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zucchini and haloumi fritters on a white plate with a red pepper on a side.

Zucchini and haloumi fritters

Sava's Kitchen
Zucchini and haloumi fritters are light and so easy to make. These cheese fritters are made with zucchini, carrots, haloumi cheese, egg, and rice flour. Fried in olive oil until golden and crispy and served with some sour cream.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 37 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Servings 10 Fritters


  • Box grater
  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • large non-stick frypan


  • 100 gram haloumi cheese
  • 1 large zucchini
  • 2 small carrots
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 Tablespoons rice flour or more, as needed
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil for frying


  • Using the box grater (side with larger holes), coarsely grate zucchini, carrot and haloumi cheese. Let zucchini sit for at least 10 minutes, squeeze out all the juice.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add cheese, zucchini, carrot, egg, flour, spices and chopped dill. Mix well using a spoon or hands.
  • Heat olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Scoop a big spoonfuls of the mix and place on well preheated pan (4 fritters at a time). Fry on each side for 3 minutes on medium-high heat until golden and crispy. Repeat with the remaining mixture. Enjoy hot with some sour cream!


  • cook fritters in batches, 4 at a time.
  • let zucchini sit for at least 10 minutes to get rid of as much juice as possible.
  • avoid making fritters too thin and large in diameter ( they will be soggy)
  • serve right away.
Keyword fritters,, halloumi cheese fritters, zucchini and haloumi fritters
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