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Goat Cheese Zucchini Fritters (gluten-free)

Zucchini fritters are the perfect appetizer or small bite. And these goat cheese zucchini fritters are topped with a creamy garlic, chive, yogurt sauce.

Goat Cheese Zucchini Fritters |

Zucchini may now be one of my favorite vegetables. But want to hear something funny? Before going healthy, I never ate it that often. Sad, but true. I did not yet understand the amazing versatility of this vegetable! You can chop it, puree it, zoodle it (yes, that’s a verb!) and of course shred it. And with such a mild flavor, it really lets the other ingredients shine. So today, I completely heart zucchini. Which means it always in the fridge, ready to go.

Which is perfect, especially when I’m craving something garlic and cheesy – like these zucchini fritters. The shallot adds just the right balance of savory while the garlic chive yogurt sauce is the ideal herb complement. It’s a marriage made in vegetable herb heaven. But if you’d like to kick these zucchini fritters up a notch, go for some herbed goat cheese.

After a few trials with this goat cheese zucchini fritter recipe, I’ve also decided that I like my fritters thinner and crispier. But feel free to play with the ingredients if you like them thicker. And trust me when I say that once you start eating these zucchini fritters, it’s hard to stop at one.


Goat Cheese Zucchini Fritters |

Goat Cheese Zucchini Fritters |

5 from 1 vote

Goat Cheese Zucchini Fritters with Garlic, Chive Yogurt Sauce

Prep Time: 35 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 50 mins
Servings: 12 fritters
Author: Lisa Bryan
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Zucchini fritters are the perfect appetizer or small bite. And these goat cheese zucchini fritters are topped with a creamy garlic, chive, yogurt sauce.


  • 3 medium zucchini
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup goat cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 tsp pepper, add to taste
  • olive oil for frying

Garlic, Chive Yogurt Sauce:

  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp chives, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper


  • Grate the zucchini and put into a bowl. Sprinkle with salt, mix together and let stand for 20 minutes. The salt will work to draw the moisture out of the zucchini.
  • Squeeze out the liquid from the zucchini, either with a nut milk bag, cheesecloth or with a fine mesh colander and return to the bowl.
  • Mix in the shallot, eggs, coconut flour, cheese and pepper.
  • Heat the oil in a large pan over medium heat. Using either your hands or a spoon, dollop out mounds of the mixture into the hot pan. Using a spatula, push down each fritter to flatten.
  • Cook the fritters 3-4 minutes on each side.
  • Remove the fritters from the pan and place on a paper towel to absorb the oil.
  • Mix sauce ingredients together in a bowl. Serve immediately with the fritters.


Calories: 53kcal, Carbohydrates: 4g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 32mg, Sodium: 335mg, Potassium: 176mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 215IU, Vitamin C: 9.3mg, Calcium: 44mg, Iron: 0.5mg
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten free zucchini fritters, Goat Cheese Zucchini Fritters, paleo zucchini fritters, Zucchini Fritters
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7 comments on “Goat Cheese Zucchini Fritters (gluten-free)”

  1. Hello! I’m doing keto and wondering if it’s possible to replace the yogurt with sour cream? If so, would I need to change any of the other quantities for the sauce? Thanks!!

  2. Oh Lisa – I had understood that the Paleo ‘diet’ didn’t allow me to eat either cheese or yogurt and I miss them so! To rub salt into the wound, I live in Cyprus where anything made from goats is in plentiful supply and I have been resisting this bounty! May I really eat goats’ cheese and goats’ yogurt?

  3. Wow! i just realized that I actually got all the ingredients i need to make this dish in my kitchen. So… It will be either lunch or supper tomorrow! Yum!

    • Awesome – can’t wait to hear what you think! :)

      • I just loved it! Ate it with some fried chicken and sallad and it tasted just amazing! Posted a pic on instagram so you can see the result! (I was hungry as you can see from the portion size… :p