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ZUCCHINI BALLS AND TZATZIKI

Need inspiration for gluten-free party food? These crispy vegetarian bites served with fresh tzatziki will be popular with a crowd.

Gluten-free party food: crispy zucchini balls with fresh tzatziki dip
This vegetarian appetiser is perfect for a party, served with homemade tzatziki.

MAKES 30

Ingredients

    Zucchini balls

  • Large zucchinis, grated

    4 (about 600g)

  • Eggs, whisked

    2

  • Mint, finely chopped

    ⅓ cup

  • Greek feta cheese, crumbled

    1 cup

  • Orgran gluten-free self-raising flour

    1½ cups

  • Rice bran oil, for deep frying

    Tzatziki

  • Cucumbers, grated and drained

    2

  • Greek yoghurt

    1 cup

  • Cloves garlic, crushed

    2

  • Dill, finely chopped

    ¼ cup

  • Mint, finely chopped

    ¼ cup

Method: Zucchini balls

STEP 1

Grate zucchini into a large bowl. Squeeze to drain out the excess water.

STEP 2

In a small bowl add the eggs, zucchini, mint, feta. Season with salt and pepper and stir to combine.

STEP 3

Add the self-raising flour to the egg mixture.

STEP 4

Pour oil in large wok, ensuring there is enough oil to cover a majority of the zucchini balls. Heat oil on a medium-high heat. Once heated, spoon small balls of zucchini batter into the oil, rotating the balls with tongs until they have cooked through.

STEP 5

Remove balls from the oil and set aside to cool slightly before serving with tzatziki dip.

NUTRIENT ANALYSIS

Based on 30 serves, per serve: Energy: 216kJ; Protein: 2.3g; Fat: 1.8g; Saturated fat: 0.97g; Carbohydrate: 6.3g (0.5 exchange); Sodium: 28.2mg

Method: Tzatziki

STEP 1

In a bowl, add a dash of salt to the grated cucumber.

STEP 2

Add the yoghurt, garlic, dill and mint and stir to combine.

STEP 3

Keep refrigerated before serving.

NUTRIENT ANALYSIS

Based on 4 serves, per serve: Energy: 330.5kJ; Protein: 6.3g; Fat: 1.6g; Saturated fat: 0.9g; Carbohydrate: 7.3g (0.5 exchange); Sodium: 125mg

1 Comment

  1. Julie lourdes

    I’m doing this for my son who is gluten intolerant.

    Reply

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