Kolokithokeftedes (Greek Zucchini Fritters) with Tzatziki Recipe

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Recipe Details

Kolokithokeftedes (Greek Zucchini Fritters) with Tzatziki Recipe

Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins
Active 40 mins
Resting Time 30 mins
Total 60 mins
Serves 6 servings


For Fritters:

  • 3 cups packed, grated zucchini (from about 6 large zucchini)

  • 6 tablespoons dill, chopped

  • 1 bunch (about 8) scallions, white and light green parts finely chopped

  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

  • 1 1/2 cups crumbled feta

  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1 cup flour (plus more if needed)

  • Salt and pepper

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil

For Tzatziki:

  • 2 cups greek yogurt

  • 1 clove of garlic, minced

  • 1/2 cup gratedpeeled cucumber

  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar or lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

  • Salt and pepper


  1. Make Tzatziki: Squeeze excess moisture from cucumber. In a small bowl, mix yogurt, garlic, cucumber and vinegar or lemon juice. Stir in olive oil. Add salt and pepper to taste.

  2. Make Fritters: Lay out a layer of paper towels and spread out grated zucchini. Sprinkle zucchini with salt and let sit for at least thirty minutes and up to an hour. Squeeze out all excess moisture from zucchini.

  3. Put drained zucchini in a large bowl with dill, scallions, nutmeg, and feta. Mix to combine. Stir in eggs. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in flour until dough comes together, adding slightly more flour if dough is too wet to form patties. Form dough into 3-4 inch patties.

  4. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Fry patties until golden brown on both sides and cooked through but still moist, about 2-3 minutes per side. Serve hot with tzatziki alongside.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
423 Calories
24g Fat
31g Carbs
23g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 423
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 9g 43%
Cholesterol 161mg 54%
Sodium 659mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 44mg 222%
Calcium 364mg 28%
Iron 3mg 19%
Potassium 1089mg 23%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)