, or if you’ve not tried them with courgette, I urge you to give them a go. We enjoyed them last night with the hot chilli tomato sauce and an avocado lettuce salad.

Organic Suma Products

Suma have started a new range of organic tinned vegetables from Italy. You may have seen the black chickpeas I used in this recipe for black chickpea and red quinoa burgers. Their latest products include tomatoes with basil, tomatoes with chilli and sweetcorn. I used the latter two to make these courgette sweetcorn fritters with chilli tomato sauce.

Suma Fritter Ingredients

As you’d expect from Suma Wholefoods, the ingredients are all good. The chilli tomatoes contain only organic tomatoes, tomato juice and chilli whilst the sweetcorn contains, sweetcorn, water and sea salt.

I also used Suma’s turmeric and cold pressed rapeseed oil in this recipe. Yes, that is a large pack of turmeric. It helps my arthritic joints, so I get through quite a lot of it. There is a new low salt vegetable bouillon from Suma too. I was going to use it in the sauce, but in the end I wanted the purity of the chilli tomatoes to shine through.

Optimum Vac2 Air Vacuum Blender

I used my new Vac2 to blend the batter for my courgette sweetcorn fritters, but more excitingly, I used it to make the chilli tomato sauce. The sauce was served hot and the whole thing, including the heating was made in this rather marvellous blender.

I was somewhat sceptical when I heard that you could make hot soup in the blender just from the friction of the motor and blades. But I tried it and blow me if I didn’t end up with a steaming bowl of soup. I couldn’t quite believe it. If it works for soup, I reasoned, it must work for sauce too. And it did. Marvellous.

Courgette Sweetcorn Fritters with Chilli Tomato Sauce

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Courgette Sweetcorn Fritters with Chilli Tomato Sauce

Sweetcorn fritters are scrumptious in their own right. However, I’m always up for adding some extra veg into my meals, so I thought why not add a courgette? After all courgette fritters are also very tasty.

Courgette Sweetcorn Fritters

For the sweetcorn, I decided to blend half into the batter and add the other half afterwards for texture and added interest. I’m so glad I did. The sweetness of the corn permeated the whole fritter in the most delightful way. Likewise, I blended one of the spring onions and added the others, chopped, along with the grated courgette.

For a chunkier fritter, my smoky sweetcorn pepper fritters are rather good too. As are these vegetable fritters made from leftover cooked vegetables.

Chilli Tomato Sauce and salad to accompany fritters.

Being a bit of a chilli head, I was keen to try Suma’s tinned chilli tomatoes. I thought this would make a vibrant and slightly tart sauce to act as the perfect foil to the sweetness of the fritters. The flavours all worked together very well, but the colours were also rather pleasing. Green flecked yellow fritters with a red sauce – just what you need to brighten up a dull February day.

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Courgette Sweetcorn Fritters with Chilli Tomato Sauce

These delicious yellow fritters are full of goodness, easy to prepare and make for a nice brunch, lunch or light supper.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Brunch
Cuisine: British
Keyword: chillies, courgettes, fritters, sweetcorn, tomato sauce, zucchini
Servings: 24 fritters
Calories: 57kcal


Courgette Sweetcorn Fritter

  • 100 g flour I used sprouted plain flour, but wholemeal spelt, or a gluten-free mix would work just as well
  • 1 tsp gluten-free baking powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • good grinding of black pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 75 ml milk
  • 340 g tin Suma organic Italian sweetcorn, including water
  • 3 spring onions - 1 left whole, the others finely chopped
  • 1 courgette - grated
  • zest of 1 lime
  • 2 tbsp rapeseed oil

Chilli Tomato Sauce

  • 400 g tin Suma organic chilli tomatoes
  • 50 ml water
  • 50 ml white wine or just use more water
  • 1 garlic clove - peeled
  • 1 tsp tamari


Courgette Sweetcorn Fritter

  • Place all of the ingredients, except for half of the tin of sweetcorn, 2 of the spring onions, the courgette, the lime and the oil into a blender and blitz (I used my Optimum Vac2 Air Vacuum Blender).
  • Place in a bowl and stir in the other ingredients.
  • Heat a large non-stick frying pan over a high heat and drizzle in a little of the rapeseed oil.
  • Turn the heat down to moderate and fry heaped tablespoonfuls of the batter for 5-6 minutes. Flip over and fry for a further 4 minutes. Repeat until all of the batter is used up.
  • Place the fritters on a plate and keep in a warm oven whilst the rest are cooking.

Chilli Tomato Sauce

  • Rinse the blender, then add all of the sauce ingredients.
  • If using a power blender, blend for 6 minutes until piping hot (I used my Optimum Vac2 Air Vacuum Blender). Otherwise, blend, then heat contents in saucepan until simmering.
  • Serve the fritters with the tomato sauce and a green salad.


Makes 24-28 fritters and will feed 4-6 people depending on appetite.
The fritters will keep well in the fridge for a couple of days and can be reheated in a hot oven.
Please note: calories and other nutritional information are per serving. They're approximate and will depend on exact ingredients used.


Calories: 57kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 46mg | Potassium: 135mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 129IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg


This recipe for courgette sweetcorn fritters with chilli tomato sauce is my twelfth for the Suma Blogger’s Network. I made enough fritters to last us two days, so I’m sharing the recipe with #CookOnceEatTwice over at Searching for Spice. And #CookBlogShare with Recipes Made Easy should not be forgotten either.

Some of the ingredients for this recipe were provided by Suma. I was not expected to write a positive review and all opinions are, as always, my own. The post contains affiliate links. Buying through a link will not cost you any more, but I will get a small commission. Thanks to my readers for supporting the brands and organisations that help to keep Tin and Thyme blithe and blogging. 


  1. Emma @ Supper in the Suburbs

    21st February 2018 at 5:24 pm

    These look really yummy! I love a fritter of any kind and sweetcorn is one of my favourite veggies. Unfortunately my OH is allergic so I’d have to size the recipe down and maybe store some for another day 🙂 they look lush!

    • Choclette

      21st February 2018 at 6:26 pm

      Oh no! I’m finding out people have allergies to the strangest things. Just stack the freezer up with them, then you’ve got something to eat in a hurry if OH is not around.

  2. Anna @ Once Upon A Food Blog

    21st February 2018 at 6:10 pm

    These look like a perfect girly brunch meal. Thanks for the great recipe.

    • Choclette

      21st February 2018 at 6:27 pm

      Yes, you’re absolutely right. I think I need a girly brunch now.

  3. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    21st February 2018 at 7:10 pm

    They look right up my alley! I can eat this any time of the day.

    • Choclette

      21st February 2018 at 8:17 pm

      Haha, you and me both Angie 😀

  4. Corina Blum

    22nd February 2018 at 12:06 pm

    These look delicious! I sometimes make sweetcorn fritters for lunch and love the sound of adding some courgette to them as well as the turmeric in the batter – it does make them look a beautiful colour! Thanks for sharing with #CookOnceEatTwice. It did go through!

    • Choclette

      28th February 2018 at 10:15 am

      Thanks Corina. As you’ve probably noticed, I’m always up for adding a little extra something for a little more nutritious goodness.

  5. Claire Jessiman

    22nd February 2018 at 4:19 pm

    I love Sweetcorn fritters but havent made them in ages. Would never have thought to blend some of the corn. Always love sneaking in extra veg though!

    • Choclette

      28th February 2018 at 10:15 am

      Blending half of the corn makes for the best of both worlds. Give it a try and let me know what you think.

  6. Jo Allison / Jo's Kitchen Larder

    22nd February 2018 at 9:20 pm

    I love the look and sound of these fritters! I think my boys would love them, will be giving them a go!

    • Choclette

      28th February 2018 at 10:06 am

      Thanks Jo. They are most delicious. Hopefully your boys will love them.

  7. jenny walters

    23rd February 2018 at 12:25 pm

    These look absolutely beautiful and very yummy.Fritters are something that I keep meaning to make and don’t seem to get round to.These are def the ones I’m going to make.Pinned!

    • Choclette

      28th February 2018 at 10:13 am

      Thanks Jenny. I know what you mean. I always enjoy eating fritters and they are so easy to make. I’ve no idea why I don’t make them more often.

  8. Elizabeth

    23rd February 2018 at 4:27 pm

    Those fritters sound amazing but that sauce sounds absolutely epic! Intrigued by the blender too!

    • Choclette

      28th February 2018 at 10:12 am

      The sauce is good and especially when it’s all made and heated in the blender. I’m really liking this one. Blends well, has a fab vacuum function and heats too.

  9. Jacqueline Meldrum

    24th February 2018 at 5:19 pm

    Cooper loves sweetcorn, so I know he would love these. I’d like them with the hot sauce, but I think I’d have to skip it for the wee guy!

    • Choclette

      28th February 2018 at 10:08 am

      Is Cooper still cooking with you Jac? You could get him to make the fritters maybe? Though as you say, the hot sauce is probably best avoided.

  10. Jacqueline Meldrum

    24th February 2018 at 5:20 pm

    Oh and I stumbled, yummed, pinned and flipped x

  11. Cat | Curly's Cooking

    25th February 2018 at 4:39 pm

    These fritters look so tasty, I love sweetcorn.

    • Choclette

      28th February 2018 at 10:07 am

      I rarely think to use sweetcorn in cooking, but always enjoy it when I do.

  12. Kate - Gluten Free Alchemist

    25th February 2018 at 6:30 pm

    Delicious Choclette…. so crisp and tempting! I am thinking something like chickpea flour may be a good GF sub?

    • Choclette

      28th February 2018 at 10:17 am

      Chickpea flour would be splendid Kate. It makes fab pancakes, so why not fritters.

  13. Jacqui Bellefontaine

    26th February 2018 at 5:51 pm

    I love courgette fritters and I love sweetcorn fritter but have never combined the two. Sounds delicious. I like the idea of the chili tomato sauce with them too.

  14. Choclette

    28th February 2018 at 10:18 am

    I used to go to a whole food cafe that made gorgeous lentil fritters. There was always a choice of having them with tomato sauce or yoghurt sauce and I never knew which one to have – both made for a delicious combination.

  15. Cathy @ Planet Veggie

    14th March 2018 at 11:34 am

    I’ve never made fritters, I am so ashamed! These look so easy though, I’ve got to give them a go. I was also pleased to see the lack of ingredients in the Suma chilli tomatoes. So often, I see tins of ordinary products with added extras (chilli, for example) to make them more interesting but then they usually add a whole heap of other ingredients that are just so unnecessary.

    • Choclette

      14th March 2018 at 1:23 pm

      The interesting thing about these fritters is that half the sweetcorn is blended in. Works really well. Being a whole food co-op, Suma are pretty good at keeping their ingredients “pure” on their own labeled products.


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