Keeping with the theme of having veggies as much as possible, I made zucchini cakes for breakfast this morning. Then it dawned on me how good this would be for a party appetizer, lunch snack or even side dish for dinner. I find it unique to serve at gatherings because we’ve all seen those spinach balls at parties. Well these zucchini cakes are healthier and tastier if you ask me and I feel your guests would really appreciate something different to snack on.
Simple ingredients, quick prep and easy to prepare. Recipes often call for squeezing the zucchini to get rid of the water, but it's not necessary with the addition of flour. The addition of chickpeas in this recipe ups your protein and is a great substitute for eggs. If you’re not a fan of onion or just want to add some color and extra veggies, add a bit of shredded carrots.
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This video is a great tutorial on how to grate your zucchini. You can forgo the salt and water drain but it’s an option. A great way to amp up the flavor of these cakes is to throw in fresh herbs like tarragon, dill or even cilantro. If you want to keep your prep simple season it up with Bragg’s Organic Sprinkle or Sea Kelp Seasoning. Lemon zest will make add a freshness to this recipe that will be perfect for spring and summer months, like a picnic in your mouth. If you’re not sure how to zest a lemon, watch this video. It’s tricky because while the lemon zest is wonderful, the white part below the skin is very bitter. So be careful when zesting for any recipe.
This is one of those recipes you’ll find yourself making over and over again. I’m in the process of working on a sauce to accompany it, so stay tuned that will be posted soon.
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