If you do not already have cooked quinoa, prepare it at this time — 2/3 cup uncooked quinoa will yield ~2 cups cooked.
Shred zucchini using either the coarse side of a box grater or the grater attachment of a food processor. Measure out amount (as original recipe is written, 2 cups). Then transfer to a clean towel and squeeze out excess moisture. Set aside.
Heat a large pot or rimmed skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add oil (or water), onion, and garlic. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Sauté for 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently, or until the onion is tender and fragrant. Add zucchini and sauté for another 2 minutes. Lastly, add chopped greens and stir to slightly wilt. Set aside.
Prepare chickpea “eggs” by combining chickpea flour and water in a small bowl. Stir to combine. It should be a runny paste. Adjust texture as needed. Set aside.
To a large mixing bowl add sautéed vegetables, cooked and cooled quinoa, salt, and fresh dill and stir. Then add chickpea mixture and stir. Lastly, add gluten-free flour and stir until combined. You should have a slightly tacky but moldable mixture. Add more gluten-free flour as needed if too wet to handle.
Form into thin (roughly 1/4-inch-thick) patties the size of the palm of your hand. In the meantime, heat a large rimmed skillet over medium heat (we prefer cast iron).
Once hot, add a little oil to coat the pan and enough fritters to comfortably fit without crowding. Pan fry until golden brown, ~4 minutes on each side.
Optional: For even crispier fritters, continue baking in a 400-degree F (204 C) oven for 10-15 minutes.
Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator up to 3-4 days, or in the freezer up to 1 month. Reheat on the stovetop over medium heat, in a 350 degree F (176 C) oven, or in the microwave until hot. If frozen, thaw before reheating.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated without optional ingredients.
*Prep time does not include cooking quinoa.