I had attempted the traditional recipes of this simple zucchini slice from ones found online however, firstly I don’t eat flour, so I baulked at that ingredient.
I attempted to make one with coconut flour even allowing for the 1/3 cup to 1 cup of normal flour ratio as coconut flour is a whole other animal, however the result was too cakey, too dry, too sweet for a savoury dish and totally not the taste for which I was aiming.
I remember from my childhood days my cousins used to make this and I remember it being the same cakey texture. Nice for cake but not for this.
I love zucchini and the idea that we need to eat more fruit-like vegetables. In these traditional recipes, they were not using enough of vegetables for my liking. So there is a need to experiment to turn it into a healthy masterpiece.
So after experimenting for a while, here is the basic simple recipe – definitely have no flour as it is an unnecessary ingredient. All the eggs stick it all together anyway and I have no problem that it tastes more like frittata than cake, as it is not supposed to be cake!
Simple Zucchini Slice (Serves 4)
2 cups zucchini grated (squeeze out liquid and dry as much as you can)
2 medium white mushrooms sliced
1 large onion chopped
How you do it…
Fry the onions and mushrooms in a little butter in a frying pan first and allow to cool a little.
Combine all ingredients and mix well.
Pour in greased tin.
Cook at 180 C (350F) for 25 mins
So that is the basic version and everyone has different things in their fridge, so feel free to experiment and mix it up a little…
Some options depending on your eating style…
- bacon 2 rashers diced (fry with the onions)
- ham handful sliced
- use ½ cup each tasty cheese & parmesan cheese
- add ½ cup each feta cheese & tasty cheese
- use ¼ cup chopped olives
- add handful of fresh, chopped flat leaf parsley
- half a cup of tinned salmon
I love making a batch for work lunches for 3 or 4 days, so you don’t have to cook again for a while.
What’s your favourite version?
NB: For more breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes check out my book – the Zen Beach Diet.