This is a delicious blend of spicy and sweet that will please the palate while also pleasing your waistline (and your wife).



Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Marinara Dipping Sauce:

Zucchini chips:


  • Combine avocado, red bell pepper, and hot sauce in a blender; blend to a semi-chunky consistency.

  • Pour avocado mixture into a saucepan set over medium heat. Stir in tomato sauce, 1 tablespoon at a time, until dipping sauce reaches desired consistency. Cook until thickened and heated through, 5 to 10 minutes.

  • Whisk egg whites, buttermilk, and Italian dressing together in a bowl.

  • Combine crackers, pecans, coconut, paprika, chili powder, coriander, black pepper, dried onion, salt, cumin, and garlic powder in a food processor; pulse into fine crumbs. Pour into a shallow bowl.

  • Dip zucchini slices in the egg mixture; coat each side with cracker mixture.

  • Heat grapeseed oil in a deep skillet over medium-high heat. Cook breaded zucchini slices in batches until golden brown, 1 to 3 minutes per side. Serve with the tomato dipping sauce alongside.

Nutrition Facts

684 calories; 52.8 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 2040 mg sodium. 48.3 g carbohydrates; 12.8 g protein; Full Nutrition