Can veggies get any yummier with a healthy breading and fun dipping sauce?! These wedges are easy (i.e. no breading them one at a time) and a delicious way to get in some green veggies. The sauce seals the deal, so don’t skip it! These can be made in the oven, but are extra delicious in the airfryer. An awesome add on to any meal, or appetizer for a party. Can also be frozen and saved for later!
Zucchini Spears with Chipotle Sauce
- 3 medium zucchini
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup tapioca or arrowroot flour
- 1/2 cup almond flour see notes for subsitute
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 cup mayo*
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder*
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 cup ketchup*
Cut off ends of zucchini and then cut into wedges. I do this by cutting it into half width-wise and then length-wise, then cutting each quarter created into 3 thick wedges. But you do you!
Place all cut wedges into a bowl. Add tapioca flour and toss to coat.
Crack and whisk an egg into a small bowl. Then add whisked egg to flour coated wedges and stir till all are coated.
Sprinkle egg coated wedges with almond flour and spices, then gently stir one more time until all are coated.
AIRFRYER - I had the best results cooking these in a single layer with parchment lining the bottom of the basket. I don't use parchment often in airfrying, but this prevented the batter from obnoxiously sticking to the basket. Airfry at 325 for 15 minutes, flipping halfway. You will probably need to do this in 2-3 batches.
OVEN - These also work really well in the oven and it's a great way to do them all at once. Preheat oven to 425. Line a large baking sheet with parchment and place coated wedges in a single layer on the parchment. Cook for 30 minutes, flipping halfway.
While wedges are cooking, combine all chipotle sauce ingredients in a small bow. Chill until ready to serve.
Extra wedges can be frozen in a single layer (then stored in a sealed container) for 3+ months. Reheat in the airfryer at 350 for 5 minutes or until heated through. Or, reheat in the oven at 425 for 12 minutes or until heated through. Sauce is good in the fridge for 2-3 weeks.
SUBSTITUTIONS: Almond flour can be replaced with coconut flakes finely ground in a blender or food processor. Chipotle chili powder can be replace with regular chili powder for a milder sauce.
IF ON WHOLE30 - Make sure the mayo and ketchup you use in the sauce is compliant. I use my 5-minute Homemade Mayo recipe here or you can buy like Primal Kitchen brand.