In many parts of Texas, zucchini is a flourishing crop for gardeners this year. Zucchini garlic bites are a great and delicious way to utilize this produce item.
1 cup zucchini grated and well drained
1/3 cup breadcrumbs
1/2 cup reduced-fat parmesan cheese grated fine
1 clove garlic grated fine
2 tablespoons fresh chives chopped
1 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped
1 teaspoon fresh basil chopped
1 teaspoon fresh oregano chopped
1/4 teaspoon cumin powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and lightly grease a baking sheet.
2. Grate or shred zucchini into fine pieces. Pat dry zucchini with a paper towel or ring moisture out in a cheesecloth.
3. Combine all the ingredients in a medium bowl and mix well.
4. Form a tablespoon of the mixture into small round balls and place on the baking sheet.
5. Bake for 15-18 minutes.
Editor’s note: This story is provided by the Texas A&M AgriLife Dinner Tonight! program, which was developed to provide busy families with cooking tips and quick, healthy, cost effective recipes that taste great. For more recipes visit agrilifeextension. tamu.edu/solutions/dinner-tonight.