Crispy Vegetable Fritters with Creamy Garlic Tzatziki

Dive into the crisp, fresh flavors of Zucchini, Feta, and Spinach Fritters, perfectly paired with a creamy Garlic Tzatziki. This dish offers a delightful blend of garden-fresh zucchini, rich feta, and vibrant spinach, all brought together in a savory fritter that’s both light and satisfying. The fritters are complemented by a homemade tzatziki that features bold garlic and tangy lemon, making this meal a perfect choice for a nutritious snack, appetizer, or light lunch.

Ingredients for Garlic Tzatziki:

  • 1 ½ cups Greek yogurt
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 2 tablespoons dill, chopped
  • Kosher salt, to taste

Ingredients for Zucchini, Feta, and Spinach Fritters:

  • 2 medium zucchini, grated
  • 3 handfuls baby spinach, chopped
  • ½ cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • ¼ cup minced fresh herbs (dill, mint, and oregano)
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 scallions, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • Olive oil, for frying


  1. Prepare the Tzatziki:
  • In a bowl, combine Greek yogurt, minced garlic, chopped cucumber, olive oil, and lemon juice.
  • Mix in chopped dill and season with kosher salt to taste. Stir until well combined. Chill in the refrigerator while preparing the fritters to let the flavors meld.
  1. Make the Fritters:
  • Place the grated zucchini in a colander, sprinkle with a little salt, and let sit for 10 minutes. Squeeze out excess moisture.
  • In a large bowl, combine the drained zucchini, chopped spinach, crumbled feta, minced herbs, beaten eggs, minced scallions, and minced garlic. Stir to mix well.
  • Add the flour, baking powder, salt, and pepper to the zucchini mixture and stir until the mixture is well combined.
  1. Cook the Fritters:
  • Warm up some olive oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat.
  • Scoop spoonfuls of the fritter mixture into the hot oil, gently flattening each one with the back of the spoon to form round patties.
  • Fry the fritters until they are golden brown on each side, about 3-4 minutes per side.
  • Once cooked, remove the fritters from the skillet and place them on a paper towel-lined plate to absorb any excess oil.
  1. Serve:
  • Serve the warm fritters with a generous dollop of the chilled garlic tzatziki on the side.


These Zucchini, Feta, and Spinach Fritters with Garlic Tzatziki combine a mix of fresh, flavorful ingredients that result in a dish full of texture and taste. They’re a wonderful way to enjoy seasonal produce and can be easily adapted to include different herbs or cheeses based on your preference. Whether you’re hosting a summer party or just looking for a delightful new recipe, these fritters are sure to impress and satisfy. Enjoy their crispy exterior and soft, flavorful interior alongside the cool, creamy tzatziki for a truly delightful meal.