Homemade Garden Vegetable Fritters

Every year we have a huge garden growing our own veggies and some fruits. Whatever I do not personally grow, I get from neighbours and friends. Summer in Canada is full of fresh produce and I find I am often looking for creative recipes. You can only eat the same things the same way for so long before getting tired of it. In my own garden I always have way too much zucchini, no matter how much we plant.  I give some away and freeze some for the winter season. I also make a lot of zucchini loaf and enjoy eating it in salads and alone with dips.

No matter what I do though, I always have too much and am looking for ways to get the family to eat it. A fresh yummy recipe that is great for BBQs, family dinners or even a quick snack is the Garden Vegetable Fritters.

Garden Vegetable Fritters

Yields: 10-12 fritters

Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 10 minutes | Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 2 cups shredded zucchini
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup chopped scallions
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Optional: Sour cream or plain Greek yogurt for dipping


  1. Place the zucchini in a strainer over a bowl. Gently press down to squeeze the excess liquid out.
  2. In a medium bowl, add the strained shredded zucchini, shredded carrots, flour, scallions, eggs, garlic and salt and pepper. Stir well to incorporate all ingredients.
  3. Place paper towels over a large plate, set aside.
  4. Add the olive oil to a large sauté pan on medium-high heat. Once the oil is shining in the pan, add about ¼ cup of the mixture into the pan, flattening it just a bit with your fingers. Continue adding the mixture as stated, spacing the fritters about 1 inch apart.
  5. Allow the fritters to cook for approximately 3 minutes, and then flip to cook the other side for 1-2 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Place the fritters on the prepared plate to allow the excess grease to drip off.
  7. Season with additional salt and pepper if desired.
  8. Continue this process until all of the vegetable mixture is used.
  9. Optional: Serve with a dollop of sour cream or plain Greek yogurt

Note: These are best enjoyed immediately after they are prepared.

Homemade Garden Vegetable fritters

These are a fun and unique way to get more veggies in your diet while using up extra vegetables you may have. They would go great as a side with fish or chicken, turkey or even meatballs. If you choose, eat them on their own.

These are definitely on my weekend meal planning list.


  1. They look very delicious. I’m going to try this recipe for sure. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Travelbuds says

    these look and sound so good. I’m going to make them forsure

  3. I’ll be right over 😉 These are RIGHT up my alley! YUM.

  4. jaycer123 says

    Yes! these look amazing

  5. momknowsbest15 says

    Now to find a neighbor who has some extra zucchini from their garden. These look yummy.

  6. This is awesome and I love that they’re easy to make. It’s perfect for the summer! It’s not a heavy dish but it’s filling.

  7. Love my veggies & these look like they’d be good & healthy snacks when you just want something small to eat … as right now I eat almonds a few times a day. These would be a nice change

  8. Another great dipping sauce: 1 part soy sauce, 1 part white vinegar. The wife makes a similar concoction and the dip is de-lish

  9. Those look delicious. I love how easy they are to make, would love to try these this summer with veggies from the garden.

  10. Louise Bishop says

    These look SO good. There’s nothing like the taste of fresh garden veggies.

  11. I love fritters especially zucchini. Looks like a great recipe.

  12. My mom makes something very similar, but as a casserole. We all love it!

  13. This looks so good! Nothing beats fresh garden herbs and veggies. We’re still waiting patiently for ours to grow.It’s still pretty cold where I am now.

  14. Picking up fresh ingredients from your own garden makes the food more tasty. I alao noticed it back home. My Mom have her own veggie garden 🙂

  15. I just love these fritters, great way to eat up your veggies! And yes, we wait for summer to grow our own produce, and every year struggle with all the extras!

  16. sparkofsouthernmoms says

    I have been wanting to try something similar to this! Your pictures and reading about the recipe is making me hungry!

  17. This recipe is not just delicious but also healthy! Thanks for sharing for the recipe! Will try it out!

  18. MakeItWithMissy says

    I love making veggie fritters, but you prepare them differently than I do. I’ll have to try your recipe soon!

  19. These look so good! I love carrots and zucchini together!

  20. I´ve seen this recipe a lot of times this week, destiny is telling me I should try it LOL

  21. Shirleyp says

    MMM These look delicious

  22. That looks really good and healthy too. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  23. Its a great way to use up some veggies, and reduce waste as well.

  24. Well I will have lots of veg to use when my garden is done & this looks like a great way to get more veg into my kids & husband. I love fritters & veg I want to try this recipe I might need to buy some veg for now . My chives are ready 🙂

  25. Shirleyp says

    We love garden fritters and this looks like a great recipe to try

  26. Elizabeth Matthiesen says

    Zucchini isn’t my thing but then neither are carrots 🙂 Now if this was potatoes I’d be all for it.

  27. I made it using half of the carrots. I used yellow squash diced into small pieces. I also used Sweet onions, in place of shallots.

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