Crispy Zucchini Coins

Crispy Zucchini Coins
These veggie bites will disappear quickly. Even veggie-haters will love this tasty snack, perfect as a guest pleasing appetizer or a side dish.zucchini-coins.jpg

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup buttermilk, low fat
  • ¼ cup egg substitute or 1 egg
  • ½ cup panko bread crumbs, plain
  • ½ cup bread crumbs, whole wheat, plain
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • 3 medium zucchini, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • Cooking spray

Sauce:

  • ½ cup light sour cream
  • ½ cup light mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup onion, finely chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a shallow bowl, combine buttermilk and egg substitute. In another shallow bowl, combine the bread crumbs, cheese, chili powder, garlic powder and cumin.
  3. Dip zucchini in buttermilk mixture, then bread crumb mixture.
  4. Place on baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown, turning once.
  5. In a small bowl, combine the sauce ingredients and stir. Serve with zucchini.

Serves 10

Nutrition Information (Based on egg substitute)
Per 1/3 cup zucchini with about 2 tablespoons sauce
Calories: 120
Total Fat: 6 g
    Saturated Fat: 2 g
Sodium: 190 mg
Total Carbohydrate: 13 g
    Dietary Fiber: 1 g
Protein: 4 g