Zucchini and Feta Fritters

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My mother will laugh when seeing this recipe… Even though I eat pretty much everything, was never a picky eater and have always been keen and open to try out new things, I used to ‘strongly dislike’ zucchini. ;) In whatever form or shape.

However, taste develops and changes – something I’ve noticed many times in my life already.


Isabel Essen_Healthy Eats _Zucchini and Feta Fritters 01And though I can’t say I’m in love with zucchini now, I’ve come to like them and use them more and more often in my own cooking in combination with other veg and ingredients.

Whether you like or dislike zucchini, this recipe certainly is a winner for everyone! The crispy combination of spices, spring onions, zucchini and feta cheese make for a tasty and light lunch or dinner that even your kids or other family members who aren’t keen on veg will enjoy!

See for yourselves and let me know how it went! :)

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Zucchini and Feta Fritters

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 20 small fritters

Serving Size: 3-4 fritters

Zucchini and Feta Fritters

Author: Recipe by Isabel Essen - Healthy Eats (isabelessen.com)


  • 2 cups finely shredded zucchini
  • 1/2 cup ground flax seed meal
  • 2 Tbsp coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup feta, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup spring onions, chopped
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp peri-peri
  • 3/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 3 tsp olive oil
  • Optional: Greek yogurt for garnish


  1. Peel and shred zucchini. Put in a fine-mesh sieve and press on zucchini to release moisture.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flax seed meal, coconut flour, oregano, thyme, peri-peri, pepper, nutmeg and salt.
  3. Stir in feta and chopped spring onions, then stir in drained zucchini and eggs until thoroughly combined.
  4. Form mixture into about 20 small patties (or less, if you prefer bigger ones).
  5. In a large frying pan, heat some of the oil and cook zucchini fritters on medium heat until browned and cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes per side.
  6. Remove to a paper towel lined plate and repeat with remaining oil and fritters.
  7. Serve warm with a salad of your choice and some Greek yogurt for garnish.


You're a big fan of feta cheese? Go ahead, be brave and double up the portion!

For a dairy-free alternative, try goats cheese instead!


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