Vegan Zucchini Chips

Vegan Zucchini Chips

The Spruce / Loren Runion

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 25 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
107 Calories
2g Fat
19g Carbs
5g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 107
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 257mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 14mg 71%
Calcium 86mg 7%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 361mg 8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Vegan zucchini chips make a delicious snack or side dish. Free of eggs or dairy-based ingredients, these chips are perfect for vegans and vegetarians, take very little time to make, and are packed with flavor. Forget about artificially flavored veggie chips or packaged chips filled with preservatives and hydrogenated oils. For our delicious zucchini chips, you simply need some dried herbs, vegan breadcrumbs, and a plant-based milk beverage. Serve with a vegan dip, hummus, or ranch dressing, or as an accompaniment to vegan wraps, sandwiches, burgers, tofu steaks, or tempeh dishes. Or enjoy them on their own!

Zucchinis are a delicious ingredient. Thought of as a vegetable, zucchinis are actually a fruit, from the same family as cucumbers. Its mildly sweet flavor makes it a great blank canvas to work with as it can take the flavor of the seasonings you're working with. Zucchinis caramelize well and are tasty when stewed, baked, grilled, or fried. Great on sweet bakes like quick breads, cakes, or muffins because they add moisture and texture, zucchinis can help create bulk in soups and casseroles when you have to feed many, adding very few calories. A large zucchini, approximately 320 grams in weight, has just 55 calories and 1 gram of fat, but 57.8 grams of vitamin C, or 64 percent of the recommended daily intake of the vitamin.

For our recipe, you can use any type of zucchinis, but we recommend black beauty, dunja, gadzukes, or cocozelle. Use any kind of breadcrumbs or, for a lighter crust, use panko breadcrumbs instead. These breaded zucchini chips can be either baked in the oven or lightly pan-fried in a bit of oil—it's up to you. A pinch of seasoned salt is a great touch to add to the chips. Use your favorite spice blend, or for a fun twist use a different salt like pink Himalayan or truffle salt. Vegan parmesan is a great addition on top as well.

Ingredients

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Vegan Zucchini Chips ingredients

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  2. Pre heat oven to 475 F and lightly grease a baking sheet with olive oil or non-stick cooking spray.

    greased baking sheet

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  3. In a large bowl, combine breadcrumbs, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, and seasoned salt.

    breadcrumbs, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, and seasoned salt in a bowl

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  4. Dip each slice of zucchini into the soy milk, then gently dredge each slice well with the seasoned breadcrumb mix, pressing gently to coat on both sides.

    zucchini piece dipped into breadcrumbs

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  5. Arrange the breaded zucchini slices in a single layer on the baking sheet.

    breaded zucchini pieces on a greased baking sheet

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  6. Bake for 5 to 10 minutes, or until lightly crisped.

    baked breaded zucchini pieces on a baking sheet

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  7. Turn the zucchini chips over, and bake for another 5 minutes. Serve immediately.

    Vegan Zucchini Chips on a baking sheet

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Pan-Fried Vegan Zucchini Chips

If you prefer, you can also pan-fry these little zucchini chips, although this technique requires more oil:

  • Heat up a large skillet over medium high heat.
  • Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil and swirl to coat the skillet.
  • Add the breaded zucchini slices and fry for about 4 to 5 minutes per side until nicely brown.
  • Work in batches if needed to avoid overcrowding the pan, using more oil as needed.
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  1. United States Department of Agriculture. FoodData Central. "Zucchini." April 1st, 2019.