Keto Halloumi Zucchini Balls (Nut Free, Gluten Free)

These Keto Mediterranean inspired Zucchini balls are perfect as a main, with a marinara sauce or as a starter or snack, paired with a tasty dipping sauce. These keto zucchini balls are low carb, nut free, gluten free and absolutely delicious!

Halloumi cheese is a fantastic alternative for those who have sensitivities to cow’s milk. Halloumi cheese is traditionally made form sheep’s milk but can also be made from goats milk. It’s a mild, semi-hard cheese that has a high melting point. You can actually fry or grill it so it gets crispy on the outside and is semi soft on the inside.  My daughter has some lactose issues with cows milk but has no problem enjoying halloumi cheese as well as Manchego cheese which is also made from sheep’s milk.

Fresh herbs and lemon zest add that tasty Mediterranean flavor to these easy zucchini balls. They can even be prepped in advance and saved in the fridge until you’re ready to cook them off at the last minute. Wonderful for an appetizer or side with a tasty dip. Enjoy with my homemade ketchup or Ranch!

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Keto Halloumi Zucchini Balls

Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes

Servings 12 balls
Calories 55 kcal
Author Naomi Sherman


  • 2 medium zucchini
  • 1 shallot chopped finely
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 ounces halloumi cheese cut into pea sized chunks
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp fresh basil finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley finely chopped
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 4 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • oil for frying


  1. Grate the zucchini and place in a colander to drain for 10 minutes.

  2. Place into a clean cloth and squeeze until almost dry.

  3. Place in a large mixing bowl and add all of the other ingredients, except for the oil, and
    mix really well.

  4. Roll into balls and place n a plate or tray and refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

  5. Heat a few tablespoons of oil in a frying pan and shallow fry the balls in batches until golden.

  6. Store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Recipe Notes

Net Carbs: 1g

Nutrition Facts

Keto Halloumi Zucchini Balls

Amount Per Serving (1 ball)

Calories 55 Calories from Fat 36

% Daily Value*

Fat 4g6%

Saturated Fat 2g13%

Cholesterol 14mg5%

Sodium 170mg7%

Potassium 97mg3%

Carbohydrates 2g1%

Fiber 1g4%

Sugar 1g1%

Protein 4g8%

Vitamin A 147IU3%

Vitamin C 7mg8%

Calcium 104mg10%

Iron 1mg6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Blessings, Brenda

Naomi is the force behind Naomi Sherman | Food Creative. She is passionate about recipe development, food photography and styling. An accomplished home cook who was diagnosed with an auto-immune disease eight years ago, Naomi started to explore the connection between healthy, whole food and her symptoms, and a new love was born. She fiercely believes that what you put in your body is one of the most important factors for your physical, and mental, wellbeing.

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