Appetizers/ Vegetables

Zucchini Walnut Fritters with Lemon – Mint Yogurt Sauce

These crunchy fritters have chopped walnuts and a lot of herbs. Can be served as a side dish with salmon or roasted chicken.

This Yogurt with Lemon and Mint sauce cools the heat from fiery curries and adds richness to Zucchini Pancakes. You also can serve it on the salad.

Zucchini Walnut Fritters with Lemon - Mint Yogurt Sauce

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  • 3 cups coarsely grated zucchini
  • salt and freshly ground pepper as needed
  • 1 cup chopped scallions
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup oat bran
  • 1/3 cup chopped dill
  • 1/3 cup chopped parsley
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped basil
  • 2/3 cup chopped, toasted walnuts
  • olive oil for pan
  • capers for serving (optional)
  • For the sauce:
  • 2 cups of yogurt 
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup mint, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. flat-leaf parsley, minced
  • salt and freshly ground pepper as needed



For the sauce: Combine the yogurt with all ingredients in a food processor and puree until smooth. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.


Place the grated zucchini in the bowl. Sprinkle with salt and let stand for 30 minutes. Squeeze the zucchini to remove as much liquid as possible. In a large bowl, combine the zucchini, scallions, eggs, oat bran, dill, parsley, basil, salt, and pepper until evenly blended. Fold the walnuts into the zucchini mixture.


Add the oil to a skillet and heat over medium-high until the surface of the oil shimmers. Working in batches, drop heaping tablespoons of zucchini mixture into the hot oil. Fry until the fritters are golden brown and cooked through, about 3 - 4 minutes per side. Serve immediately with yogurt lemon sauce and capers.

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    Nami | Just One Cookbook
    August 27, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    I always enjoy your recipes and photos. Usually check from iphone first but I have to say I really look forward to coming to the site and look at your posts in a big screen! I'm amazed how food can be presented so beautifully (even same ingredients I use for cooking). Your produces must be so happy being cooked and presented this gorgeous! 😉 Haha.

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    August 27, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Can I come over for dinner? May be I'll learn a trick or two from you too… 🙂

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    August 27, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Marina, you and Nami are always welcome to my house-)) Thank you my beautiful girls!

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    Thyme (Sarah)
    August 28, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Those zucchini fritters look so delicious. I love how you used oat bran to hold them together instead of white flour. I would love to try these out!

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    August 29, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    These fritters with the sauce and salmon look divine, Yelena 😉 Again, a fabulous presentation!!

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