Bang Bang Zucchini

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

close-up photo of Bang Bang Zucchini
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.
overhead photo of Bang Bang 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!
photo of a bottle of sweet chili sauce
(Update! I no longer have been able to find this sauce, but I’ve since tried quite a few other brands and they work just as well.)
close-up photo of a piece of bang bang zucchini

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

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 2
Crunchy baked zucchini pieces are drizzled with bang bang sauce.

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 Asian grocery stores
  • 1-2 tsp hot sauce I used sriracha
  • 1/4 cup light/low fat mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp honey

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. 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 zucchini 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.

Notes:

  • Nutrition estimate includes light mayonnaise.
Nutrition Facts
Bang Bang Zucchini
Amount Per Serving (0.5 of recipes)
Calories 345 Calories from Fat 107
% Daily Value*
Fat 11.9g18%
Saturated Fat 2.7g17%
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 3.3g
Cholesterol 190.8mg64%
Sodium 571.4mg25%
Carbohydrates 40.4g13%
Fiber 1.3g5%
Sugar 18.5g21%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 350IU7%
Vitamin C 33.8mg41%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 1.4mg8%
Net Carbs 39g78%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.

Related Recipes

Crispy Baked Bang Bang Shrimpcrispy-baked-bang-bang-shrimp-5

Skinny Bang Bang Zucchini Noodles Meal Prepbang-bang-zucchini-noodles-meal-prep-10

Bang Bang Cauliflowerbang-bang-cauliflower-5

Bang Bang Baked Zucchini

8 comments on “Bang Bang Zucchini”

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

  2. Small correction on step 3, it states cauliflower not zuchinni. Cheers!

  3. Great!  I am  looking for a  vegetarian  appetizers, this will help me. 

  4. I am looking for gluten free panko, any suggestions?
    Also, I have one of the Gotham Steel baking baskets.   I believe this would bake these beautifully in my convection oven.
    I bet this recipe would work for most vegetables also, i.e. cauliflower/broccoli/yellow squash/green beans.  

    • I know there are several gluten free panko crumb options out there but I haven’t tested them out so I don’t have any recommendations, sorry!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *