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Savoury Kaikanas with Zucchini and Feta

Savoury Kaikanas


I recently posted a Cypriot recipe for Kaikanas, as I remember it from my mother.

Yesterday, I wanted to make a quick snack for brunch, a mezedaki as we call it in Greece, and with this recipe in my mind, with a few zucchini (courgette) blossoms and some courgettes, I made this savoury kaikanas.  

This was so good and is perfect for breakfast, brunch or even a light dinner.

Collage savoury Kaikanas

The second time I made it I added, tender mint leaves from our garden.  The combination of courgettes, feta and mint is amazing!

kaikanas with mint

Kaikanas with Zucchini and Feta, recipe by Ivy

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Makes: an appetizer for 2


  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 small zucchini, cut into thin slices
  • 4-5 courgette flowers
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons  all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • A pinch of oregano  10 fresh mint leaves
  • 100 grams crumbled feta


  1. Wash and drain the zucchini and their blossoms. (See here how to clean them).
  2. In a non-stick skillet, heat the olive oil and fry the zucchinis. Turn them over and add the zucchini flowers and onion. Fry until the onion softens. (If necessary, add another tablespoon of olive oil).
  3. Prepare the batter. Pour over the courgettes and swirl the pan to spread it evenly.
  4. Lift the pan over the heat and tilt the pan so as not to burn the pancake.
  5. Before setting, crumble the feta on the omelet and  add the mint leaves as well.   Once it starts to set let the pancake slide into a plate. 
  6. Invert it back in the pan and cook for a couple of minutes, until the pancake become golden on the other side as well.

Cypriot kaikanas with mint

Kopiaste and Kali Orexi,

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4 Responses

  1. Scrumptious! A tasty summer dish.



  2. un plat délicieux bravo
    bonne journée
    fimère recently posted..MUFFINS AU TAHIN ET SÉSAMEMy Profile

  3. Ivy, this is sure awesome and yes, great for weekend brunch…I like that you have the zucchinis and the blossoms in it.
    Have a great week 😀
    Juliana recently posted..Tangerine Chiffon CakeMy Profile

  4. I know how needed it is to have Zucchini in your diet. You should try it for sure.But tasting it in a different way each time will make you have it more.All your recipes seem so healthy. They are rich in nutritional values. Keep gifting us all such healthy stuff….. 🙂
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