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A stack of five zucchini & feta fritters, made with leftover quinoa.
Zucchini, Feta & Leftover Quinoa Fritters
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Found yourself with leftover quinoa? Why not turn it into these quick zucchini and feta fritters. Super tasty, they are ideal for either a light lunch or a simple dinner.
Servings: 2
Calories: 378 kcal
  • 200 g (1 cup) grated zucchini
  • 140 g (3/4 cup) cooked quinoa
  • 70 g (1/2 cup) feta cheese crumbled
  • 30 g (3 Tbsp) plain flour
  • 1 spring (green) onion finely sliced
  • 3 Tbsp fresh herbs (try basil & parsley) chopped
  • 3 eggs large
  • Salt & pepper
  • Olive oil or ghee for frying
To make the fritter mixture
  1. Fold the grated zucchini up in a clean tea towel, and wring the tea towel to release some of the liquid from the zucchini.

  2. Place the zucchini in a medium bowl. Add the quinoa, feta cheese, flour, onion and herbs.

  3. Season well with salt & pepper, and mix thoroughly to coat the grated zucchini with the flour.

  4. Add the eggs to the bowl, and mix again to stir the eggs through the zucchini mixture. 

To cook the fritters
  1. Place sheets of kitchen paper on a dinner plate or tray, and set aside.

  2. Heat a large fry pan over a medium-high heat, and add enough oil or ghee to form a thin layer over the bottom of the pan.

  3. Drop heaped dessertspoons of the fritter mixture into the oil, and immediately flatten the mixture with the back of the spoon to form a 1cm thick fritter. 

  4. Gently cook the fritters for 3 - 4 minutes, or until the bottom of the fritters are golden brown.

  5. Flip the fritters, and cook for a further 3 - 4 minutes, or until the other side is also golden brown. 

  6. Remove the cooked fritters from the fry pan, and place them on the lined dinner plate.

  7. Repeat with the reminder of the mixture.

  8. Serve with salad and your favourite sauce, relish or chutney. 

Recipe Notes

I like to keep the fritters warm in a low oven whilst I cook the reminder of the mixture.  Just place the dinner plate in the oven at about 100C, and add the fritters to the plate as they are cooked.

Nutrition Facts
Zucchini, Feta & Leftover Quinoa Fritters
Amount Per Serving
Calories 378 Calories from Fat 151
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16.8g 26%
Cholesterol 310mg 103%
Sodium 442mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 35g 12%
Sugars 2.8g
Protein 24g 48%
Vitamin A 15%
Vitamin C 60%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.