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Healthy Zucchini Fritters

These healthy zucchini fritters are full of grated zucchini, fresh garlic, and feta and served with a garlic lemon sauce!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: zucchini fritters, zucchini recipes
Servings: 6 fritters


  • 2 medium zucchini (should equal about 2 cups) grated and liquid squeezed out
  • 3 garlic cloves grated or pressed
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 3/4 cup feta cheese or cheese of choice
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • olive oil or refined coconut oil for frying

Garlic lemon sauce

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • handful fresh basil or parsley or both
  • 1/2 tsp both salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 large garlic clove


  • Grate zucchini into a bowl and sprinkle a little salt over it. Mix well and squeeze as much liquid as you can out of the zucchini. This will ensure your fritters aren't soggy. Check out the post for different ways to get the liquid out.
  • Once the liquid is squeezed out add in egg, bread crumbs, and feta cheese and mix well.
  • Grate in the garlic and add salt and pepper and mix well.
  • Patty out fritters (I got 6 but you could get more or less depending on the size you want) and heat about 3-4 tablespoons of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Wait until the oil is hot and add fritters to the skillet making sure not to overcrowd them.
  • Cook about 3-5 minutes on each side not flipping until they are nicely crisp.
  • Remove from the heat and place on a plate lined with paper towels to absorb extra oil.
  • Repeat and add oil if necessary. Make dipping sauce.

Garlic Lemon Sauce

  • In a blender add all ingredients and blend well.
  • Dip or top fritters with sauce and enjoy!