Say hello to my new creation, zucchini balls! Another easy healthy appetizer recipe that you can easily eat with your fingers with no guilt ! Yum !
Another quick and easy appetizer recipe to enjoy this summer inspired by my popular spinach balls recipe. You will love those zucchini balls loaded with mint, garlic and crunchy zucchini. They remind me Greek food recipes. Those are delicious dipped into my homemade tzatziki sauce or in my sugar free tomato sauce.
You are probably wondering why I an preparing so much appetizers recipes lately. Well, there is few reasons. First my house warming party is coming up within 2 weeks and then my family in law is flying from France to New Zealand to celebrate their first Christmas in summer. So I want to create easy healthy appetizers for those occasion. Last reason, my little girl is turning 3 very soon, my new challenge will be to prepare a daily lunchbox for pre-school!
Yes, it is a mum challenge to develop simple and veggie loaded snacks for kids lunchbox, don’t you think? I mean, food that they actually eat! Emma is already very good at eating veggie finger foods. She loves baked falafel, zuchini parmesan waffles and now those zucchini balls. Cold or hot, those baked zucchini balls (not fried ! I tried it is not as good) absolutely pass the test! I am also thinking about developing some healthy Christmas treats very soon so keep an eye on the blog for the sweet sugar free recipes! New desserts and treats recipes will comes out soon. But first let’s talk a little bit more about those zucchini balls!
I very much inspired this recipe from my spinach balls recipe. This time I added some mint and garlic in the batter. I read all your comments and lots of you recommended garlic in the spinach balls. So I added garlic in this recipe and I must say it goes very well with zucchini. I also increase the cheese a little bit and I used edam cheese for a change. The texture is very soft like a cheesy bun with a crispy outside and crunchy zucchini bites all around the ball. I used lots of mint too in those balls which gives them a fresh summer taste but any herbs will works well too.
Overall I will say it takes less than 40 minutes to prepare, bake and clean all the dishes so a super easy and quick recipe to make for your next party. Also, I did not cooked the zucchini before incorporating them into the batter which is faster than the spinach balls recipe where you have to blanched the spinach in boiling water. The recipe makes 15 balls – golf size balls and feed my family of three at dinner.
I hope you guys enjoy all those recent appetizers recipes I shared and I promise, next recipe will be all about sweet! And as always please leave me a comment if you try this recipe and share your tricks to makes it even better! We all have to learn from each others! Carine.
Nutrition panel is for one zucchini ball using pork rind. The recipe makes about 16 zucchini balls.