Zucchini Fritters with Avocado Salsa & Tzatziki

  • Zucchini Fritters with Avocado Salsa & Tzatziki
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  • 3 x zucchini (aprox 400gm)
  • 1 Tbls salt
  • 2 x eggs
  • 2 Tbls buttermilk
  • 100g x low fat feta (danish or tasmanian) – crumbled
  • 1 x red onion – halved and finely sliced
  • 1 Tbls fresh thyme chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 cup sr flour – sifted


Salt and ground pepper to taste
Olive or vegetable oil for cooking
Lemon wedges, tzatziki & avocado salsa to serve (optional)

• Coarsely grate the zucchini and place into a colander. Sprinkle over 1 tbsp salt and lightly toss. Weight down and leave over sink to drain excess moisture for 20 minutes. Rinse and pat dry with paper towel.
• Place zucchini into a large mixing bowl and add all other ingredients adding the flour last. Stir well and season to taste.
• Heat a large non stick frypan and drizzle in a little oil to coat the base. Place heaped tablespoons of batter in the pan and flatten slightly with the back of a spoon. Cook for a few minutes or until golden before flipping over to cook other side.
• Keep fritters warm while cooking remaining batter by placing them on a wire rack in a low oven.
• Serve with lemon wedges, avocado salsa and tzatziki.

Avocado Salsa

1 avocado – finely diced
2 tomatoes – finely diced
1 spring onion – chopped
1 tbsp fresh mint – chopped
1 tbsp parsley – chopped
Juice of 1 lime
Dash of Tabasco (optional)
2 tbsp ext virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

• Combine all ingredients and season to taste


1 medium sized Lebanese cucumber (aprox 30cm)
1 or 2 cloves garlic – crushed
1 cup low fat Greek style yogurt
2 tsp red wine vinegar
1 tbsp fresh mint – chopped
Salt and pepper to taste

• Split cucumber lengthwise and remove seeds with a teaspoon. Coarsely grate or finely dice, place into a colander and sprinkle with 2 tsp salt. Toss lightly and set aside for 15 minutes. Pat with paper towel to remove excess moisture and place in a medium mixing bowl.
• Add remaining ingredients, stir well and refrigerate until required.

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  • I cooked nearly same and they always delicious.


    by ANNA LINHART on 08/03/2013, 12:15
    • yes, we make these often in summer when we have a lot of zucchini in the garden or they are really cheap at the market. I think it’s the buttermilk, even though it’s such a small amount, that makes them so light and scrumptious. :)


      by Poppy La Pops on 09/03/2013, 02:12
      Poppy La Pops
  • I shared this recipe with a friend who has a bumper zucchini crop .. I do like the look of it


    by Helen Minns on 08/03/2013, 14:39
    Helen Minns
    • hope your friend enjoys these as much as we do! they’re even quite yummy on their own or with a little chilli jam or chutney :)


      by Poppy La Pops on 09/03/2013, 02:13
      Poppy La Pops
      • oh excellent idea! I have a few zucchini in the garden and have just made rhubarb chutney (recipe uploaded on here) so might just give it a go myself. I love the inspiration I get here thnx


        by Helen Minns on 09/03/2013, 09:07
        Helen Minns
        • mmm… rhubarb chutney! will have to have a look at that one. I love the inspiration too :)


          by Poppy La Pops on 09/03/2013, 12:44
          Poppy La Pops
  • Yummm! The kids LOVED them too! Great way to use up all those zucchinis in the veggie patch.


    by Amanda Bywaters on 09/03/2013, 10:51
    Amanda Bywaters
    • I think fritters are always a great way to get kids to eat veggies although I can tell that your kids already have an appreciation for some healthy backyard produce :)


      by Poppy La Pops on 09/03/2013, 12:50
      Poppy La Pops
  • I’ve also tried this recipe and substituted the zucchini for other shredded veggies such as carrot, sweet potato, broccoli, roasted capsicum, chard, or even sweet corn. All delish but I just love the flavour and texture best when they’re made with zucchini :)


    by Poppy La Pops on 09/03/2013, 12:58
    Poppy La Pops
  • this sounds soo yummy i can imagine the taste….i remember mum used to make these…i will surely be trying them soon….thanks for the recipe…i thought there might be breadcrumbs in it too…


    by Nehir Ak on 13/04/2013, 16:27
    Nehir Ak