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Tomato Fritters (Tomatokeftedes)
Incredibly delicious snack

Tomato Fritters (Tomatokeftedes)

Tomato Fritters or Tomatokeftedes are an amazing Greek dish made with fresh tomatoes, herbs, and flour. They are vegan and great as an appetizer or snack.

Tomato Fritters (Tomatokeftedes)
Tomato is a versatile ingredient that tastes fresh, cooked, or baked. It’s perfect fried, too, as you can see in this recipe. These golden-brown tomato cakes come from the gorgeous Greek Island of Santorini. Known as Tomatokeftedes in Greek, the recipe features juicy, red Lust tomatoes that add delicious flavor, paired with fresh herbs for a light and refreshing taste. Flour is added to shape everything into fritters. This vegan and dairy-free recipe can be modified by stirring in some feta cheese if desired. It makes for a perfect spring-summer meal that requires minimal effort to prepare.

Delicious Tomato Fritters

These fantastic Tomato Fritters are inspired by the Greek island of Santorini. This is a simple dish where tomatoes come to light. These are the main reasons why we believe you will adore this recipe. 

  • full of juicy tomatoes
  • the fritters are golden brown and crunchy outside and soft inside
  • the preparation is quick and simple
  • beginner-friendly recipe
  • vegan and dairy-free
  • serve as an appetizer, main dish, or snack
  • best served fresh

Tomato Fritters (Tomatokeftedes)

Tomato Fritters (Tomatokeftedes)

What to serve with Tomato Fritters

Serve these Tomato Fritters (Tomatokeftedes) as an appetizer, snack, or main dish with a big bowl of fresh salad. We love serving it with:

Lušt nagrajuje

We partnered with a local Slovenian tomato producer called Lušt for this recipe. They prepared a fantastic giveaway for their Slovenian fans. That's why the following text is in Slovene.

Lušt je moj najljubši paradižnik. Vsako leto se ga razveselim in s svojo čudovito rdečo barvo, sočnostjo in z mamljivim izgledom kar kliče po ustvarjanju. Tako kot lani, so tudi letos v Luštu pripravili za vse odlično nagradno igro, kjer lahko osvojite LUŠTne nagrade, med drugim tudi brezplačen najem avtomobila Mazda 2 hybrid* za 1 leto. Vse kar morate narediti najdete na tej povezavi ali kliknite na fotografijo spodaj, ki vas bo popeljala do nagradne igre. Nagradna igra traja do 16.6.2024.

Paradižnikovi ocvrtki - lušt nagrajuje 2024


It's best to serve Tomato Fritters (Tomatokeftedes) freshly fried, still warm to achieve the best texture and keep that delicious crunchiness. Store any leftovers in a sealed airtight container, in the fridge, for up to 2 days. Reheat in a preheated oven or serve cold.

Tomato Fritters (Tomatokeftedes)

Tomato Fritters (Tomatokeftedes)

How to make Tomato Fritters at home (video)

Check this quick video to master making Tomato Fritters (Tomatokeftedes) at home.



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Lets get cooking!

  • serves
    people (appetizer/snack)
  • preparation:
  • frying:
  • total time:
    minutes (+rest)


  • fritters batter

    Cut the Roma tomatoes (we used our local Grozdasti paradižnik Lušt) into small cubes, and roughly grate the cherry tomatoes (we used our local Slivov paradižnik Lušt). Roughly dice the onion and add to a bowl—season with chopped herbs, salt, and pepper. Stir, then combine the baking powder and flour. Stir. Place in the fridge for 30 minutes (or for up to 2 hours).

  • heat the oil

    Pour both oils into a deep pan and place over high heat. Bring the oil to 170 °C / 340 °F.

  • fry

    Remove the fritters from the fridge. When the oil is hot, carefully drop in one tablespoon of tomato fritters. Repeat the process until you use the whole mixture. Fry for 5 - 6 minutes or until the fritters are golden brown. Shake the pan gently from time to time while frying.

  • serve

    Transfer the tomato fritters onto a plate lined with paper towels. Serve them with your favorite sauce.


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