Baked Zucchini Fries with Tzatziki

Ingredients

Zucchini Fries

  • 4 medium zucchini, washed and dried well
  • 2 large pasture-raised eggs
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • ⅓ cup nutritional yeast
  • ¼ cup ground flaxseeds
  • 3 tablespoons tapioca flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon Himalayan salt
  • 1 lemon, zested (save lemon juice for next step)
  • Avocado oil spray

Tzatziki

  • 1 cup coconut yogurt or sheep yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons coconut milk
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ¼ cup fresh mint, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup dill, finely chopped
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • ¼ teaspoon Himalayan salt

Optional garnishes for tzatziki

  • Dash of cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil

 

Method

Step 1 Baked Zucchini Fries with Tzatziki Healthy Recipe

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 420°F.

Step 2 Baked Zucchini Fries with Tzatziki Healthy Recipe

Step 2

Cut each zucchini into 3 segments, cut the segments in half lengthwise, then cut each half into quarters. You should end up with thin sticks. Place zucchini sticks onto a kitchen towel and pat them dry, then rest in the towel while preparing the remaining components.

Step 3 Baked Zucchini Fries with Tzatziki Healthy Recipe

Step 3

Whisk the eggs in a large bowl.

Step 4 Baked Zucchini Fries with Tzatziki Healthy Recipe

Step 4

In a separate bowl, combine the almond flour, nutritional yeast, ground flaxseed, tapioca flour, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, salt and lemon zest. Mix until evenly combined.

Step 5 Baked Zucchini Fries with Tzatziki Healthy Recipe

Step 5

Toss the zucchini sticks in the beaten eggs to coat. Then use tongs to transfer the sticks, in batches, into the almond flour mixture. Toss to coat.

Step 6 Baked Zucchini Fries with Tzatziki Healthy Recipe

Step 6

As each batch of zucchini sticks are coated, transfer them onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet that has been sprayed with avocado oil. Use 2 baking trays if needed, allow for a ½-inch gap between each stick. Transfer to the oven and bake for 35 minutes, flipping the sticks after 20 minutes.

Step 7 Baked Zucchini Fries with Tzatziki Healthy Recipe

Step 7

While the zucchini is baking, prepare the dipping sauce, add all of the ingredients into a mixing bowl and whisk until smooth.

Step 8 Baked Zucchini Fries with Tzatziki Healthy Recipe

Step 8

Once the zucchini is golden and crispy, remove from the oven and serve with dipping sauce. Sprinkle with flaky sea salt if desired and garnish with extra mint and dill.

 

Nutritional Information

Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories: 193, Total Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 41mg, Sodium: 180mg, Carbohydrates: 16g, Fiber: 5g, Sugars: 6g, Protein: 9g, Net Carbs: 10g

 

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