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Zucchini mint haloumi fritters - These healthy, vegetarian Zucchini, Mint and Haloumi Fritters fast and easy to make and are absolutely delicious, perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner!
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Zucchini, Mint and Haloumi Fritters

These easy to make Zucchini, Mint and Haloumi Fritters are a quick and easy to make nourishing meal. Have them for breakfast, lunch or dinner. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast, Main Course, Side Dish
Servings: 4


  • 500 g zucchini/s - grated, moisture wrung from it
  • 1 red onion/s - finely chopped
  • 1 clove/s garlic - crushed
  • ¼ bunch/s fresh mint leaves - picked off the stems and finely chopped
  • 180 g haloumi - crumbled
  • 1 lemon/s - zest
  • ½ tsp sea salt - or to taste
  • Ground black pepper
  • 3 free-range or organic egg/s - whisked a little
  • 50 g besan flour (chickpea flour) see alternatives below


  • Combine the zucchini, onion, garlic, mint and haloumi together in a large mixing bowl or food processor.
  • Add the zest, salt, pepper, eggs and mix to combine.
  • Lastly add the flour and mix well. he mixture should have the consistency of a pancake batter so add more flour if you feel it's necessary. 
  • Add a little ghee or butter to a fry pan and heat over a moderate heat. Add the batter (approx. heaped tablespoon) and cook until brown, carefully flipping.


  • Chop the zucchini, 5 seconds, speed 5. Wring out the moisture well and set aside.
  • Add garlic to the bowl, chop 3 seconds, speed 6. Add the onion, chop 5 seconds, speed 5.
  • Add the mint leaves, chop 5 seconds, speed 5.
  • Now chop the haloumi (broken into quarters), 5 seconds, speed 5.
  • Add the zucchini back into the bowl and the rest of the ingredients. Blend, scraping the sides, 10 seconds, speed 4.


  • With a leafy, green salad.


  • Re-heat under a low grill or in a sandwich press. The are also great cold.


  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
  • Can also be frozen.


Change the flour (legume-free)

A blend of wholemeal spelt flour and almond meal or a gluten-free premix are a good alternative (you will just need to increase the quantity of flour to make a thickish, pancake like batter).

Onion and garlic-free

Replace the onion with finely diced fennel and the garlic with a pinch of cumin.

I hope you love these as much as we do. I love to hear what you think. Feel free to post a comment or question below!