Zucchini was always one of those vegetables that I thought went well with other things—throw it in a soup, shred it for a salad, sneak it into pancakes or casseroles. But by itself? Um, no thank you.
But my mind was changed when I happened upon this simple way of preparing zucchini. By adding just a little salt and garlic powder, and slicing thinly to give it a chip-like quality, this rather plain veggie is turned into a tasty side dish or snack. This recipe works well with yellow squash too. Go ahead and substitute or use some of both!
You’ll only need:
- 1-2 zucchini (or yellow squash)
- Olive oil
- Sea salt
- Garlic powder
Take zucchini and cut into very thin slices. Spread flat across an oiled baking sheet. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle sea salt and garlic powder to taste.
Bake at 350 degrees for roughly 20-35 minutes. It really just depends on how you prefer the texture (a more crisp, almost-burnt texture would need a longer bake time; a more soft and soggy texture would need shorter) and how thin or thick the slices are. You may need to play around with it a few times to find what works best for you.
And that’s it! Enjoy.
What are some other flavorful ways to eat zucchini? Please share!
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