Tex-Mex Zucchini Rice Latkes

Shredded zucchini replaces potato in this Tex-Mex twist on classic latkes. Serve with a salad for dinner, or as a snack or appetizer when entertaining.

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Cooking time
PREP TIME 25 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 35 mins
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  • 1 bag Success® Basmati Rice
  • 1 cup mixed bell peppers (red, yellow and orange), cut into wedges
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil, divided
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 large zucchini, grated
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Pinch black pepper
  • 2 tbsp guacamole
  • 2 tbsp Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp pickled jalapeño peppers
  • 1 tbsp torn fresh cilantro


  • These light and crispy zucchini latkes are filling and delicious made with roasted peppers, Success® Basmati Rice and a kick of chili powder. Don’t forget to serve with a homemade blend of yogurt guacamole, jalapeños and cilantro.

    Step 1

  • Prepare basmati rice according to package directions. Let cool completely.

    Step 2

  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Toss mixed bell peppers with 1 tbsp oil and chili powder. Transfer to parchment paper–lined baking sheet; bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until tender. Set aside.

    Step 3

  • Meanwhile, sprinkle grated zucchini onto clean tea towel. Roll up into log, twisting and squeezing to remove excess moisture. Transfer zucchini to bowl; add rice, bread crumbs, egg, salt and pepper.

    Step 4

  • Heat remaining vegetable oil in a large skillet set over medium heat. In 4 batches, using 1/4 cup measure, spoon zucchini mixture into skillet. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes per side or until golden and crisp.

    Step 5

  • Stir guacamole with yogurt; spread evenly onto 4 serving plates. Arrange zucchini latkes over top; divide mixed bell peppers among plates. Garnish with pickled jalapeños and cilantro.

    Recipe Tip

    For an added Tex-Mex twist, top latkes with salsa, sour cream and sliced green onions.

Tex-Mex Taste

Want to make something that will leave an impression on your taste buds? These Tex-Mex inspired zucchini latkes are exactly what you need. While the base is quite similar to traditional potato latkes, what really gives these patties an over-the-top Tex-Mex taste is the sauce and additional ingredients.

Pair with oven-roasted red peppers coated in chili powder and a spicy jalapeño mix of yogurt, guacamole with cilantro. To decrease the heat, simply leave out the jalapeños and use a milder guacamole mix.

How to Serve

Use these tasty veggie latkes for your next holiday or get-together appetizer along with the spicy yogurt guacamole. They also double as a delicious weekday snack or side dish along with a fresh green salad or a Greek Beet and Watermelon Salad to cool off your taste buds.

Add them to your next taco night at home and pair with Mexican Taco Wraps or maybe a Quinoa Burrito Salad Bowl.