Zucchini Fritter Cakes

Looking for a delicious side dish? These zucchini fritters are light and full of flavor, and a variety of toppings makes them customizable for everyone!

Zucchini Fritter Cakes | Lexiscleankitchen.comIngredients:

  • 2-3 medium organic zucchini, grated
  • 1 tbsp coconut flour (or flour of choice)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed meal
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp Mrs. Dash salt-free Italian Seasoning
  • 2 1/2 tsp Himalayan sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • Optional: 2 tbsp scallions, chopped
  • Optional: 2 organic carrots, grated
  • Optional: Serve with homemade tomato sauce, full-fat greek yogurt, or unsweetened organic applesauce

Directions: 

  1. Using the coarse side of the cheese grater, grate zucchini into a bowl
  2. Sprinkle with Himalayan sea salt and let sit for 10 minutes
  3. Wring out excess water (press against the holes of a colander with a wooden spoon or wrap zucchini in a clean dish towel or piece of cheese cloth)
  4. Transfer zucchini back to bowl
  5. Combine zucchini with flour, flax, eggs, spices, additional salt, and mix well
  6. In a large skillet, heat oil
  7. Drop small bunches of zucchini mixture onto skillet and lightly flatten
  8. Let cook for 3-5 minutes until golden brown
  9. Flip, and cook on the other side until golden
  10. Transfer to a plate coated with a paper towel
  11. Add oil to the skillet as needed, and repeat until all the batter is gone
  12. Serve hot with desired dipping sauces
  13. If serving at a later time, store in fridge, when ready to heat, preheat oven to 375 and let bake until hot and crispy

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Oven-Baked Zucchini Fries

I love… french fries. There I said it! What I love even more is making healthy options for my fries so I don’t ever feel the need to indulge in the bad ones. These zucchini fries are PACKED with flavor and beyond crispy on outside. They make the perfect side dish any night of the week!

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Ingredients:

  • 3-4 organic zucchinis
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup organic corn meal
  • 1/4 cups almond meal
  • 3 tbsp fresh parmesan (can omit)
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes, more to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan sea salt, more to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425
  2. Line a baking sheet and grease lightly
  3. Cut zucchini into fry slices and pat extra moisture dry with a paper towel
  4. In a large shallow bowl mix corn meal, almond meal, Italian seasoning, parmesan, red pepper flakes, garlic powder, salt and pepper
  5. In a separate shallow bowl crack the eggs and whisk together
  6. Dip zucchini strips into egg, then dredge in ‘breadcrumb’ mix
  7. Lay flat on baking sheet
  8. Bake 12-15 minutes, flip, and make for another 12-15 minutes until golden brown and crispy

Notes:

  • For extra crisp, broil on high for 3-5 minutes at the end
  • I serve my zucchini fries with tomato sauce and roasted garlic dip

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‘Aloha’ bison burger topped with grilled pineapple, SAUTÉED spinach, nitrate-free bacon, and tomato

Roasted Garlic Dip: 

Ingredients:

  • 3 cloves garlic, roasted
  • 1 tsp + 1/2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp homemade mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • Himalayan sea salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425
  2. Cut end off garlic cloves
  3. Place garlic in a small ramekin
  4. Pour 1/2 tsp oil over garlic
  5. Cover with foil and roast for 25 minutes until garlic is soft
  6. Remove soft garlic and smash with a fork
  7. In a bowl whisk together homemade mayo, smashed roasted garlic, 1 tsp oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper

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Zucchini Linguine with Homemade Meat Sauce

And now, for a healthy and delicious dinner your whole family will love!

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Ingredients:

Zucchini Linguine:

  • 4-5 large organic zucchini
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

Meat Sauce:

  • 1 lb. organic grass-fed beef (or ground turkey)
  • 1 15 oz. can organic diced tomatoes
  • 1 15 oz. can organic tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 large organic carrot stalks, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbsp Mrs. Dash Italian seasoning
  • 1 handful fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes (more or less, to taste)
  • Himalayan sea salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • Optional: Serve with fresh parmesan
  • Optional: Garnish with fresh Basil

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Directions:

  1. Make the Meat Sauce
  2. Zucchini Linguine:
    1. Using a mandolin, cut long linguine-like strands
    2. In a large pan, heat 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil and place ‘noodles’ in pan
    3. Let cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally
    4. Add 1/4 cup water and cook over medium heat until translucent (5-8 minutes)
    5. Transfer to a strainer and strain excess water
    6. Top with meat sauce and serve hot

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Zucchini Linguine Fra Diavolo

Skinny Zucchini Linguine Fra Diavolo is my healthy Italian take on this spicy dish; and man is it good! Since I love Italian food, I love even more making heavy Italian dishes into light healthy hits.

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Ingredients:

  • 5-6 zucchinis
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 15-20 shrimps (I buy extra large, fully cooked)
  • 1 15oz. can Organic diced tomatoes
  • 1 15oz. can Organic tomato sauce
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Parsley
  • Mrs. Dash salt-free Italian seasoning
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • Fresh basil

Directions:

Shrimp:

  1. Clean off shrimp, pat dry, and set aside.

Zucchini Linguine:

  1. Using a mandolin, cut long linguine-like strands
  2. In a large pan, heat 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil and place ‘noodles’ in pan
  3. Let cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally
  4. Add 1/4 cup water and cook over medium heat until translucent (5-8 minutes)
  5. Transfer to a strainer and strain excess water

Fra Diavlo sauce:

  1. In a sauté pan, sauté 2 crushed garlic cloves and one chopped onion with a dash of oil (I use evoo or coconut oil).
  2. Add 1 can organic diced tomato and one can tomato sauce.
  3. Add 1/3 cup dry white wine, a good amount of red pepper flakes, parsley, Mrs. Dash salt-free Italian seasoning, fresh ground pepper, and fresh basil.
  4. Let simmer for about 5-10 minutes
  5. Add shrimp and let all simmer together.

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