A stack of five zucchini & feta fritters, made with leftover quinoa.
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Zucchini, Feta & Leftover Quinoa Fritters

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.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 2
Calories: 378kcal


  • 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

  • Fold the grated zucchini up in a clean tea towel, and wring the tea towel to release some of the liquid from the zucchini.
  • Place the zucchini in a medium bowl. Add the quinoa, feta cheese, flour, onion and herbs.
  • Season well with salt & pepper, and mix thoroughly to coat the grated zucchini with the flour.
  • Add the eggs to the bowl, and mix again to stir the eggs through the zucchini mixture. 

To cook the fritters

  • Place sheets of kitchen paper on a dinner plate or tray, and set aside.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • Gently cook the fritters for 3 - 4 minutes, or until the bottom of the fritters are golden brown.
  • Flip the fritters, and cook for a further 3 - 4 minutes, or until the other side is also golden brown. 
  • Remove the cooked fritters from the fry pan, and place them on the lined dinner plate.
  • Repeat with the reminder of the mixture.
  • Serve with salad and your favourite sauce, relish or chutney. 


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.


Calories: 378kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 16.8g | Cholesterol: 310mg | Sodium: 442mg | Sugar: 2.8g | Vitamin A: 750IU | Vitamin C: 49.5mg