7 of our Favorite Mediterranean Zucchini Recipes

By Bill Bradley, R.D.
Updated October 5, 2021

Zucchini is just as plentiful in the Mediterranean as it is everywhere else which is why there are so many amazing Mediterranean zucchini recipes. On the island of Crete, zucchini is often fried or baked in extra virgin olive oil. If you like fried food, the zucchini recipes for zucchini fries and fritters will rock your world. Zucchini is also a great vegetable for anyone who is avoiding gluten. Below you will find a recipe for zucchini noodles that even pasta lovers like myself find equally as tasty as normal pasta noodles. Find our seven favorite zucchini recipes below. Enjoy!

Zucchini Fries with Tzatziki

zucchini fries: mediterranean diet

These zucchini fries are crispy on the outside, and soft on the inside. I dip these in refreshing tzatziki sauce for some coolness that compliments the fried flavor perfectly.

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Zucchini Fritters with Feta, Cheddar, Mint and Parsley

Mediterranean Diet Recipes: Zucchini Fritters

This is it.  My all time favorite recipe from Crete, maybe from the whole Mediterranean Diet: Zucchini Fritters by Koula Barydakis.  How can one go wrong?  Zucchini, onions, fresh mint, fresh parsley, two cheeses (feta and cheddar), bread crumbs, and eggs made into delectable morsels and then fried in extra virgin olive oil.

Recipe Here!


Gratin of Tomatoes and Zucchini

Zucchini Tomato Gratin: Mediterranean Diet Recipe

Staff members at Mediterranean Living enjoyed this dish immensely. The fresh summery vegetables simply melt in your mouth. The addition of traditional Mediterranean cheeses and the bright basil flavor make this recipe stand out among gratin recipes.

Recipe Here!


Zucchini Basil Soup with Lemon

Zucchini Basil Soup with Lemon Mediterranean Zucchini Recipes Fearlesseating.net

A delicious gluten-free and dairy-free Zucchini soup by Craig Fear. You can see all of Craig’s amazing soup recipes, articles about bone broth, and intriguing blog posts on his site, Fearlesseating.net.

Recipe Here!


Zucchini Pie with Feta

Zucchini Pie with Feta (Crete)

Everyone in my family loves zucchini pie and you can eat it as a side dish, appetizer or main course.  I even eat it for breakfast, sometimes on it’s own and sometimes with eggs.  You can eat is warm or cold and it packs well as a snack for kids.

Recipe Here!


Zucchini Noodles Baked in Olive Oil

Zucchini Noodles Baked in Olive Oil (Low Carb Pasta)

The recipe is super simple.  Zucchini noodles, olive oil, salt and pepper.  Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes and then use the zucchini just like you would if it were pasta.

Recipe Here!


Greek Omelette with Zucchini and Mint

Zucchini has been one of my favorite vegetables since childhood. Growing up, my family planted many vegetables in our garden and every spring I would wait and watch until the first zucchini started to grow.

Recipe Here!



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