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Zucchini and Cashew Nut Bites: Healthy Vegetable Snack

These Zucchini and Cashew Nut Bites is the ultimate healthy snack for everyone, and I mean it with all my heart.

Healthy Zucchini and Cashew Nut Bites.

These zucchini and cashew nut bites are the ultimate healthy snack for everyone, and I mean it with all my heart. My kids, husband, and I were sold on this snack for the very first time we tried this. Here’s a little background story to this yummy deliciousness, My kids use to love zucchini fritters until they got tired of it. And I decided to get a little creative, and I made these yummy bites that are between chicken nuggets and zucchini fritters. They called this “chicken nuggets” after they tasted it the very first. Between I and them, it is chicken nuggets, even after the 5th time! The cashews add enough texture to make these meaty, so I don’t blame the kids for thinking that these zucchini bits are indeed chicken nuggets. 😂

Healthy zucchini oatmeal bites with some toasted cashew nuts, eggs, and all-purpose seasoning. My kids, husband, and I were sold on this snack for the very first time we tried this.

The Best Zucchini and Cashew Nut Bites.

These are not Zucchini fritters but can also fit in that shoe, while also serving as chicken nuggets. Uniquely, these healthy vegetable snacks are insanely delicious and satisfying, these bites are flavorful and finger-licking good,… Click To Tweet

The Best Zucchini and Cashew Nut Bites. Like I mentioned earlier, these are not Zucchini fritters but can also fit in that shoe, while also serving as "chicken nuggets." Uniquely these vegetable snacks are insanely delicious and satisfying, these bites are flavorful and finger-licking good, and you may need to double this recipe to make more!

Spice Makes Life Better.

One of the things I know that enhances the taste and flavor of any given food is a spice. In the previous month, I discovered Spice Tribe and their array of beautiful spices, and I will love for you to experience the spices from Spice Tribe as well. As a rule, I promise only to share the products that I genuinely like and use. While we continue to eat healthier, it is essential to make our foods flavorful and yummy. I used only a teaspoon of the all-Purpose Chile Blend, and it catapulted the flavor of these zucchini and cashew nut bites to another level.

The ingredients for making this vegetable snack is not far fetched - fresh Zucchini, toasted cashew nuts, almond flour, oats flour, an egg, onion and garlic powder and finally the spice tribe all-purpose seasoning Chile Blend
Oats flour is missing from this photo… had to blend the oats afterwards

Making Zucchini and Cashew Nut Bites.

Step 1: Wash and shred the Zucchinis.

Shredded Zucchini for making Zucchini "chicken" nuggets

Step 2: Process all the ingredients to get a paste-like mixture. Then mold into bits, and fry; use your preferred oil to fry. First photo shows all ingredients in the food processor. The next photo is after the process. ⤵️

Step 2: Process all the ingredients to get a paste-like mixture. Then mold into bits, and fry. Use your preferred oil to fry.

If you are ready let’s make some yummy zucchini cashew nut bites!

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These Zucchini and Cashew Nut Bites is the ultimate healthy snack for everyone, and I mean it with all my heart.

Zucchini and Cashew Nut Bites: Healthy Vegetable Snack


  • Author: Nkechi Ajaeroh, MPH
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2 - 4 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

If you are looking for a healthy, nutritious, delicious, and kid-friendly vegetable snack, then this Zucchini and Cashew Nut Bites will make you happy. This snack would suit your craving for zucchini fritters and chicken nuggets, and it is absolutely perfect for every family member!


Scale

Ingredients

2 small/medium size zucchinis

1/2 cup of oats flour (I blended some old-fashioned oats and used it)

1/4 almond flour

1/3 cup of toasted cashew nuts

2 teaspoons onions powder

1/2 teaspoons garlic powder

1 teaspoon salt

Pepper to taste

1 teaspoon California Love Spice Tribe all-purpose Chile blend

1 egg

Vegetable oil (to fry the bites; I used peanut oil)

Ingredients for Greek Yogurt Dip/Sauce:

2 tablespoons Plain Greek Yogurt

2 tablespoons Light Sour Cream

2 teaspoons honey (or little more according to your taste)

Juice from 1/2 a lemon

Salt and pepper to taste


Instructions

  1. Shred zucchini with a box shredder, and add to a bowl.
  2. Add salt to zucchini and allow it to sit for about 10 minutes or a little more; this way, the zucchini wilts, and excess moisture is removed from it.
  3. Then use your clean hands to squeeze all the water/moisture from the zucchini. Throw away the water.
  4. In a food processor, add the cashew nuts; process roughly. These cashews would end up giving these bites a meaty texture, so do not process to become very smooth or ground.
  5. While the cashews are in the food processor, add zucchini, oats flour, almond flour, egg, California love seasoning, pepper, garlic, and onions powder. Then gently process to combine. This paste should appear a bit soft but moldable.
  6. Set a clean pan on the stove, and add frying oil. Allow to heat up but do not overheat.
  7. Use a teaspoon measure to scoop dough/paste and use your clean hands to form it into a small ball. The shape won’t be perfect but will be ok in the oil.
  8. Drop one bite into the hot oil to see if it is hot enough. Fry until it turns golden (or light brown) and a little crunchy, keep eyes on these as they can quickly burn.
  9. Fry all the bites and serve with Greek yogurt sauce. You may likely not need the sauce, this is just a pick and go kind of snack.

 

Instructions for the Greek Yogurt Dip/Sauce

  1. Add all the ingredients into a small clean bowl
  2. Use a fork to mix
  3. Taste and adjust flavors, enjoy!

Notes

I partnered with Spice Tribe to create this recipe, so it is also available on their website.

The calorie calculation does not include the dip. Most times, we eat these without any dip or sauce.

I usually fry with peanut oil but can fry with your best frying oil.

The video tutorial just above this note will show you exactly how to make this Zucchini and cashew nut bites!

  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Gluten free snack, Healthy Snack recipe, vegetable snack , Zucchini snack, Vegetarian snack, Zucchini, Zucchini recipe, Fried Zucchini bites, Zucchini fritters, Zucchini nuggets,

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Healthy and Delicious Zucchini and Cashew Nut Bites. This is the hands-down the best zucchini snack recipe, made with some toasted cashew nuts, oatmeal flour, almond flour, egg, and fried in peanut oil. These bites or balls (whatever you choose to call them) are perfect for every member of the family! You can serve these as an appetizer!

Stay well and safe.

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Nkechi Ajaeroh, MPH

Hi, I'm Nkechi "Kechi" Ajaeroh, a Public Health professional turned Inspirational author slash exceptional home cook. A 2x International Best Selling Author of Elevate Your Life with the Power of Positive Perception and Gratefully Growing. African, (specifically, Nigerian) Food Enthusiast, watermelon connoisseur, on my to finessing my fitness. This blog is all about loving food, living life, practicing gratitude, and inspiring you to use your wings. Join the journey.

6 Comments
  1. Wow Kechi!!! These zucchini bites look yummy and yes they’re a perfect replacement for chicken nuggets, and much healthier. I’m sure my son will love it! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Made this recipe tonight and turned the mixture into patties for sandwiches. Love how simple, delicious, and versatile this recipe is! Definitely adding this to my regular meal/meatless meal rotation 🙂

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