Low-Carb Zucchini Latkes

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What exactly is a latke? Deeply rooted in history, latkes first appeared in the Middle Ages made of Italian ricotta, evolved when the potato was introduced to Eastern Europe, and now we find them crafted of nearly any vegetable coupled with eggs and a binder, most often flour or breadcrumbs. They differ from fritters and croquettes, as they are not breaded & deep-fried, but dare I admit, none of this matters when it comes to their crispy, savory taste. This recipe uses parmesan to hold everything together, bright herbs for added flavor, and abundant zucchini to keep the carb-count minimal. Best served straight from the pan with a tangy side of Romesco.

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Low-Carb Zucchini Latkes

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This recipe uses parmesan to hold the ingredients together, bright herbs for added flavor, and abundant zucchini to keep the carb-count minimal.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword latke, zucchini
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Waiting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8 latkes
Calories 84kcal


  • 4 cups zucchini grated
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup Parmigiano Reggiano grated
  • 1/4 cup parsley chopped
  • 1 tablespoon marjoram chopped
  • 2 teaspoons garlic minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  • Place grated zucchini in a medium bowl, toss with salt, and rest for 30 minutes.
  • Add remaining ingredients, mix well.
  • Heat olive oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add ¼ cup of mixture to skillet, pressing down slightly to flatten to ½ inch.
  • Repeat with remaining mixture.
  • Fry until golden brown, about 5 minutes.
  • Flip and cook until the second side is golden, about 5 additional minutes.
  • Serve warm.


Naturally low-carb & gluten-free.


Calories: 84kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Potassium: 413mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g

Please note that the nutritional information may vary depending
on the specific brands of products used. We encourage everyone to check specific
product labels in calculating the exact nutritional information.

Low-Carb Zucchini Latkes Recipe

Source: diabetesdaily.com

Recipe Roundup: 4 Zucchini Dishes for Summer

Zucchini is popular among people with diabetes for a good reason. For every 100 g of this vegetable, you get loads of vitamins and minerals, and just 3.11g of carbs, 1g of which is dietary fiber! 

Now summer is just around the corner, which means we can enjoy in-season produce zucchini soon. The next few months would be the best time to include this vegetable in your mean plan as they are fresher, more flavorful, and more affordable. If you need meal ideas, here are options you can try:

Keto Zucchini Nachos Baked with Chili

Photo credit: Lisa MarcAurele

Zucchini Nachos Baked with Chili

Nachos as snacks are always a hit for both kids and adults. Whether you serve them as a daytime snack, as an appetizer, or as your dinner, this Mexican food will disappear from the table in no time. To make it diabetes-friendly, you can use low-carb tortillas or, better yet, replace the tortillas with thin slices of zucchini, just like what this recipe recommends. 

Photo credit: Jennifer Shun

Zucchini Lasagna

Using strips of zucchini in place of lasagna noodles isn’t new, but this recipe uses homemade sun-dried tomato marinara sauce and swiss chard leaves, two ingredients that give this comfort food more flavor and excellent texture. You can make this dish in duplicate as it’s a guarantee you or your family will want to eat the leftovers. 

Photo credit: Sarah Severance

Deconstructed Veggie “Lasagna”

If you find the traditional preparation of lasagna a hassle, this recipe will save you from all the legwork. Toss your broccoli florets, chopped cauliflower, and zucchini chunks into a tray, pour over some sauce, top with goat cheese, and then put it in the oven. After 20 minutes, you can satisfy your lasagna craving and enjoy the health benefits from your veggies. 

Photo credit: Brenda Bennett

Keto Halloumi Zucchini Balls

You can use zucchini to make your veggie balls, though you have to grate, drain and squeeze them until they’re almost dry. You can find many zucchini ball recipes online, but this one uses halloumi cheese, a fantastic alternative for those who are sensitive to cow’s milk. Serve the balls as a main, starter, or snack with your choice of low-carb dipping sauce. 

What zucchini recipes do you recommend for the diabetes community? Please share them in the comments below.

Recipe Roundup_ 4 Zucchini Dishes for Summer

Source: diabetesdaily.com