I just love courgettes and they are now in season. This versatile veg doesn’t pack a punch in the flavour department, but pairs well with strong flavours such as basil, garlic, parmesan cheese, extra virgin olive oil. It has a very high water content so when preparing it’s best to sprinkle with a little salt and leave for 10-15mins to drain off some of the moisture. Courgettes are a great source of vitamin C, potassium ( needed for regulating fluid levels ,nerve and muscle function) manganese (a powerful antioxidant needed for bone health, formation of sex hormones and connective tissues)

Courgette, spinach and mint fritters 

2 medium sized courgettes grated (or blitz in a food processor)

3 handfuls of baby spinach chopped

1/2 cup of cheese of your choice (feta (crumbled), parmesan/ hard goats cheese (grated) 

1/4 cup of fresh herbs (choose either mint, basil, dill, parsley) whichever your prefer 

2 large eggs

2 spring onions finely chopped

2 cloves of garlic crushed 

1/3 cup of plain flour (I used wholemeal spelt flour – you can use chickpea flour if gluten free)

1/2 tsp of baking powder

salt and pepper to taste

1 tbsp of olive oil to fry


1.   Place the grated courgette in a sieve over a bowl. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon salt this helps to draw out the liquid. Set aside for 10-15 minutes. Then, squeeze the all of the liquid out of the grated courgette using your hands and set aside. I use a fine tea towel or muslin to do this. 

2.Mix the courgette, spinach, cheese of choice, herbs, eggs, spring onions, and garlic in a large bowl.  Next add in the flour and baking powder gradually until it is all mixed in well.

3.Heat about 1/4 cup olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Then drop 3 tablespoons worth of batter for each fritter into the frying pan. After about 30 seconds, flatten them out  after about 30 seconds by pressing them down gently with a spatula. Fry for about 3 minutes, and then flip over and fry for an additional 3 minutes, or until golden brown.

4. Serve with a salad, rice, or couscous and some greek yoghurt, tzatziki or humus.