Zesty Zucchini Muffins Recipe

These savory zucchini muffins are a delightful alternative to meat dishes, packed with flavor and nutrients. Quick to prepare and irresistibly tasty, they make a perfect snack, appetizer, or side dish. Here’s how to make them:


  • 2 medium zucchinis, grated
  • 1 large potato, grated
  • 3 tablespoons semolina
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • Fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • Fresh dill, finely chopped
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup grated hard cheese (like Parmesan)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 red pepper, finely diced
  • Greek yogurt, for serving
  • 2 cucumbers, finely diced, for serving
  • 3 olives, sliced, for garnish
  • 1 clove garlic, minced


  1. Prep Ingredients:
    • Squeeze the excess moisture from the grated zucchini and potato using a clean kitchen towel or a sieve. This is crucial to prevent the muffins from becoming too soggy.
  2. Mix the Batter:
    • In a large mixing bowl, combine the grated zucchini, potato, semolina, milk, chopped parsley, dill, salt, and black pepper. Stir to blend well.
    • Add the olive oil, grated cheese, eggs, flour, and baking powder. Mix until just combined. Fold in the diced red pepper last to maintain its crunch.
  3. Preheat and Prepare:
    • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a muffin tin with olive oil or line it with muffin papers.
  4. Bake:
    • Spoon the batter into the muffin tin, filling each cup about three-quarters full. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the tops are golden and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  5. Prepare the Side:
    • While the muffins are baking, mix the Greek yogurt with minced garlic in a small bowl. Combine the diced cucumbers in another bowl and season with a little salt and olive oil.
  6. Serve:
    • Allow the muffins to cool slightly before removing them from the tin. Serve warm with a dollop of garlic Greek yogurt and a side of seasoned cucumbers. Garnish with sliced olives.


  • Cheese Variations: Feel free to experiment with different types of cheese for different flavors, such as mozzarella for a milder taste or a smoked cheese for added depth.
  • Adding Meat: For non-vegetarians, adding crumbled bacon or diced ham to the batter can enhance the flavor.
  • Storage: These muffins keep well in the refrigerator for up to 3 days and can be reheated in a microwave or oven.

Enjoy your delicious and nutritious zucchini muffins that offer a satisfying and healthy alternative to meaty dishes!