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3 Unbelievably Yummy Snacks Made With Zucchini

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Some may be hesitant to serve zucchini in picnic parties just because many guests tend to snub the vegetable platter and reach for the chips or fritters instead.

But with these awesome zucchini-based snack recipes, you and your family will never see the green goody the same way again. Try one of these (or all of them) for your Fourth of July get-together!

 

Oven Baked Zucchini Chips Recipe (Yummly)

Oven Baked Zucchini Chips

Ingredients:

  • 1 zucchini (large, cut into 1/8" - 1/4" slices)
  • 1/3 cup panko (whole grain breadcrumbs, optional, homemade breadcrumb recipe)
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese (finely, reduced fat)
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • sea salt (or Kosher, to taste)
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 3 tbsps low-fat milk

via Oven Baked Zucchini Chips Recipe

 

Crunchy Zucchini Fritters with Avocado Dill Dip (Living Traditionally)

Zucchini Fritters
If you’ve never had the chance to try  zucchini fritters then this recipe is for you! These fritters are unbelievably easy to make, low calorie, and the perfect way to sneak in some veggies! I’m warning you that this recipe will undoubtedly make your taste buds dance. They are jam packed with all of the right flavors and they are healthy for you! It’s almost guaranteed that this will be a household favorite. This will definitely please adults and children alike. Hope you Enjoy Your Zucchini Fritters!
 

Ingredients:

  • 1 large zucchini or 2 small
  • 1 clove of garlic peeled and minced
  • ¼ Cup fresh basil; we grown our own, but you can find it at any grocery store
  • ¼ cup fresh oregano.
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2 organic eggs
  • ¼ cup gluten free flour  (where to find)
  • ¼ teaspoon Onion powder or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon of pepper or to taste
  • Avocado dip base
  • ½ cup finely chopped dill
 

via Crunchy Zucchini Fritters with Avocado Dill Dip (My Favorite Recipe) - Living Traditionally\

 

Raw Zucchini Hummus Recipe (Kimberly Snyder)

 
Did you know that zucchini is a fruit? That may be a surprise to many of us since zucchini is most often cooked in most dishes. The younger zucchini have a more subtle taste than the more fully developed (which are usually more than 8 inches long). With a soft covering and buttery white flesh, almost all the parts of zucchini are edible- including the flesh, seeds and the skin.

Ingredients:

  • 1 organic zucchini
  • ½ cup tahini (preferably raw if you can source it)
  • ⅓ cup lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ¾ tsp. sea salt, or to taste
  • Raw cut up spring veggies, for dipping

via Raw Zucchini Hummus Recipe « Kimberly Snyder

 

TIP: Use a silicone mat when baking zucchini chips to cut clean up time in half.

You might also want to see our previous post on easy zucchini bread recipes:

 

 

It's National Zucchini Day! Easy Recipes To Try

Zucchini is rich in zinc, niacin, protein, as well as vitamins B1, B6, B2, and calcium, so adding them into your bread can never be a bad idea. Though zucchini is usually combined with carrots or bananas in quick breads, there are a million other flavors you can combine it with, especially since its subtly sweet taste never overwhelms the palate.

 

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