These Greek Zucchini Cakes (Kolokithopitta) are fairly easy to make and taste delicious. The taste of zucchini, onion and feta combined with the egg make this a delicious side dish or snack.

Greek Zucchini Cakes


1 pound zucchini, grated

1 teaspoon sea salt

3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

1 large egg, lightly beaten

1 small onion, grated

1 green onions, thinly sliced

1 tbsp chopped parsley

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

¼ teaspoon dried oregano

1 garlic clove, finely chopped

1/4 teaspoon pepper

Olive oil

¼ cup breadcrumbs

Oil for frying (Safflower or Sunflower)

Greek Zucchini Cakes | amotherworld 


Grate the zucchini and put it in a colander. Sprinkle salt on top and leave it to drain for 10 minutes. Rinse in cold water and squeeze dry in a kitchen towel until dry.

Combine the cheese, egg, onions, flour, oregano, garlic, and pepper in a large bowl; fold in the grated zucchini.

Form into small cakes, about two tablespoons of mixture for each, dipping into breadcrumbs to set.

Add sunflower or safflower oil to frying pan at medium heat.  Add cakes and fry, turning once, until browned.   About 4 minutes on each side. Serve immediately.


Maria Lianos-Carbone is the author of “Oh Baby! A Mom’s Self-Care Survival Guide for the First Year”, and publisher of, a leading lifestyle blog for women.


  1. I want to try this food ..sound good to eat..Thanks for sharing this post to us..I cant wait to try this on week end..

  2. I Never tried Zuchina cake before , thanks for the recipe, I will try it.

  3. Thanks for sharing the Zuchinni cake recipe. The cakes in the photo really look enticing enough for me to try this recipe.

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