Fritter Fantastic: Broccoli, zucchini & haloumi with whipped herbed tahini

Broccoli, Zucchini & Haloumi Fritters
Broccoli, Zucchini & Haloumi Fritters

Today, we’re whipping up a batch of fritters that are so versatile that they’ll become your new kitchen BFF. Broccoli, zucchini, and halloumi come together in a symphony of textures and tastes, bound by a light, crispy batter. Don’t be fooled by the simple ingredients, though – these fritters pack a punch of satisfying goodness.

The true magic of this recipe lies in its adaptability. Think of it as a blank canvas for your veggie creativity! Swap out the broccoli for shredded carrots, swap the zucchini for sweet potato, or toss in leftover roasted pumpkin – the possibilities are endless. Got a fridge full of random odds and ends? Throw them in! Just remember to keep the proportions roughly the same so your batter stays balanced.

Cue the Vitamix A3500i Ascent Series Smart Blender! This handy kitchen whiz makes drop-chopping a breeze. Toss your chosen veggies in the blender and give them a quick pulse – no more tedious knife work, just perfectly sized ingredients ready to mingle.

Craving a burger twist? Simply make your fritters a little larger, and you’ll have a veggie burger patty that’s bursting with flavour and texture. Pile on your favourite toppings, from creamy avocado to tangy salsa, and sink your teeth into burger bliss.

So, ditch the dinner rut and dive into the world of fritter fun! With a little creativity and a Vitamix by your side, you’ll be whipping up batches of these veggie delights in no time. Remember, the kitchen is your playground – experiment, have fun, and most importantly, enjoy the delicious journey!

Broccoli, Zucchini & Haloumi Fritters


• ½ medium broccoli, roughly chopped
• 1 medium zucchini, roughly chopped
• 1 cup white cabbage, roughly chopped
• 1 clove garlic
• Handful each parsley, coriander, mint, picked
• 1 shallot (spring onion), roughly chopped
• ½ cup haloumi, roughly chopped
• 1 tsp flake salt
• 1 ½ tsp ground cumin
• Zest 1 lemon
• Good pinch fresh ground black pepper
• 2/3 cup besan (chickpea) flour
• 3 tbsp olive oil
• 1/3 cup hulled tahini
• 1/3 cup water
• 1 clove garlic
• 3-4 sprigs coriander
• Juice ¼ lemon + extra to serve
• Za’atar, to serve

How to make it:

  1. Place the prepared broccoli, zucchini, cabbage, garlic, herbs and shallots into the Vitamix ascent blender jug.
  2. Blend on a low speed to break down the vegetables, using the wand to mix as you go.
  3. Add the haloumi, cumin, salt, lemon zest, pepper and besan flour then blend again to combine the mixture to the texture of soft breadcrumbs.
  4. Spoon the mix into a bowl, form into desired size fritters and place onto a lined tray.
  5. Preheat a non-stick frying pan over a medium/high heat and use the olive oil to cook the fritters, in batches, approx. 3-4 minutes each side.
  6. While the fritters cook, use the 250ml canister and add the tahini, water, garlic, coriander, lemon and a little salt and pepper. Secure the base and blend on a high speed until a smooth sauce.
  7. Serve the fritters with the tahini sauce, extra lemon and za’atar dusted over if using.