ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Healthy Grilled Zucchini Cakes with Red Pepper and Feta - Ruby's Tuesdays "Look alike" recipe!

Updated on February 12, 2013

The steps

Trust me, they taste better than they look!
Trust me, they taste better than they look!
Here is how the zucchini looks when shredded!
Here is how the zucchini looks when shredded!
Even the Batter Looks GOOD!
Even the Batter Looks GOOD!
Flatten them so they cook all the way through and cook until golden brown!
Flatten them so they cook all the way through and cook until golden brown!
Cast your vote for Grilled Zucchini Cakes

So easy to make!

I am the ONLY vegetarian in my house so I am always on the hunt for recipes that are not only healthy but also good for me as well as my carnivorous family. This recipe fit the bill!

After being a vegetarian for a few years, I found that I desperately missed crab cakes, not the crab part but the flavors. This recipe is so easy to make and closely resembles a crab cake. I had something very similar while I was at Ruby Tuesdays and fell in love. The only thing that I didn't love was the fat content! I came home and began my mission to find a copy cat recipe. I tried a few that weren't so great but tweaked the recipes until I came up with this version.

These are easy to make and surprisingly healthy! They can be served as a side dish or as a main course and are easily adapted to add your favorite ingredient...yes, even crab.

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 8 min
Ready in: 28 min
Yields: 8 - 10 cakes depending on the size


  • 2 cups zucchini, grated and drained
  • 1/4 cup red pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup onions, small dice
  • 1/4 cup fresh dill, chopped
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
  • 8 ounces Feta Cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup flour, any kind (I use whole wheat)
  • to taste salt and pepper

Just a few easy steps!

  1. Mix all ingredients together by hand except for the eggs
  2. Whip the eggs together and then add them to the vegetable mixture and stir well until everything is incorporated and consistent looking.
  3. Add the oil or cooking spray to a frying pan and drop spoonfuls of the zucchini mixture into the pan - press down and flatten. You will want to press these down so that everything inside the cake cooks evenly.
  4. Give the cakes a few minutes and then turn over and cook the other side to a golden brown.
  5. Serve and ENJOY!

Ready to get Cooking?

Try my healthy recipe for Family Favorite Pancakes - Click HERE

Use just 4 ingredients to make Healthy Homemade Tortillas! Try this recipe

Make Salty Kale Chips that are Great for the WHOLE Family! Recipe Here

Homemade Pasta really is Easy is you follow this recipe!


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Mommymay profile imageAUTHOR

      Heather May 

      5 years ago from Ohio

      These are my favorite!!!! I even make enough for breakfast wen i make them!

    • kidscrafts profile image


      5 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      This looks delicious! I have to try it!

    • Mommymay profile imageAUTHOR

      Heather May 

      5 years ago from Ohio

      Thanks Diana!! They are a favorite at my house and we eat them every week!

    • profile image

      Diana Rambles 

      5 years ago

      These look great!!

    • profile image

      Shauna {The Best Blog Recipes} 

      5 years ago

      I've been eating a ton of zucchini lately so this would be a really fun recipe for me to try :)

      I'd love for you to link up a few yummy recipes at my weekend link party on The Best Blog Recipes!

      Hope to see you there!



    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)