Zucchini Scallion Pancakes with Soy Dipping Sauce

These light and flavorful scallion pancakes are made with zucchini and served with a sweet and tangy Asian-inspired dipping sauce. The perfect summer appetizer or side dish recipe!

Scallion Pancakes with Soy Dipping Sauce

Today’s recipe pays tribute to my favorite Japanese restaurants in Boston: Mr. Sushi. In college, I frequented this restaurant with friends and later in life after I met my husband, he became a huge fan as well.

Zucchini Scallion Fritters with Dipping Sauce

Hands down, our favorite item on the menu was actually an appetizer: the scallion pancake. In true East Coast form, their version was full of succulent crab meat and fragrant scallions. Each bite was full of flavor and paired perfectly with the sweet, soy dipping sauce.

Liz Grating Zucchini

My version is a bit lighter for the season and a great use for all of the zucchini popping up around farmer’s markets and backyard gardens this time of year.

Zucchini Scallion Fritters Recipe

I hope it becomes a new favorite in your house as it has in ours.

Your fork is waiting.

Zucchini Scallion Pancakes with Dipping Sauce Recipe

Zucchini Scallion Pancakes with Soy Dipping Sauce

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These light and flavorful scallion pancakes are made with zucchini and served with a sweet and tangy Asian inspired dipping sauce.
PREP: 5 minutes
COOK: 10 minutes
TOTAL: 15 minutes
Servings: 4


Scallion Pancakes

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 large zucchini (grated)
  • ¼ cup scallions (thinly sliced)
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 egg
  • Pinch sea salt and pepper (to taste)

Soy Dipping Sauce


  • Whisk together soy dipping sauce and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine grated zucchini with scallions, flour, egg and a pinch of salt and pepper to taste.
  • Heat a non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat and add canola oil once pan is hot. Add about 2 tablespoons of the pancake mixture to the pan and gently spread out to form circles. (This is not a loose batter.)
  • Flip the pancake once it has browned on the bottom (about 2-3 minutes) and cook for additional minute or two on the other side. Continue until all of the pancake mixture is gone.
  • Serve with extra scallions on top and the soy dipping sauce.


Tip: After grating the zucchini, squeeze dry in a paper towel to remove excess moisture.


Calories: 100kcalCarbohydrates: 8.4gProtein: 3.6gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 0.7gCholesterol: 46mgFiber: 0.9g

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17 thoughts on “Zucchini Scallion Pancakes with Soy Dipping Sauce”

  1. I have soooo many zucks from my garden and was looking for a different recipe. These are fantastic! I’ll share with friends: )

  2. These were great for a quick lunch side to go with your easy wonton soup. Did you put the sesame seeds in the batter? Or are those just sprinkled on at the end?

  3. These do look really good. I would use coconut oil but was wondering about almond flour as I am GF. I would also have to add LaMar’s Famous Seasoning. I can’t imagine something like this without it.

  4. Just made these for the first time and they are delicious and were so easy to make. I read so many food/cooking blogs and always seem to come back to your recipes. They aren’t complicated and delicious!

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