Crispy Mixed Veggie Latkes

Cool Hive Daily - Savory Saturday
These veggie-packed latkes from Gina at #Skinnytaste, reinvent traditional latkes, by making them with shredded potatoes and adding shredded carrots, zucchini and bell peppers. If you cook them in a waffle iron you don't need to fry them and they add more baked surface of crispy-ness! What to serve with latkes is completely up to you, for a delicious vegan topping top with apple sauce. another traditional finish is sour cream ( I use yogurt) , lox, capers and red onion. Italian style drizzle with good olive oil and sweet aged balsamic.

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These veggie-packed latkes, are not your traditional latkes, they’re made with shredded potatoes, carrots, zucchini and bell pepper, and they are cooked in a waffle iron so there’s no need to fry! Top them with sour cream, lox and capers or with apple sauce on the side.



  • 2 large carrots, peeled and shredded (6 oz)
  • 1 large 8 oz zucchini, shredded
  • 1 red bell pepper, shredded
  • 1 medium onion, shredded
  • 2 large russet potatoes, scrubbed and shredded (16 oz)
  • 1/4 cup matzo meal, or all-purpose flour (wheat or GF)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • cooking spray

Optional For Topping:

  • apple sauce
  • Nova Lox or smoked salmon
  • light sour cream
  • chopped dill
  • slivered red onion
  • capers, drained


  1. Using a box grater, grate all the veggies, saving the potatoes for last to prevent browning.
  2. Squeeze out all the excess liquid well with a cheese cloth or towels.
  3. Stir in matzo meal or flour, baking powder, salt and pepper. Add the eggs and mix well.
  4. Spray waffle iron and heat on medium-low heat.
  5. Place scant 2/3 cup in the center of the waffle iron and close, cook 5 minutes, until browned and crisp on the edges and cooked through in the center.
  6. Set aside and repeat with the remaining mixture.


Yield: 4 servings, Serving Size: 2 latkes

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Smart Points: 3
  • Points +: 5
  • Calories: 205
  • Total Fat: 4g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5g
  • Cholesterol: 139.5mg
  • Sodium: 575.5mg
  • Carbohydrates: 35g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Sugar: 6g
  • Protein: 9g



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