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Baked Zucchini Sticks

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For Cleanse and Gut

This simple recipe shows how even the healthiest of vegetables can be made into a delicious comfort food. Ideal for a snack or as a side dish, these zucchini sticks are a perfect choice for when you want something easy, tasty and nutritious.

Serves: 3-4 as a snack

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes

 Ingredients

2-3 large zucchini and/or summer squash (we used one of each here)

¼ cup olive oil

2 tablespoons dried thyme

½ cup walnuts

1 tablespoon nutritional yeast

sea salt, to taste

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350°F

Place the walnuts onto a baking sheet then roast, stirring occasionally for 7-8 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove from the oven, then let cool.

In a food processor, mix the roasted walnuts, nutritional yeast, thyme, and sea salt until broken down to resemble parmesan cheese.
Place this mixture in a smaller bowl and set aside.

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Depending on the size and shape of the zucchini, cut in half lengthwise or cut into ½-¾ inch thick slices lengthwise, then cut each strip in half. They should look like dill pickle spears.

Arrange on a lightly oiled baking sheet. You could also line the sheet with parchment paper.

Sprinkle the tops of the zucchini spears with the walnut mixture. Place in the oven and bake until the crumbs are golden brown and the zucchini are nice and tender.

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Enjoy as a snack or serve alongside another dish of your choice for a meal.

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Recipe by Frank Giglio
Photography by Jenny Nelson

Topics: Clean Eats

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