One of my all time favorite Greek taverna appetizers are fried zucchini patties called kolokithokeftethes, with tzatziki. These patties are not really unhealthy other than the fried part. That’s the beauty of Greek food; it manages to make vegetables something you want to order from the menu, not something you have to order for your own good.
I don’t particularly like frying in the house, so I have been making an easier (and accidentally healthier) alternative patty/muffin by baking them in a muffin pan. And since I love muffins, this was the perfect adaptation of this traditional recipe.
At 60 calories each, these are great for an appetizer or lunch. There is hardly any added fat, apart from 2 teaspoons of olive oil in the whole batch. If you don’t want to make tzatziki you can accompany them with a light dip made from Greek yogurt (strained yogurt)…
These savory muffins/patties have plenty of herbs and a bit of feta cheese. The traditional recipe doesn’t include flour (except for frying) or breadcrumbs, but I add them here for a bit of volume.