Stack of Zucchini Fritters on a blue plate with a small bowl of dip in the background.

Zucchini Fritters

  • Author: Contentedness Cooking
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 6
  • Total Time: 16 minutes
  • Yield: 20 1x
  • Category: Lunch, dinner, party food
  • Method: Cooking
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Vegetarian


These Zucchini Fritters are easy to make with simple ingredients and eggless. They are crispy and hold together perfectly without falling apart. Full of amazing flavors thanks to a mix of smoked paprika, garlic, and nutritional yeast, these vegan fritters will be loved by kids and grown-ups alike. A family recipe for lunch, dinner, parties, and meal prep.



  • 3 large zucchinis, grated
  • 3/4 cup flour (use gluten free, if needed)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp potato starch
  • zucchini seasoning (1/3 cup nutritional yeast, 4 cloves garlic minced, 1 tbs garlic powder, 2 tsp smoked paprika)
  • 1/2 cup Tahini
  • salt, pepper to taste
  • oil for frying


  1. Wash your zucchinis then shred them either with a manual grater or a shredding attachment of your food processor. For both methods, make sure to drain zucchinis of the excess liquid afterwards.
  2. Add tahini, seasoning, starch, flour, and baking powder to a bowl. Mix everything well together with a wire whisk or spatula to a dough. Only then add zucchini, otherwise the flour might turn out clumpy. You should get a firm dough-like mixture like in the step-by-step picture. If there is more water still coming out of the zucchini shreds and the mixture is too wet, add a tablespoon extra flour and mix again. Repeat until the consistency is right.
  3. Now heat a skillet with oil.  Use 2 tablespoons of the mixture for a single fritter, place it in the pan and fry each side for about 3 minutes.


Oven baked version:

If you don’t like the frying you can also make Baked Zucchini Fritters. Preheat oven to 415°F. Place them on a baking sheet with parchment paper. Use a pasty brush to cover them with a bit of oil. Bake for around 25 minutes.


  • Serving Size: 1 fritter
  • Calories: 62
  • Sugar: 0.4 g
  • Sodium: 3.0 mg
  • Fat: 4.0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.6 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 3.2 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 5.7 g
  • Fiber: 0.6 g
  • Protein: 1.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 g

Keywords: eggless fritters, vegan zucchini fritters, lunch, dinner, meal prep, kids approved