Zucchini Slice
Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 45 mins
Serves: 6
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Packed with vegetables and great served hot or cold, this simple slice will surprise you.
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Ingredients

  • 5 eggs
  • pepper
  • 1 large zucchini, grated
  • 400 g carrot, sweet potato or pumpkin, peeled and grated
  • 1 1/2 cups canned corn kernels or frozen peas, drained
  • 1 medium brown onion, peeled and diced
  • 2 tsp dried mixed herbs
  • 3/4 cup wholemeal self-raising flour
  • 1 cup reduced-fat cheddar cheese, grated
  • olive or canola oil spray
  • 3 large tomatoes, sliced, optional
  • green side salad, to serve

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C (180ºC fan forced).
  2. Whisk eggs in a medium jug, season with black pepper and set aside.
  3. Squeeze grated vegetables to remove some of the excess moisture.
  4. In a large bowl combine all ingredients except tomato. Add eggs and stir mixture until well combined.
  5. Spray a large baking dish with oil. Pour in zucchini mix and flatten with a spoon. Cover with tomato slices arranged in a single layer.
  6. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until firm and golden brown.
  7. Rest in the pan for 10 minutes before dividing into 6 pieces and cutting into slices. Serve with a green side salad.

Variation: Substitute other vegetables including baby spinach, cherry tomatoes, broccoli florets, chopped asparagus or mushrooms, grated parsnip or potato and add fresh parsley, basil or dill.
Serving Suggestion: Serve hot or cold, as a healthy favourite for toddlers, children and adults alike. Great to take on a picnic, served as a finger food cut into small squares.

Healthy tip!

Try mustard instead of mayonnaise to add extra flavour to your salads and sandwiches.

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Nutrition Information

per serving per 100g
Energy 1220 kJ 353 kJ
Protein 19 g 6 g
Fat, total 9 g 3 g
— saturated 4 g 1 g
Carbohydrate 29 g 8 g
— sugars 10 g 3 g
Sodium 450 mg 130 mg
Fibre 7 g 2 g

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Comments (17)

  • LiveLighter

    Hi Martha, thanks so much for pointing this out. I've added an extra step to squeeze out some of the excess moisture from the grated vegetables so the end product is less soggy. Thanks, Gael (LiveLighter dietitian)
    LiveLighter
    Posted on: 24 May 21

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    I found mine is a bit wet, should i squeezed out the vegs ? I only squeezed the zucchini. But overall still very yummy and healthy. I like it
    Martha G
    Posted on: 17 May 21

  • LiveLighter

    Hi Tracey, that's an impressive crop of zucchinis! We have used 300g as the size of a large zucchini in our recipe, which would be only one quarter of your smallest homegrown zucchinis. If you end up putting in a bit more please let us know how it goes :) Thanks, Gael
    LiveLighter
    Posted on: 25 Feb 21

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    How big is a 'large zucchini' because the one i have 1.2 kg and I got the smallest one they had. (Homegrown)
    Tracey Brown
    Posted on: 24 Feb 21

  • LiveLighter

    Hi Chris, great question! Not including the side salad but with the optional sliced tomatoes, one serving of the zucchini slice provides 2.4 serves of vegetables. This is almost half of your daily requirement, so having 2 servings of the slice would get you pretty close to your daily recommended intake of vegetables. Thanks, Gael (LiveLighter Dietitian)
    LiveLighter
    Posted on: 18 Nov 20

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