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All Recipes, Tapas / April 1, 2022

CRISPY Zucchini Rounds | Easy & Healthy No Fuss Recipe

These Crispy Zucchini Rounds are seriously one of the best ways to enjoy zucchini. We´re talking a big punch of flavors, super easy to make and made with the simplest ingredients. But the best part? The zucchini is nice & firm with absolutely no mush.

Crispy Zucchini Rounds
The secret to giving zucchini that incredible firm texture, is to salt the slices of zucchini and then resting them for 30 minutes. This will extract all the water out of the zucchini, that way when you cook it, it doesn’t get mushy.

Crispy Zucchini Rounds
What gives these zucchini rounds that incredible crispy texture is the bread crumbs. You can easily make this recipe gluten free by using gluten free bread crumbs. I also added a splash of EVOO to help crisp up the zucchini.

Crispy Zucchini Rounds

TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: Important to use a medium heat when cooking the zucchini rounds. That way the bread crumbs don´t brown to quickly and the zucchini fully cooks through.

Crispy Zucchini Rounds

Key Ingredients & Cookware I used in this Recipe:

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Watch the Video Below on How to Make these Crispy Zucchini Rounds

Crispy Zucchini Rounds

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 163 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 2 zucchini
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 30 ml
  • 3/4 cup plain bread crumbs 90 grams
  • 1/2 tbsp garlic powder 2.37 grams
  • 1/2 tbsp dried oregano 1.52 grams
  • pinch sea salt
  • dash black pepper


  1. Wash & pat dry the zucchini, then cut each one into rounds that are 1 cm thick which is a little over a 1/4 inch thick

  2. Place the slices of zucchini over a wire rack with paper towels underneath, all in a single layer, season with sea salt on both sides and let them sit for 30 minutes, this will help remove the excess water from the zucchini so it does not get mushy when cooked

  3. After 30 minutes transfer the slices of zucchini over a dishcloth, once again in a single layer, gently pat dry and then season with black pepper just on one side

  4. Add in 3/4 cup bread crumbs into a shallow bowl, along with 1/2 tbsp garlic powder, 1/2 tbsp dried oregano and 1/4 tsp sea salt, mix together

  5. Heat a large nonstick fry pan with a medium heat

  6. While the pan is heating, coat each slice of zucchini in the bread crumb mixture, making sure each slice is evenly coated all around

  7. Once the pan is hot, add in 1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil and immediately add in the coated slices of zucchini, all in a single layer (cook in batches), after 2 1/2 to 3 minutes flip the slices of zucchini to cook the other side, after another 2 1/2 to 3 minutes remove the slices of zucchini and transfer into a wirerack, cook the next batch in the same way

  8. Once all the slices of zucchini are done, transfer them into a serving dish and serve at once, enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Crispy Zucchini Rounds
Amount Per Serving
Calories 163 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Sodium 157mg7%
Potassium 315mg9%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 207IU4%
Vitamin C 18mg22%
Calcium 64mg6%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  3. Ramya

    cant wait to make this soon for me i never had crispy zucchini rounds before i love zucchini sooooooooooooooooo much perfect for my after office snacks love your recipes as always brightens up my day everyday after work

    01 . Apr . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      Thanks for the comment Ramya!! Much love 🙂

      02 . Apr . 2022

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