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Still loaded up with zucchinis and tomatoes? No problem. These low-carb zucchini fries with fresh tomato marinara are the perfect way to use up those end-of-summer veggies! And believe me, these suckers don’t disappoint! Your kiddos will forget they’re eating zucchini because the breading on these little green wedges is AMAZING!
Think garlicky, spicy, perfectly golden & crisp breading which generously covers fresh-from-the-garden zucchini. Then, dip it in the simplest, yet super satisfying home-made tomato sauce (because let’s be honest, how cool is it to say you made your sauce?? Move over Ragu, there’s a new player in town!)
how to make low-carb zucchini fries
This low-carb zucchini fries recipe is very simple to make! Here are the steps:
- Cut zucchini into wedges; score zucchini wedges with a knife and place them on a paper towel. Generously salt them and let them sit for 30 minutes (this will draw out moisture so they’re not mushy).
- Prepare. your breading by placing crackers and herbs in a food processor and pulse until they’re a panko size bread crumb.
- Grab 3 bowls for dredging. Place tapioca or arrowroot flour (subs in notes) in 1st bowl. Whisked eggs in 2nd bowl. Breading in the 3rd bowl.
- Dip zucchini wedge in flour (shake off excess), then egg (remove excess), and then coat with breading. Add to a sheet tray.
- Melt butter (or ghee) and combine with olive oil. Drizzle over zucchini.
air fryer low-carb zucchini fries
If you have an air fryer, feel free to use that instead of oven-frying this zucchini. I put it in the air fryer for 10 minutes on 400 degrees and it came out perfectly!
dips for low-carb zucchini fries
I highly recommend making home-made tomato marinara sauce to dip these zucchini wedges in because the flavors meld perfectly together. With that said, if you’re short on time, don’t have tomatoes, or down-right hate tomatoes, you may want some other options!
Sooo, feel free to use jarred marinara sauce (gasp! 😉 My fave is Rao’s because it’s lower in sugar. Some of these jarred tomato sauces are sneaky and have sugar hidden in them. I look for sauces with 4-5 g of sugar.
Or, ditch the marinara sauce completely and use ranch dressing or garlic aioli. A nice pesto sauce would be delish for these too. The sky’s the limit —let your imagination take you to places you’ve never been before with this zucchini!
how to make fresh tomato marinara sauce
A simple, quick way to make tomato sauce is to:
- Core tomatoes.
- Grate them with a box grater on the largest grate size. Place the box grater in a bowl to do this so you catch the flesh and juice. Grate until you’re down to the skin and then simply discard skin.
- Add juice and tomato flesh to a pot. It may seem to have a lot of liquid but it will reduce down when it simmers.
- Add chopped, fresh herbs, chopped garlic cloves, and salt (don’t skimp on salt!).
- Bring to a boil and then simmer for about 20-30 minutes. Taste and add more seasoning if necessary.
Time it so that tomato sauce is ready to cook when the zucchini is because they take about the same time.
are zucchini fries keto?
They can be! I use almond flour-based crackers to keep the carb count low and fat higher. You can substitute the tapioca or arrowroot flour with coconut or almond flour to bring down the carbs even more.
other sides you’ll love:
- salad with apples and sweet sesame dressing
- loaded potatoes with bacon and avocado sauce
- crispy chickpeas with parmesan
- herb roasted sweet potato fries
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8 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories138
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 1.3g 6%
- Sugars .1g
- Protein 3.3g 7%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.