Monday, August 13, 2012

Cheesy zucchini slice

Tonight I made a zucchini slice for a tasty, healthy packed lunch tomorrow.

Zucchini slice is one of the easiest things to make and there are many recipes out there. The truth is you don't really need a recipe. Once you've made it a few times you'll find that you can toss instructions aside and just throw it all together.

I used besan flour for this one. Besan or gram flour is made from chick peas and can be found in delis or Indian grocery shops.  Bonus - gluten free and high protein for flour.

And its not just zucchini slice. It can be, but I usually add a few other grated or finely chopped vegies. Choose from zucchini, carrot, corn kernels, capsicum, shallots, tomatoes, celery.

Despite my protestations that you don't need one, here's the recipe.

1 cup self raising flour (option - besan flour plus two teaspoons baking powder)
2 medium zucchini, grated
1 carrot, grated
corn kernels (scrape straight off a cob and save all the additives)
4 eggs
1/2 cup cheese, grated
extra cheese and parsley for topping

Put flour, grated vegetables and cheese in a mixing bowl.
In a separate bowl beat eggs with a little water.
Mix eggs into the flour and vegies until thoroughly wet through.
Prepare a baking dish with cooking spray. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees.
Pour mix into the baking dish and spread evenly. Top with grated cheese (parmesan or romano will work well) and sprinkle with finely chopped parsley.
Bake until firm and golden brown.

Slice up and serve with green salad and sliced almonds.


  1. Yum! I like the idea of using besan flour as I have a number of friends who are gluten intolerant and I've always avoided cooking this sort of dish for them because of the flour!

  2. So pleased if it helps you Maria. Please let me know what you think if you try it

  3. Mum and I are making this for dinner, so hopefully it turns out as well as yours!

  4. Good for you, let me know how it goes



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