By now you know I don’t follow any one specific diet. I kept thinking about these zucchini tots and thought what a great recipe they’d be for someone eating low carb. As it turns out this Low Carb Healthy Zucchini Tots recipe is also gluten free, vegetarian and keto friendly. It’s the perfect summer zucchini recipe.
How to Get Crispy Zucchini
The secret to the crispy zucchini in this recipe is the pizza pan! The holes in this pizza pan allow air to circulate. You can use a regular sheet pan, but for optimum crispness, I highly recommend one of these cheap pizza pans with the holes. Try it with all the foods you want to be extra crispy.
Crispy Zucchini Tots Made with Shredded Zucchini
These Low Carb Healthy Zucchini tots are crispy as they could be and they can be picked up and dipped into your favorite sauce. I love to use marinara. You could also use avocado ranch or even ketchup for the kiddos.
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Low Carb Healthy Zucchini Tots Recipe
A healthy zucchini recipe you can use this summer. Zucchini Tots that are low carb, gluten free, vegetarian and keto friendly. Crispy zucchini tots you can bake in the oven in minutes.
- 1 medium Zucchini Finely shredded
- 1/4 +1 tbsp. Fine Ground Almond Flour This means 1/4 cup PLUS ONE ADDITIONAL TABLESPOON of Almond Flour.
- 1 tbsp. Dried Minced Onion* See recipe notes
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 cup Cheddar Cheese finely grated
- 1/4 tsp. Garlic Powder
- salt and pepper to taste
Finely grate the zucchini and transfer it to a colander lined with paper towels. Lightly sprinkle the zucchini with salt. Cover it with more paper towels and weigh it down with something heavy. I used a large can of tomatoes. What you're trying to do is squeeze as liquid from the zucchini as possible. Let it sit like this for 20 minutes.
After 20 minutes pick up the zucchini and squeeze the water out. You'll see a lot of water come out.
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees and put the zucchini in a medium sized bowl. Push it to one side and in the other side add the egg, almond flour, garlic powder and minced dried onion. Whisk it together.
Fold the zucchini into the almond flour mixture. Evenly sprinkle the top with salt and pepper. Fold in the cheese.
I use a pizza pan with holes to make these. Line one of these pans (or a regular sheet pan if you don't have one) with parchment paper. Spray it with cooking spray.
Use a small cookie scoop or tablespoon to scoop the zucchini mixture onto the tray. Use your fingers to shape it in a tot shape (See photos in post). Spray the tops with cooking spray.
Bake on the first side for 15 minutes. Flip the tots over and bake another 10. Allow to cool for 5 minutes on the tray prior to serving. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce. I recommend marinara or avocado ranch for dipping.
Nutrition Info is calculated using My Fitness Pal. Different cheeses and almond flours used may effect nutrition info.
*Minced Dried Onion is found in the spices section. This is not onion powder. It's literally small pieces of dried onion that's minced very fine. If you sub in onion powder, you can sub in 1 tsp. Do not use an entire tbsp. of onion powder if you make the substitution.