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The Best Crispy Baked Zucchini Sticks

Baked Zucchini Sticks

Baked zucchini sticks are a delicious starter or snack served with hummus or any sauce, although they can also be taken as a garnish. Who doesn’t like potato chips? They have always been one of my favorite foods and potatoes in general were my favorite hydrate along with bread before I went vegan.

Some time ago I made “fried potatoes” in the oven and the truth is that they were very good. They are not as tasty, but they are lighter and healthier. Since then I have tried to make similar recipes with other ingredients such as sweet potatoes , avocado and now it is the turn of the zucchini.

The original recipe is usually made with breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese, but mine is gluten-free and even simpler because you only need vegan Parmesan cheese .

Crushed nuts are a great way to replace breadcrumbs if you’re looking for a gluten-free alternative. Almond flour works very well and is very practical because it can be bought ready-made, although the good thing about Parmesan is that it gives it a very rich flavor.

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The Best Crispy Baked Zucchini Sticks

Baked Zucchini Sticks
  • Author: Martha Betra
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten Free
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Ingredients

  • 2 large zucchini
  • Vegan Parmesan cheese (all the amount that comes from making our recipe)
  • 1/4 cup dried oregano ( 4 tablespoons)
  • 1/4 cup  vegetable milk  ( 65 ml or 4 tablespoons), I used  soy milk
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 220ºC or 425ºF.
  2. Chop the zucchini like french fries.
  3. Mix Parmesan, oregano and pepper on a plate. Pour the milk into a deep plate.
  4. To coat the zucchini sticks, first dip them in milk and then in the Parmesan, oregano and pepper mixture until completely covered.
  5. Bake the sticks on a parchment paper pan for about 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Serve immediately with your favorite sauce (I love it with hummus ) or store the leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days.

Notes

  • Instead of oregano you can use any other dry herb or even skip this ingredient.
  • Add your favorite spices.
  • You can also fry the sticks until golden brown if you don’t want to use the oven.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1-8
  • Calories: 168kcal
  • Sugar: 2 g
  • Sodium: 250 mg
  • Fat: 9.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 14.4 g
  • Fiber: 4.9 g
  • Protein: 9.3 g

What do you think?

Martha Betra

Written by Martha Betra

Here you’ll find a collection of delicious recipes that your family will love, all tested and approved by me, Martha, creator of this food blog. Cooking is my passion so please follow along and share what I create!

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