Veggie feta and courgette fritters with pistachio rice

Feta & Courgette Fritters with a Pistachio Rice Salad Recipe

40 Minutes
Serves: 2
These delicious courgette and feta fritters are easy to make and are complimented with a fresh mint and balsamic vinaigrette. The zucchini fritters are served with an aubergine, pistachio and rice salad with a lemon & caper dressing, prefect for vegetarians

Recipe Ingreds

Salad

  • 1 aubergine
  • black pepper (to taste)
  • 3 sprig fresh basil
  • 4 sprig fresh parsley
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 50 grams pistachio
  • 1 packet microwave brown rice
  • salt (to taste)
  • 3 sun dried tomatoes

Dressing

  • black pepper (to taste)
  • 2 tsp capers
  • 0.5 lemon
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt (to taste)
  • caster sugar (to taste)

Courgette feta Fritters

  • 2 courgette
  • 1 egg
  • 60 grams feta cheese
  • 10 ml milk
  • 30 grams plain flour
  • 3 tbsp sunflower oil
  • salt (to taste)
  • black pepper (to taste)

Vinaigrette

  • 3 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp mint jelly
  • 3 tbsp olive oil

Recipe with pictures Steps

Step 1

  • set the oven to 180C 350F or gas mark 4
  • warm the precooked rice by following the instructions
  • Add the precooked rice to the bowl
  • set a side to cool a little

Step 2

  • cut the aubergines into cubes
  • add the aubergine
  • add the oil to the baking tray
  • coat the aubergine in oil
  • place in the oven
  • cook until lightly caramelised about 10 to 15 minutes
  • turning once part way through cooking

Step 3

  • add the pistachios to the other baking tray
  • bake for 10 minutes turning once part way through cooking

Step 4

  • make the mint vinaigrette
  • melt the mint jelly in the microwave or a pan
  • whisk in the balsamic vinegar
  • add the oil for the vinaigrette
  • set a side

Step 5

  • make the caper dressing
  • rinse and chop the capers
  • squeeze the lemon(s) .
  • mix the capers, lemon juice and oil in a bowl
  • season with salt and pepper and sugar to taste

Step 6

  • grate the courgettes
  • squeeze all the liquid from the courgettes
  • place the courgette in a bowl
  • add the flour

Step 7

  • beat the egg
  • add the eggs to the courgette mixture
  • add the milk
  • crumble the feta cheese over the mixture
  • season with salt and pepper

Step 8

  • add a tablespoon of the courgette mixture to create each fritter
  • heat the frying pan with a little oil
  • cook for 5 minutes until golden brown, turn the fritters over half way
  • cook in batches and keep warm in the oven

Step 9

  • add the aubergine to the rice
  • add the pistachios
  • stir to mix the ingredients

Step 10

  • chop the sun dried tomatoes
  • wash and finely chop the fresh parsley
  • wash and tear the basil leaves
  • add the sun dried tomatoes, parsley and basil to the rice

Step 11

  • add the caper dressing to the rice
  • stir to mix the ingredients
  • season with salt and pepper

Step 12

  • place one serving of rice onto a plate

Step 13

  • add the mint vinaigrette
  • add two fritters
  • place a serving of rice onto the serving plate

Recipe Utensils

  • 1 baking tray
  • 1 chopping board
  • 1 fish slice
  • 1 frying pan
  • 1 grater
  • 1 kitchen paper
  • 2 large bowl
  • 1 large knife
  • 1 lemon squeezer
  • 1 sieve
  • 2 small bowl

How to make feta and courgette fritters

Grate the courgettes and squeeze out the excess liquid, place in a bowl and add the flour. Add the beaten egg, milk and crumble in the feta cheese, season with salt and pepper. Heat some flavourless oil in a pan and spoon in the fritter mixture one heap tablespoon per fritter flatten and fry till golden brown.

When to cook crispy courgette and feta fritters

These delicious zucchini fritters are perfect in the spring, summer and autumn, they are great for an evening meal or a brunch.

Who will love this recipe?

They are ideal for adults and children alike, great for vegetarians, and because they are quick to cook they are perfect for a quick evening meal

Veggie dinner party

This recipe makes an ideal dinner party main course for a summer veggie dinner party we serve them with a pistachio rice, made with aubergines, pistachios, sun dried tomatoes, the rice is flavoured with parsley and basil perfect for a middle eastern themed party. 

Flavour profile

The flavours of these fritters are a lovely mixture of salty and creamy from the feta and freshness from the courgettes and mint.

What to eat with courgette fritters?

We serve them with a pistachio pilaf rice, made with aubergines, pistachios, sun dried tomatoes and a mint dressing, you can also serve them with

  • a fruit and nut couscous
  • a simple green salad
  • a Greek salad with a minty dressing
  • a minty tzatziki as a starter

What makes our cheesy fritters the best

This recipe perfect is made with the perfect combination of courgettes or zucchinis, feta and mint.  What makes this recipe idea special is the addition of a fresh mint and balsamic vinegar vinaigrette that takes this dish to the next level.

Frequently asked questions 

QuestionsAnswers

Why are my zucchini fritters soggy?

You need to make sure that you have removed sufficient moisture from the grated courgettes, we place the grated courgette in cheesecloth to ensure we remove sufficient moisture. 

Can you freeze courgette fritters?

Yes, to freeze cover a plate with cling film place the cooked fritters onto the plate in a single layer cover with cling film, freeze and then remove from the plate and store in a bag. To reheat heat in a dry frying pan and heat thoroughly. 

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