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Zucchini Fries with Minty Avocado Dip

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Here we are in the middle of August when the ubiquitous vegetable of the season, zucchini, officially feels overplayed. If you grow zucchini in your garden you are overflow-eth with bounty, if your neighbor grows zucchini, you most likely are the recipient of said “overflow-eth.”

How many things can you really do with zucchini? Sauteed, grilled, raw, sliced, diced, grated, zucchini pasta, zucchini ice cream, zucchini anything. You name it, I’ve tried it. Growing up I loved zucchini bread with slices of garden tomato on top, or sweet zucchini chocolate bread. (which I recreated into zucchini chocolate muffins, recipe is here.)

The other night, with multiple zucchini in hand, I decided that a zucchini fry was necessary. It was. What followed was a treat. A gluten free, healthy, and yummy treat. They didn’t turn out quite as crunchy as I had hoped, but the flavors were stupendous and the minty, spicy, avocado dip was the perfect pairing.

spicy avocado dip

This dip would be delish with raw veggies too!

Zucchini Fries with Minty Avocado Dip

Level: Easy

Ingredients

Zucchini Fries

  • 1 zucchini
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup of almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of sea salt
  • a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil

Avocado Dip

  • 1 avocado
  • 1/2 jalapeno
    seeded
  • 1/4 cup of fresh mint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • a juice of 1 lime
  • 3 dashs tabasco
    optional
  • water
    1-2 tbsp to thin

Directions

Zucchini Fries
  1. Cut zucchini into matchsticks about 1/4 inch thick, dry well on paper towel
  2. Scramble eggs in a bowl
  3. Mix 1/2 the almond flour and 1/2 the spices in separate bowl
  4. Dredge zucchini in egg mixture then almond flour mixture until well coated on all sides. Continue with all zucchini (you will have to add second half of almond flour after first half is gone.  Do not start with all of it in a bowl because it will begin to clump and you will have to restart with fresh almond flour) Depending on the size of your zucchini you may have to continue to add more almond flour to coat all matchsticks.
  5. Place on cookie sheet that has been rubbed with olive oil and bake in 450 oven for 15 minutes, flip over and bake for additional 10-15 minutes until brown and crispy.
Avocado Dip
  1. Scoop flesh of avocado into blender or food processor.  Add all additional ingredients and blend until smooth. Add water until you reach desired consistency. (should be smooth, thin, and dip-able)

Comment below let me know how your batch turns out! Show some social love by sharing this post to the left.

Have the most delicious week!

Abra

Abra Pappa
About Abra Pappa, Health and Wellness Expert

Abra is a wellness expert that has inspired thousands of people to reach their health and weight loss goals through whole, natural food and mindful lifestyle shifts. Her food philosophy is simple; keep it real, keep it simple, and it sure as heck better be delicious!

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