Pumpkin Balls with Aromatic Herbs – Greek Zucchini Balls

Pumpkin Balls with Aromatic Herbs

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Prepare to tantalize your taste buds with a Greek culinary delight that will have you craving more—Pumpkin Balls with Aromatic Herbs, also known as Greek Zucchini Balls. Picture golden-brown, crispy bites of pumpkin and zucchini, infused with a medley of aromatic herbs that dance on your palate. Join us as we take you on a flavorful journey to Greece and reveal the secrets to creating these irresistible savory treats that will leave you wanting to devour the entire batch!

Everyone loves pumpkin balls, they are the ultimate appetizer, they smell like summer and they are balls, what could go wrong with that? They are suitable for all ages and no regrets! And after they were eaten by the little hands who have a year to eat pumpkin (and they used to love it) then it is a sure success. Little hands highly recommend them dipped in feta or tzatziki dip, try them so your little and big hands will love them too!

Pumpkin Balls, the flavors of Greece

Welcome to our kitchen, where we love to explore the flavors of different cultures. Today, we are thrilled to introduce you to a Greek delight that is sure to become a favorite Pumpkin Balls with Aromatic Herbs, also known as Greek Zucchini Balls. Imagine the delightful combination of tender pumpkin and zucchini, combined with an array of aromatic herbs that bring the flavors of Greece to life. Each bite offers a crispy exterior, giving way to a burst of savory goodness within. Join us on this culinary adventure as we guide you through the steps to create these flavorful and addictive Greek zucchini balls that will transport your taste buds to the sunny shores of Greece.


  • 1/2 kg pumpkin pulp
  • 3 dry onions, finely chopped
  • 2 fresh onions, finely chopped
  • 1 bunch of fennel, finely chopped
  • 1 bunch of spearmint, finely chopped
  • 1 bunch of parsley, finely chopped
  • 3-4 tablespoons of flour
  • 2 eggs
  • salt, pepper
  • olive oil
Pumpkin balls


  1. Salt thoroughly the pumpkin and then press it with hands to squeeze out the liquid.
  2. Put the pumpkin and the herbs into a mixing bowl.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix them all together to make a thick mixture.
  4. Shape the mix into balls, dust them with flour and fry them into plenty of hot oil.
  5. While frying, becareful not to pierce the balls.

Although it is customary to eat pumpkin meatballs as an appetizer, we can also eat them as a main meal, like we did here when we had them for lunch. Of course it’s also a great dinner for everyone. I accompanied them with the aromatic feta dip that we all loved, along with a salad. A cool meal on our plate, ideal for a hot summer day.

Pumpkin balls Tips

  • These pumpkin balls are equally enjoyable eaten hot or cold.
  • This makes them a perfect beach and outing snack/meal.
  • They stand comfortably on a buffet or a paty to steal the show.
  • The step of squeezing the pumpkin is essential, so as tedious as it may seem, don’t skip it.
  • To grate a kilo of zucchini on the grater you will certainly need half an hour and it is also very tiring.
  • But if you have a food processor with a grater, then use it.
  • If you do it there, you will have your grated zucchini ready in 5 minutes and rested of course.

As you savor the last pumpkin ball with aromatic herbs, a sense of satisfaction fills the air. The crispy exterior, infused with the fragrant herbs, beautifully complements the tender and flavorful pumpkin and zucchini within. These Greek zucchini balls are a celebration of the Mediterranean’s vibrant flavors and culinary traditions. We hope this recipe has inspired you to explore Greek cuisine and to embrace the joy of recreating these delightful bites in your own kitchen. So, gather your loved ones, savor the pumpkin balls with aromatic herbs, and let the flavors of Greece transport you to a world of culinary bliss. Kali orexi! (Bon appétit!)

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