Sunday, March 11, 2012

Baked Zucchini Sticks & Sweet Onion Dip

Thanks to Pinterest, I found another wonderful recipe for a healthy snack. Next time you have the urge to add potato chips to your shopping cart...grab some zucchini instead!


Ingredients

2-3 Zucchini
2 large eggs or egg substitute equivalent
1 cup Bread Crumbs (regular or italian)
1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese
1 tbsp Salt
1 tbsp Pizza Seasoning 
Olive Oil Spray

Sweet Onion Dip
2 tbsp Honey
2 tbsp Cider Vinegar
1 tbsp Mustard
1 tbsp Butter
1 cup Mayo (I used plain greek yogurt instead)
1 Onion, peeled and sliced

Directions


* Cut each zucchini into 9 sticks lengthwise, then into 3" pieces
* Place the sticks in a colander and sprinkle with the salt
* Let zucchini drain for an hour
* Rinse & pat dry


* Add butter and onions to a skillet over medium heat
* Cook until caramelized - about 10-15 minutes
* Remove from heat then add vinegar
* Combine the onion/vinegar mix with honey & mustard in a food processor
* Blend until smooth
* Remove from processor then combine with mayo
* Cover and refrigerate until time to serve


* Preheat oven to 425
* Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, spray with olive oil
* Combine bread crumbs, pizza seasoning & cheese in a bowl
* Place eggs in a separate bowl
* Dip zucchini sticks in eggs, coat with bread crumb mixture then place on baking sheet


* Bake for 12-14 minutes on each side or until golden brown/crisp
* Serve with sweet onion dip immediately


Now that's what I call smart snacking! Enjoy ;-)

2 comments:

  1. i'm gonna try this! i love zucchini and am always on the hunt for homemade healthier snacks.

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  2. Tried this and it is wonderful!! Thanks for sharing :)

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