Squash Cakes

One of my favorite things about summer is long evenings on my patio with good friends, good music and good food. This recipe certainly falls into that category and is one of my staples for entertaining because of the fresh ingredients and no added sugar. It’s quick, easy, and tasty!


  • 1.5 medjool dates, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup matzo meal
  • 1 egg
  • 1 medium squash or zucchini, grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Grate the squash with a large gauge grater into a strainer. Press out as much water as possible.
  2. Place grated squash onto paper towels or clean dish cloths to soak up more moisture. It is important to remove as much water as possible before cooking.
  3. Add squash, dates, matzo meal, egg and garlic to bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly and let sit for 5 minutes.
  4. Form mixture into 5 round patties and transfer to plate.
  5. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil on a skillet on medium high heat.
  6. Add patties to skillet and cook for 3 or 4 minutes. Flip and cook another 4 minutes or until golden brown and cooked in the middle.
  7. Transfer to paper towel lined plate. Season with salt and pepper.
  8. Enjoy!
I doubled the recepie and used 1 yellow squash and 1 zucchini for more colorful cakes.
Fully mixed ingredients.
Patties on the skillet.
Golden, delicious patties ready to be scarfed down!

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Tiff says:

    Yum! Another one I’m gonna have to try! Looks so good!


    1. darrahsellars says:

      You will love it! It is sweet but not too sweet, and you get a good amount of veggies in every bite.


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