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Zucchini And Mint Nuggets

by Annalisa Brown (follow)
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Itís the first time Iíve combined zucchini and mint as two key ingredients in a recipe and what a punch the mint makes in this baked Zucchini dish.

These light and crispy nuggets are a vegetarianís blissful nirvana where taste and healthy eating is far from being compromised.

Itís a parentís dream, as kids believe theyíre eating something naughty; but mum and dad know theyíve successfully pulled the wool over little eyes.

For the most hardened carnivores who refute all vegetarianism, these little nuggets will lull your mind into ecstatic chaos as you wonder how something that has no meat can be so delicious.

I dare you to stop at one!

These Zucchini and Mint Nuggets really pack a punch with their taste. They're crispy and light with a fluffy texture.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 15-20 minutes
Makes: 20 Nuggets

2 Zucchini
1 Potato
1/2 Cup Almond Meal or Breadcrumbs
1/2 Cup Parmesan Cheese
2-3 Mint Sprigs
1 Egg
Black Pepper

Grate the Zucchini and Potato.

Squeeze excess water from the vegetables and place into a large bowl.

Grate the Zucchini and Potato and squeeze excess water from the vegetables.

Add the Egg, Mint, Black Pepper, Parmesan Cheese and Almond Meal.

Using your hands thoroughly mix all the ingredients.

Combine all the ingredients and mix thoroughly using your hands.

Take small portions of the Zucchini mixture and roll into nuggets or small rustic balls.

Place the Nuggets onto a baking tray and drizzle with a little extra Virgin olive oil.

Roll the Zucchini mixture into nuggets and place onto a baking tray. Drizzle the tops with a little Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Bake in a pre-heated 180 degree oven for approximately 15-20 minutes turning the nuggets at the 10 minute mark.

The Zucchini and Mint Nuggets are cooked when they have a crispy outer and are golden in colour. Inside they will remain light and fluffy in texture.

Serve immediately while hot with a salsa sauce (something spicy) to complement the fresh zucchini and mint flavours. However, they taste just as delicious cold and make the ideal party or picnic snack.

The mint gives these nuggets a real WOW factor.

#Almond Meal
#Parmesan Cheese
#Party Food
#Make Ahead
#Low Fat
#Low Salt
#Horsí devours
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