Zucchini Patties with Herbs & Feta (Kolokythokeftedes)


Greeks nibble on these popular zucchini patties as a meze in tavernas while waiting for their main courses to arrive.

Prep Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 25 mins
20 patties


  • 2 pounds zucchini, shredded

  • ¾ teaspoon sea salt

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 ¼ cups crumbled feta cheese (10 ounces)

  • 6 scallions, finely chopped

  • cup finely chopped fresh dill

  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano, crumbled

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 1 ½ cups dry breadcrumbs, preferably whole-wheat

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • Whole-milk plain Greek yogurt for serving


  1. Toss zucchini with salt in a colander. Let stand for 20 minutes. Squeeze handfuls at a time to extract most of the moisture.

  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper; coat with cooking spray.

  3. Lightly beat eggs in a large bowl. Add the zucchini, feta, scallions, dill, oregano and pepper and stir gently to mix. Combine breadcrumbs and flour in a medium bowl. Mix 1/2 cup of the breadcrumb mixture into the zucchini mixture.

  4. Shape 1/4 cup of the zucchini mixture into a patty about 3 inches wide and coat in the breadcrumb mixture. Place on a prepared pan. Repeat with the remaining zucchini mixture to make 20 patties. Brush the patties with oil.

  5. Bake the patties until golden brown, turning once halfway through, about 40 minutes. Serve with yogurt, if desired.


Equipment: Parchment paper

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

229 Calories
14g Fat
18g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Serving Size 2 patties
Calories 229
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 9g 18%
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Vitamin A 485IU 10%
Vitamin C 18mg 20%
Folate 79mcg 20%
Sodium 400mg 17%
Calcium 197mg 15%
Iron 2mg 10%
Magnesium 33mg 8%
Potassium 332mg 7%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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