Super-quick zucchini and halloumi fritters

Jul 12, 2020
These tasty treats will have you reaching back for more every time! Source: Getty.

If you want a quick and light snack to enjoy for lunch or as a treat in between meals, try these mouthwatering fritters that can be whipped up in just 20 minutes! With just a handful of ingredients, this super simple recipe is the perfect low-effort dish.

You can serve these up to family and friends or simply enjoy them as a treat on their own. Either way, the delicious zucchini and halloumi fritters will easily become some of your new favourites no matter what the occasion! Enjoy!


  • 500g zucchini, trimmed
  • 250g pkt halloumi
  • 1 brown onion, trimmed, peeled
  • Peanut oil, to deep-fry
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 1 egg
  • 150g (1 cup) self-raising flour
  • Sea salt flakes, to serve
  • Ground cumin, to serve
  • Fresh mint leaves, to serve
  • Tzatziki dip or relish, to serve


  1. Use a food processor or a box grater to coarsely grate the zucchini, halloumi and onion. Transfer to a large bowl. Stir in the mint. Make a well in the centre and add the egg. Lightly whisk the egg. Add the flour and stir well to combine.
  2. Pour enough oil to come one-third up the side of a wok. Place over high heat. Heat to 170C on a cook’s thermometer. Use hands to shape 1/3 cup zucchini mixture into a fritter. Add to the oil. Repeat to make 3 more fritters. Deep-fry the fritters, turning halfway, for 4 minutes or until fritters are golden and cooked through. Use a slotted spoon to transfer to a plate lined with paper towel. Repeat, in 2 more batches, with the remaining mixture to make 12 fritters.
  3. Transfer the fritters to a serving platter. Sprinkle with sea salt flakes and cumin. Top with mint leaves. Serve with tzatziki or relish.

Become a Starts at 60 Member now.

Starts at 60 Members get a whole lot more value here. It’s free to join and you’ll get:

  • Exclusive emailers with the latest news and leading insights from retirement experts
  • Free online Retirement Masterclasses and other events
  • Amazing deals on tours, cruises, and community holidays from Travel at 60
  • And *new* an ecommerce marketplace just for over 60s with exclusive member offers

What are you waiting for?


Leave your comment

Please sign in to post a comment.
Retrieving conversation…
Stories that matter
Emails delivered daily
Sign up