Zucchini tacos shells are easy healthy keto tachos shells to hold your favorite keto food ! It contains only few ingredients, plus there is a paleo, cheese free recipe option for those who don’t tolerate dairy.
What are zucchini tacos shells ?
Zucchini tacos shells are wheat-free tortillas recipe, soft and flexible to replace store-bought tortillas on a keto diet. Bonus, those zucchini tacos shells required only 4 simple ingredients including a paleo and vegan recipe option. Let’s see all you need to make this easy zucchini recipe.
Keto zucchini tacos shells, paleo and vegan options !
Those delicious tacos shells are perfect for any diet. While we recommend the keto version to limit carbs, we also provide a vegan and paleo recipe option for those who don’t eat eggs or dairy.
Grated Zucchini – make sure you pat dry the zucchini with absorbent paper or in a towel to remove all the water/juice from the vegetable
Grated cheese – mozzarella provide the best texture. If you are on a vegan or paleo diet, use arrowroot flour or tapioca flour
Egg or chia egg if you are on a paleo vegan diet. A chia egg is simply the combination of 1 tablespoon of chia seed with 3 tablespoons of water. Stir and set aside for 10 minutes until it has an egg-like texture.
Coconut flour – make sure you use fresh coconut flour with no lumps
Spices – it is optional to add spices to your batter but it can add delicious extra flavors. The best addition are 1/2 teaspoon of garlic salt, paprika, oregano or cumin.
Those tacos shells are soft, flexible and easy to roll. You can fill them with any mexican filling like chicken, avocado, shredded lettuce or tomatoes.
How to eat your tacos ?
Those tacos can be eaten in replacement of your regular store-bought tortillas. They are delicious with chicken fajita, beef fajita, Greek chicken souvlaki or simply roasted vegetables if you are vegan.
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Others keto wraps recipe
Those keto tacos shells are great to add zucchini to your plate or to use your leftover summer zucchini. However if you don’t have zucchini on hands and you crave a good tortilla you can try the others keto wraps recipes below:
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Preheat the oven to 180C (350F).
Prepare a baking tray covered with baking paper. Slightly oil the paper with olive oil to avoid the tacos shells to stick to the paper. Set aside.
Wash the zucchini, keep skin on and use a grater to finely grate the zucchini. Squeeze the grated zucchini with your hands to extract the zucchini juice. The best is to wrap grated zucchini in a clean towel and sueeze them to release all the liquid. Discard the zucchini juice. Press the grated zuchini into a measuring cup until it reach 1 cup.
In a large mixing bowl, add grated zucchini, beaten egg, grated mozzarella cheese (or arrowroot flour if paleo), coconut flour, oregano and garlic salt.
Combine all the ingredients with a spoon first, then use your hands to squeeze the batter and make sure all the ingredients comes in contact. The fiber from coconut flour will abosrb the moisture slightly dried the batter. The batter stay moist but not runny. If runny add 1 extra tablespoon coconut flour, this can happen if you didn't remove all the zucchini juice properly.
Scoop about 3 tablespoons batter and place on the prepapred tray.
Using your finger press the batter until it forms a thin circle. Make sure there is no hole left in the batter or the shells may be fragile.
Repeat until you form 6 medium tortilla of 10 cm diameter or 4 large as you like. The nutrition panel is for 6 !
Bake for 20-30 minutes or until the shells gets brown on the side and hold together.
Cool down on a rack to keep them moist.
Eat hot or cold with Mexican filling or roasted vegetables.
Storage and freezing
Store in an airtight container in the fridge up to 3 days.
Rewarm filled in a sandwich press or rewarm the single taco shell in a pan, 1 minute on both side before using as a shell.
You can freeze the shells in an airtight container, plcing a piece of parchment paper between each shells to avoid them to stick to each other.
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Nutrition panel above is for the keto recipe, making 6 shells with the recipe. One shell contains 1.6 g net carb.Paleo nutrition panel, per shells: 56 kcal, 1.1 g fat, 9.6 g carbs, 1.4 g fiber, 1.9 g proteinEgg free/vegan note: Stir 1 tablespoon chia seed with 3 tablespoon water, set aside 10 minutes and use as egg replacementFilling:You can fill those zucchini tortillas with any wet or dry filling of your choice like roasted vegetables, grilled chicken, greens, spinach, avocado, grated carrots, nuts or seeds etc.Nutrition panel is for one tortilla using an egg, recipe makes 6 zucchini tortillas