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Zucchini Basil and Feta Fritters (kolokithokeftedes)

These homemade gluten-free Zucchini, Basil, and Feta Fritters are perfectly crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. They make for a healthy appetiser, side dish, or even light meal. In Greek, we call the 'kolokithokeftedes' and they are the perfect bite of summer!



What are Kolokithokeftedes (Zucchini Fritters)?

Separating the word 'kolokithokeftedes' in half, 'kolokithi' means zucchini and 'keftedes' means meatballs, so together it makes the word Zucchini-balls. What makes these fritters Greek and different from most fritters is the incorporation of tangy feta and a whole heap of fresh herbs. The taste is aromatic and sensational.


Watch How to Make It


Helpful Tips

Can I prepare the ingredients ahead of time?

All the ingredients can be individually prepared ahead of time, however, overnight, the zucchini may release more liquid which will need to be squeezed out again. Combine the ingredients only when ready to cook. The Lemon and Garlic Dip can be made the day before and stored in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.


I want an Extra Crispy Coating

For an extra crispy coating, add a heaped tablespoon of parmesan cheese to the mixture.


Can I swap brown rice flour with plain gluten-free flour?

Yes, you can but I find brown rice or rice flour helps to make the fritters cripsy.