Zucchini Fries (Gluten Free)

Written by chanie on May 12th, 2014

We’re closing in on our series of pesto recipes with these crunchy gluten free zucchini fries! I love using zucchini because they are so low in calories and totally guilt free. To keep them diet friendly and gluten free, I used a chopped nut coating instead of breadcrumbs, and garbanzo bean flour instead of all purpose flour. But what really makes these zucchini fries different is the pesto. I could have went with eggwash to “glue” the crunchy nut coating onto the zucchini sticks, but with extra pesto in the fridge, I decided to give it a try. The results were so flavorful, I can’t imagine making it any other way!

There’s just something about fries that makes eating any vegetable fun, am I right? Good old russet potato fries used to be the only fries  on the brain but sweet potato fries have made it up there too. Personally, I’m a big fan of butternut squash fries,  and just recently, parsnips fries have topped my list of favorites as well. I must blog about those soon.

If you’re dieting and craving some crunch, these oven-fried zucchini fries are sure to hit the spot. Feel free to adapt the recipe to your specific diet! To make them dairy-free, just omit the parmesan and use more nuts instead. I like to use the same nuts as the ones in the pesto (I used Marcona almonds here), but you can experiement with pecans and walnuts too.

Related Recipes:

zucchini parmesan chips
pesto pinwheels

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  1. Belinda says:

    Yum! What a smart snack!

  2. Ronnie Fein says:

    Can’t even explain how fabulous these look. Add roasted tomatoes an fried eggs and that’s my dinner!

  3. Love any type of veggie fries, they are fantastic. Love the idea of coating them with parmesan instead of bread crumbs.

  4. Shaina says:

    Made these in pareve today and they were amazingly perfect!!!!! Thank you!!!

  5. Sarah says:

    can you use seeds as a nut free option (eg,sunflower or pumpkin seeds)

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