Kolokithokeftedes (Baked Zucchini Patties)


Appetizer, Recipes | November 21, 2017 | By

Baked Zucchini Patties — The Secret Hit on Any Appetizer Table

For me, dinner parties are about as much fun to throw as they are to attend. Preparing my favorite dishes for family and friends is one of my favorite things to do. However, dinner parties also allow for  R&D, which is the case for my kolokithokeftedes (baked zucchini patties). For example, from the first time I started recipe testing, they’ve been the first to go on any dinner spread. Similarly, this recipe is one of the most requested from my Los Angeles personal chef clients. Those are just a few of the reason that they’re one of my favorite recipes in Opa! The Healthy Greek Cookbook.

What to do with all that zucchini

Anyone who has ever grown zucchini knows they grow in abundance. But coming up with creative ways to make use of them can be a challenge. Luckily, this recipe solves that problem. And you can also easily double it to make more. Kolokithokeftedes are traditionally fried, but this healthier method calls for baking the zucchini patties instead. Serve them with a squeeze of lemon and a dollop of tzatziki. 

Recipe notes

Try substituting almond flour for the breadcrumbs to make the recipe gluten-free and lower carb. In addition, if you don’t like dill you can always substitute a fresh herb of your choice. Similarly, fresh mint and basil would both work well in this recipe.



Kolokithokeftedes are perfect topped with Navarino Icons Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Dip.


How to Baked Zucchini Cakes (Kolokithokeftedes) by xtinaxenos on Jumprope.



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    Nick @ GreekBoston.com
    December 1, 2017

    It’s always good to have a few healthy appetizer go-tos, especially around the holidays when there are plenty of parties to attend. It might not be peak zucchini season but you can still find them. And I’ll have to try out the different dips.

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