When you're a student, trying to stay healthy and sane can really be a challenge. Add no sleep, midterms and a social life to the mess, and you're left with almost no time to take care of yourself. That's where low-carb zucchini latkes come in.

As a summer enthusiast and vegetarian, zucchinis are my favorite go-to when I've trying to be healthy. They're low in calories, versatile, and high in essential nutrients and antioxidants. Make low-carb latkes with these summer MVPs and you'll find that "healthy and tasty" foods aren't a myth at all.

Low-Carb Zucchini Latkes

  • Prep Time:10 mins
  • Cook Time:5 mins
  • Total Time:15 mins
  • Servings:0
  • Easy


  • 2 medium-sized zucchinis grated
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese
  • 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 3-4 garlic pods minced
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and ground pepper to taste
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  • Step 1

    Add the salt to the grated zucchinis, gently toss and place in a cheese cloth. Let it sit for 5 minutes.

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  • Step 2

    After draining the zucchini completely, combine flour, eggs, cheese, garlic and zucchini in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Optionally, fresh herbs and spices can also be added at this stage. (I like to add mint, coriander, cumin and minced ginger.)

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  • Step 3

    Scoop a couple of tablespoons of the mixture and prepare latkes. The mixture can also be done directly onto the pan and flattened with a spatula.

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  • Step 4

    Heat the oil on a skillet over medium heat. Place latkes and cook until golden brown. Flip and cook again for about 1-2 minutes.

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  • Step 5

    Serve hot with greek yogurt, ketchup or dip of choice.

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