Veggie feta and courgette fritters with pistachio rice

Feta & Courgette Fritters with a Pistachio Rice Salad Recipe

40 Minutes
Serves: 2
Tasty courgette and feta fritters dressed with a mint and balsamic vinaigrette, and served with an aubergine, pistachio and rice salad with a lemon & caper dressing, prefect for vegetarians

Recipe Ingreds


  • 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


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


  • 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)


  • 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 2 cms thick slices

Step 3

  • place the slices on paper towel and sprinkle salt onto the aubergines
  • leave for 10 minutes
  • rinse the aubergine under running water to remove salt

Step 4

  • 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 5

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

Step 6

  • 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 7

  • 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 8

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

Step 9

  • 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 10

  • heat the frying pan with a little oil

Step 11

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

Step 12

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

Step 13

  • 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 14

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

Step 15

  • place one serving of rice onto a plate

Step 16

  • add two fritters

Step 17

  • add the mint vinaigrette

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

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About our feta & courgette fritters with pistachio rice recipe

This recipe takes the perfect combination of courgettes, feta and mint and delivers them in a delicious fritter with a  balsamic mint vinaigrette. The feta and courgette fritters are a simple fritter, made with a flour and egg base. They are flavoured with grated courgette and crumbled feta. The courgette fritters are served with mint and balsamic vinegar in the form of a vinaigrette. The dish is completed with an pistachio rice, made with aubergines, pistachios, sun dried tomatoes, the rice is flavoured with parsley and basil. 

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