April 17

Zucchini & Halloumi Fritters


This is a primal recipe as it contains halloumi cheese.  The halloumi adds nice saltiness to the fritters and slightly chewy texture. These are a great dish on their own served with your favorite dipping sauce or aioli.

They make a nice addition to protein at lunch or eggs at breakfast; they might actually make a good substitute for hash browns!

They are just lightly fried, so they have that crispy outside and chewy inside while still being healthy for you. This is just a fun way to pack in some veggies and use up the bounty of zucchini.


Like this recipe? Our recipe developer Irena Macri has lots of paleo breakfast recipes on her blog.

Cook’s notes: Grated cheddar cheese or a few tablespoons of feta or goat’s cheese can be used instead of halloumi.

4.8 from 11 reviews
Zucchini & Halloumi Fritters
  • 2 medium zucchinies, grated
  • 100 g / 3.5 oz halloumi cheese, grated
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon coriander seed powder
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander/cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder (or a little grated fresh garlic)
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder (optional)
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup buckwheat flour, cassava flour or almond meal
  • Coconut oil for cooking
Smokey Chipotle Aioli
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons full-fat yoghurt or coconut yoghurt (or extra mayonnaise, if avoiding dairy)
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon chipotle chilli
  • 1 small clove garlic, grated
  • 3 [sun-dried tomatoes
  • Pinch of salt
  1. Working with a small batch a time, place grated zucchini in your hands and squeeze tight to remove excess liquid from the vegetable flesh. You can discard the juice or save it for a green smoothie. Add the squeezed, grated zucchini to a mixing bowl and add the rest of the ingredients, except for the flour. Mix well together, then add the flour and combine into a consistent batter.
  2. Heat a thin layer (about 1 tablespoon) of coconut oil in a large frying pan. Scoop a good tablespoon or two of the mixture and place it carefully in the pan in a round shape. Press it down slightly to form a flat pancake. Cook for about 4 minutes on each side over medium-high heat, until golden brown on each side.
  3. If making the chipotle aioli, place all ingredients in a blender or a food processor and whiz together until smooth. Alternatively, chop the sun-dried tomatoes finally and mix together with the other ingredients.

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Zucchini & Halloumi Cheese Fritters with Smokey Chipotle Aioli (primal, gluten-free, vegetarian)


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  1. Sounds delish!!!!! And we have all ingredients on hand. So i might have solved tomorrow’s lunch dilemma 🙂

  2. My grandmother used to make some similar ones when I was little I never got a recipe, I will try with this recipe! Thank you very much

  3. These look awesome! I live halloumi and zucchini, but I’ve never had them together! Trying!

  4. The fritters are a great low carb spin on potato latkes. The halloumi cheese was a great addition for a depth of flavor and paired nicely with all of the other spices. My family chose to put plain sour cream on top instead of the aioli but plan on making the aioli next time for more flavor.

  5. I like zucchini anything and even though fritters arent my favorite this makes out for one great recipe! My family has stolen this recipe from me a few times.

  6. Zucchini is far from my favorite but I decided to try this recipe because my husband is a fan. I also used feta and grated cheese rather then what the recipe calls for because I couldn’t find it readily at the store. The cilantro really kicks up the spice, and I love all spicy foods! I really enjoyed, despite the zucchini and will try again in the near future!

  7. I like zucchini a lot so when I came across this recipe, I had to try it. Unfortunately, I didn’t have the halloumi cheese available but I did use feta cheese and it came out great! Next time I will have halloumi cheese before hand. Served it with breakfast instead of hash browns.

  8. These fritters are the best with its crunchy salty taste! Love it with or without the dip!

  9. I love zucchini in all ways! I like to put cheese cream on top and I will make it more often. Thanks for this recipe!

  10. I made these fritters and believe it or not, My family was enchanted and amazed by these. They were really delicious. Definitely gonna make some more today for my lunch.

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