Bang Bang Zucchini

Crunchy baked pieces of zucchini are drizzled with bang bang sauce for a delicious and easy meal.

Yes, I’m still obsessed with bang bang sauce. As far as I can tell, this sauce goes with just about everything. I love it with cauliflower, pasta, etc. My latest version is with zucchini.

Think bite-sized baked zucchini fries drizzled with this savory, sweet and spicy sauce. Zucchini pieces are coated in panko crumbs and baked until crispy. I love the contrast of the crunchy outer coating and soft cooked zucchini. I also love that the zucchini skin maintains its beautiful green color while cooking.

A few people have been asking me what sweet chili sauce I use for my bang bang sauce. I finally remembered to take a photo!

I think any brand should work, but just make sure it’s the smooth uniform sauce rather than the one that has the seeds in it.

If you love bang bang sauce, check out my bang bang pasta, bang bang cauliflower, bang bang zucchini noodles, and bang bang chicken.

Bang Bang Zucchini

Ingredients:

  • 2 small zucchini, cut into bite-sized pieces (approximately 1-inch rectangles)
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs (Kikkoman brand preferred for even baking)
  • 2 large eggs, whisked

bang bang sauce

  • 2 tbsp sweet chili sauce (I bought mine from an Asian grocery store. Make sure to buy the kind that is just a smooth sauce without chili seeds)
  • 1-2 tsp hot sauce (I used sriracha)
  • 1/4 cup light/low fat mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp honey

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 400F. Dip zucchini pieces in egg and then roll in panko  a few times until fully coated and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. 

2. Bake for about 15 minutes or until coating is a dark golden brown and crunchy. 

3. While cauliflower is cooking, make the bang bang sauce. Add all ingredients into a small bowl and whisk until uniform and no mayonnaise lumps remain. Drizzle over finished zucchini.

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2 comments on “Bang Bang Zucchini”

  1. I can’t wait to try these! A great meatless alternative! 

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