Garlic Zucchini Fries {Grain-Free}

by Jul 6, 2016Lunch0 comments

Garlic Zucchini Fries

Garlic Zucchini Fries are so delicious! These savory beauties are garlicky, salty, and tender with optional parmesan cheesy goodness. Plus they’re a wonderful, healthier alternative to regular fries.

It’s summertime and that means zucchini galore! 

There is always an abundance of zucchini during the summer. There are so many ways to use up this summer bounty. Zoodles, zucchini muffins, zucchini waffles, zucchini bread, zucchini cake, zucchini frittatas, zucchini soup, zucchini pancakes, zucchini fritters, zucchini cookies … you get the picture. 

People go crazy for zucchini when summer comes around. Do you love zucchini as much as everyone else? I love it for so many reasons. 

Zucchini is so easy to prepare. That’s one of the reasons I love it so much. It can be sautéed in minutes for a quick weeknight veggie. It’s great thrown into casseroles, soups, pasta, meatloaf, and so much more. 

Then there’s zucchini fries … oh my goodness they are so yummy and addictive. The best part … they’re so easy to make! It’s almost not even a recipe because it’s so simple.

All you have to do is grab a bunch of zucchini from the market or your backyard if you’re lucky enough to have them growing. Cut them up into “fries”, mix them around with some melted healthy fat of choice, Celtic sea salt and some garlic powder. So easy! 

You can stop there … or if you can eat dairy, I highly recommend sprinkling some finely grated parmesan all over the zucchini fries. It’s so good! 

Garlic Zucchini Fries

Then pop those healthy fries into the oven and bake them until they’re just perfect and light golden brown around the edges. 

My family goes crazy for these delectable garlic zucchini fries! They disappear so fast, I always end up wishing I had made more.  

Garlic Zucchini Fries 

by Emily @ Recipes to Nourish

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  • 5 small zucchini 
  • 2 tablespoons melted ghee, grass-fed butter or avocado oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder 
  • 1 teaspoon Celtic sea salt 
  • 1/3 cup finely grated parmesan cheese – optional, omit for dairy free


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line baking sheet with unbleached parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Remove ends from zucchini and slice in half lengthwise. Slice in half again widthwise. Then slice into fourths lengthwise creating thin “fries”. 
  3. In a shallow dish, toss zucchini fries with melted ghee/butter or avocado oil, garlic powder and sea salt. Use clean hands to mix around and evenly coat. 
  4. Line zucchini fries on prepared baking sheet, flesh side facing up. Sprinkle and evenly distribute parmesan over the tops of the zucchini fries.    
  5. Place in oven and lower heat to 350 degrees F. Bake for 25-35 minutes or until parmesan is light golden brown and zucchini fries are cooked through and start to have light golden brown edges. 


  • Yield: 4-6 servings. 
  • Recipe can easily be doubled, but you might need to spread it out on two baking sheets. 

Eat Well & THIRVE!

Garlic Zucchini Fries

Emily | Recipes to NourishEmily Sunwell-Vidaurri, founder and author of Recipes to Nourish, is a holistic-minded, proud homebirth mommy of two amazing daughters. She can frequently be found in the kitchen cooking from scratch with her husband, spending time with her girls and daydreaming about being an urban homesteader. She is passionate about nourishing REAL food, home cooked meals, holistic health, “green” living + essential oils. She drinks herbal tea infusions, craves kombucha and loves chocolate + homemade ice cream. Emily blogs at Recipes to Nourish, a gluten-free blog focusing on Real Food + Holistic Health. You can follow along and find her on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter and Periscope @Recipes2Nourish + grab her free eBook, “Holistic Tips to Keep Your Family Healthy.” 


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