Yay, its summertime and Zucchini Fritters served with homemade chutney and a fresh garden salad is the perfect summer meal. My Zucchini harvests are in full swing and I will be making the most of the abundance by trialling out as many new Zucchini recipes as I can. When I first started growing Zucchini the only way I knew how to cook with them was to throw them in a stirfry, but I have since learnt there are so many easy and delicious ways to use them. I look forward to sharing them all with you! These were quick and easy to make and taste so good! That is pretty much the main criteria for anything I cook!

For these fritters, I used Golden Zucchini as that is what I had just picked but you can use any variety. I have found the Golden Zucchini much like the regular black variety but you do have to harvest them earlier as the seeds inside start to develop quickly.


  • 3 small-medium zucchini
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 Egg (sometimes I leave this out)
  • 1/4 finely sliced red onion (could use shallots or spring onion)
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley and chives
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 small fresh chilli finely sliced

Note: you could add 1/2 cup of cheese to really up the flavour such as parmesan, cheddar or fetta.

How to Make them:

  1. Rinse your zucchini and grate them into a bowl. Grind with a good amount of rock salt (roughly 5-6 grinds) to allow the moisture to extract. Stir through, cover and set aside for 10minutes.
  2. Finely chop your herbs, onion and chilli.
  3. After 10 minutes or so place your grated zucchini in a sieve and squeeze out all the extra moisture.
  4. Then in a clean bowl mix all your ingredients together and season well with salt and pepper.
  5. Heat a pan on medium-high heat with oil and spoon your mixture in and flatten it down a bit. Cook 3-4 minutes on each side or until crispy brown.

Makes 10-12 Zucchini Fritters

Serving suggestions:

You could serve your Zucchini Fritters with a dollop of Greek yoghurt or sour cream, your favourite chutney and a fresh green garden salad.

What are your favourite ways to use Zucchini?

Holly 🌱

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