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Zucchini Parmesan Fries

Servings: 4-6

INGREDIENTS

Zucchini Fries

2-3 zucchini squashes

2 cups plain bread crumbs

1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1 tablespoon chili powder

½ tablespoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon kosher salt

Cilantro-Lime Sauce

1 cup plain Greek yogurt

1 tablespoon minced cilantro

1 tablespoon lime juice

¼ teaspoon garlic powder

½ teaspoon kosher salt

PREPARATION

1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).

2. Cut the ends off the zucchini and slice the squash into ¼ inch thick by 2-3 inch long strips.

3. In a larger bowl, mix the bread crumbs, Parmesan, chili powder, garlic powder, and salt until well combined.

4. In a small bowl, beat 2 eggs. Dip the zucchini strips in the egg wash until fully coated, then transfer the strips to the bread crumb mixture and toss until evenly coated.

5. Transfer the breaded zucchini strips to a parchment paper-lined baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 20-25 minutes, flipping the fries halfway through.

6. In a small bowl, mix the yogurt, cilantro, lime juice, garlic powder, and salt until well combined.

7. Enjoy!

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Servings: 4


INGREDIENTS

1 head cauliflower

1 tablespoon olive oil

Batter

½ cup flour

1 teaspoon garlic salt

½ cup whole milk

1 tablespoon hot sauce

PREPARATION

1. Preheat oven to 450˚F (230˚C).

2. Cut the head of cauliflower in half. Pluck bite-sized florets from each half. Trim bottoms of florets as necessary.

3. In a medium bowl, mix the batter ingredients.

4. Add cauliflower to the batter. Stir so each floret is fully coated.

5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread cauliflower florets on the baking sheet.

6. Drizzle with olive oil.

7. Bake for 20 minutes.

8. Remove the cauliflower from the oven and toss with buffalo sauce.

9. Return cauliflower to oven and bake for an additional 10 minutes until browned to your liking.

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BBQ Cauliflower Bites

Servings: 4

INGREDIENTS

1 head cauliflower

1 tablespoon olive oil

Salt, to taste

Pepper, to taste

¾ cup BBQ sauce

PREPARATION

1. Preheat oven to 450˚F (230˚C).

2. Cut the head of cauliflower in half. Pluck bite-sized florets from each half. Trim bottoms of florets as necessary.

3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread cauliflower florets on the baking sheet.

4. Drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.

5. Bake for 20 minutes.

6. Remove florets from oven and toss with BBQ sauce.

7. Return florets to the oven and bake for an additional 10 minutes until browned to your liking.

8. Brush more BBQ sauce on the cooked cauliflower for extra flavor.

Garlic Parmesan Cauliflower Bites

Servings: 4

INGREDIENTS

1 head cauliflower

2 eggs

2 tablespoons parsley, chopped

Garlic-Parmesan Crust

1 cup panko bread crumbs

¼ cup grated Parmesan

2 teaspoons garlic salt

2 teaspoons Italian seasoning


PREPARATION
1. Preheat oven to 450˚F (230˚C).

2. Cut the head of cauliflower in half. Pluck bite-sized florets from each half. Trim bottoms of florets as necessary.

3. In a medium bowl, mix the Parmesan crust ingredients.

4. In a separate bowl, whisk eggs. Dredge the cauliflower in the eggs, then garlic-Parmesan mixture.

5. Lay the cauliflower on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil, then season with salt and pepper.

6. Bake for 20-30 minutes, until crispy and browned to your liking.

7. Garnish with chopped parsley.

Guacamole Deviled Eggs

Servings: 12

INGREDIENTS

12 eggs

Guacamole

2 avocados

2 tablespoons lime juice

Salt, to taste

Pepper, to taste

1 tomato, diced

½ cup red onion, diced

2 tablespoons cilantro

1 tablespoon garlic, minced

1 tablespoon jalapeño, minced

Garnish

Tortilla chips

Cilantro

PREPARATION

1. Place the eggs in a large pot and cover with one inch of cold water. Cover with a lid.


2. Bring to a rolling boil, and remove from heat. Let the eggs sit, covered for 8-10 minutes.


3. Remove from water and immediately place in bath of ice water for a few minutes.


4. Remove shells and cut the egg in half, vertically. 


5. Remove the yolk and place in a bowl. Set the cooked whites aside on a serving tray.


6. In the bowl with the yolks, add all the ingredients for guacamole. Mash until well incorporated.


7. Spoon guacamole mixture into the bowls of the cooked egg whites.


8. Garnish with a broken piece of a tortilla chip and cilantro.


9. Serve & enjoy!

Garlic Roasted Brussel Sprouts

INGREDIENTS

1 pound brussels sprouts, halved

4 tablespoons olive oil

½ teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon pepper

1 teaspoon garlic powder

¼ cup bread crumbs

¼ cup Parmesan, grated


PREPARATION

1. Preheat oven to 400˚F (200˚C).

2. Place brussels sprouts in a large bowl. Drizzle olive oil and toss to coat. Sprinkle the rest of the ingredients and toss again.

3. Spread the sprouts on a baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes, then flip the sprouts, then bake for an additional 20 minutes or until the sprouts are fork-tender and golden.

4. Enjoy!

Cauliflower "Potato" Salad

Servings: 6-8

INGREDIENTS

1 head cauliflower

Salt, to taste

Pepper. to taste

2 tablespoons olive oil

Dressing

1⁄2 cup Greek yogurt

1 tablespoon dijon mustard 1 tablespoon honey

2 tablespoons dill, chopped 1 tablespoon olive oil

1 garlic clove, crushed Juice of 1⁄2 lemon

½ red onion, diced

3 stalks celery, diced

3 hard-­boiled eggs, chopped

PREPARATION

1. Preheat oven to 400˚F (200˚C).

2. Slice cauliflower into small florets.

3. Place cauliflower onto baking sheet and season with salt, pepper, and olive oil. 4. Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes or until lightly browned and a bit crispy.

5. In a large bowl, combine all dressing ingredients. Set aside.

6. Once cauliflower is cooked, set aside and let cool slightly before adding to the yogurt dressing.

7. Garnish with more freshly chopped dill before serving.

8. Enjoy!

Zucchini Carrot Fritters

INGREDIENTS

Fritters

1 cup chickpeas, peeled

1 zucchini, grated

1 carrot, grated

2 eggs

½ cup whole wheat panko

2 teaspoons basil, chopped

½ teaspoon garlic powder

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon pepper

Olive oil

Ganish

Plain Greek yogurt

Green onion, diced


PREPARATION

1. Mash chickpeas with a fork in a large bowl. Set aside.

2. Grate zucchini and carrots. Place in a clean dish towel or cloth and squeeze out as much moisture as possible.

3. Add veggies, panko, egg, basil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper to the bowl with the mashed chickpeas, and stir until homogenous.

4. Heat olive oil in a large skillet on medium heat.

5. Scoop 2 tablespoons of mixture into your hand press to compress it into a patty.

6. Cook for about 1-2 minutes, until the underside is golden brown then flip and repeat.

7. Serve with a dollop of plain Greek yogurt and diced green onion.

8. Enjoy!