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Spicy Courgette Fritters

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These spicy courgette fritters are super quick and super tasty. They're super versatile and go with basically anything. I love eating mine in soft flour tortilla wraps with generous portions of hummus. However, these fritters work equally as well in buns, with rice, with noodles, on soup, as a hat... well maybe not that, but they are truly delicious.
Course Burgers & Buns, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American, European
Diet Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword courgette fritters, courgette patties, easy vegan fritter recipes, vegan courgette fritters, vegan fritter recipes, zucinni friters
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 6 Fritters
Calories 135


  • 2 Medium Courgettes
  • 1 Teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 65 g Plain Flour
  • 65 g Gram Flour
  • 3 Tablespoons Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 2 Cloves Garlic pressed into a paste
  • 2 Large Spring Onions finely sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon Harissa preferably rose harissa
  • 1 Teaspoon Cumin Powder
  • 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil


  • Roughly grate the 2 courgettes into a large mixing bowl and toss with the 1 teaspoon of sea salt. Allow the courgette to sit for 5 minutes before squeezing out all of the excess moisture. Return the squeezed courgette back to the mixing bowl.
  • Tip in the 65g plain flour, 65g gram flour, 1 teaspoon cumin powder, 1 tablespoon harissa paste, 2 pressed garlic cloves, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 2 sliced spring onions and 3 tablespoons of nutritional yeast. Combine well until the spices and flour are evenly incorporated with the courgette. You should end up with a sticky, but mouldable dough.
  • Divide the dough mixture into 4 - 6 portions depending on how large or small you want your fritters to be. Take each portion and work in the palm of your hands into a flat patty - around 1/2 inch thick. Place onto a lightly floured surface.
  • Heat the 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a large frying pan over a medium to high heat. Place a few fritters into the pan and fry for 2-3 minutes. Then flip the fritters and gently press with a spatula to ensure they are nice and flat. Fry for a further 2-3 minutes or until the fritters begin to take a little colour.
  • Repeat this process until all your fritters are cooked. You may need to top up the olive oil in between batched. For best results serve the fritters immediately. They work well in wraps, buns, with rice, noodles, basically anything. Go wild!


Calories: 135kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 506mg | Potassium: 387mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 231IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 2mg