This is an easy vegetarian recipe, especially for summer BBQs. Zucchini – or courgette – fritters are delicious and healthy, plus you can make them gluten-free by swapping out with spelt flour. We love the addition of the feta.

Serves 4

You will need:
4 courgettes (zucchini)
1 teaspoon salt
Half an onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tsp cumin seeds, roasted
Salt and pepper
1/2 cup flour
100g feta cheese, chopped
1 tbsp rice bran oil
Aioli or mayo to serve

How to make Zucchini Fritters:

Grate four zucchini.

Place in a colander and sprinkle with a teaspoon of salt. Set aside.

Finely chop half an onion and sauté with two crushed cloves of garlic.

Place grated zucchini on paper towels and pat dry to remove excess moisture. Pat dry again. Removing the moisture is key.

Add the courgette to the onion/garlic with one teaspoon of cumin seeds, salt and pepper and half a cup of of your preferred flour and diced feta cheese.

Heat a medium sized pan, add rice bran oil, dollop in mixture and fry your fritters on both side till golden and crispy.

Serve with your favourite salad and a grunty aioli or herbed mayo.

“This is so great this recipe. Easy, tasty and healthy vegetarian fare using courgettes or zucchini”. Jessica Zanetti of Belmont.


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    • Hi Claire, twiddle a bit with the flour ratio? Try half to a cup and maybe even add an egg to bind if you eat eggs. Definitely need to let the salt work its magic in the colander prior. And the pat dry thing. Let me know how you get on! Happy cooking. Trudi