A new approach to traditional taco shells using zucchini. All that is needed is a few ingredients and you’ll be sure to impress your family and friends. Full of flavor and can be ready including bake time in around 35 minutes.
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- 4 Zucchini
- 2 Green Onions
- 2 Whole Eggs
- Parmesan Cheese
- Fajita Seasoning (homemade recipe below)
Zucchini taco shells are likely new to most food fans, which is great because you just landed on something truly cool and tasty you'll love. Honestly more flavorfully than other taco shells and they won't break on you.
First, take 4 Zucchini's and grate them with a box grater or using a food processor attachment, then into a bowl.
Next, squeeze as much of the water out of the zucchini with a dishtowel as possible (a very important step) Layout a kitchen towel and place the zucchini in the middle. Then pull together the kitchen towel corners. Squeeze the zucchini water out into a bowl.
The better a job you do removing the water the crispier the zucchini taco shells will end up
Next, grate the parmesan cheese - 1 cup (you could add a little bit more if you like) The Parmesan cheese along with the eggs acts like a binder/glue which holds the baked zucchini taco shells together
Add 2 eggs beaten to the grated zucchini
(I like mixing the Fajita Seasoning with the beaten eggs for better incorporation)
Slice 2 green onions or scallions
(Use a cross-cut by cutting the green onions into coins. Making the cuts thin, but please do not just chop away or the presentation could end up a little bit too busy)
Add fajita season and salt to the bowl – one tablespoon fajita | two teaspoons salt
🧂 Fajita Seasoning Recipe
Recipe Makes Extra (For the recipe only, you can cut the recipe by ⅔rd)
1 Tablespoon ANCHO CHILE
1 Tablespoon PAPRIKA
2 Teaspoon GARLIC POWDER
2 Teaspoon ONION POWDER
2 Teaspoon CUMIN
1 Teaspoon OREGANO
1 Teaspoon BLACK PEPPER
Combine all ingredients (stir carefully, trying not to break or tear the zucchini)
Next shape your taco shells on a cookie sheet with w/parchment paper
Bake a 450 for 20 minutes or till the taco shells start to brown around the edges
The baked Zucchini taco shells / tortillas
Beautifully Golden & Extremely Tasty!
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Zucchini Taco Shells Recipe
- 4 Zucchini / Grated
- 1 cup Parmesan Cheese / Grated
- 2 whole Eggs / Beaten
- 2 Green Onions /or Scallions / Sliced into coins - Thin
Fajita Seasoning Recipe
- 1 T Ancho Chile Powder
- 1 T Paprika
- 2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 2 teaspoon Onion Powder
- 2 teaspoon Cumin
- 1 teaspoon Oregano
- 1 teaspoon Black Pepper
- First, take 4 Zucchini and grate them with a box grater, or using a food processor attachment then straight onto a bowl.
- Take a large kitchen towel and squeeze out most of the water in the zucchini. This is key to remove as much natural zucchini water as possible. Take your time and remove as much as you can. Watch the video for the perfect technique to remove the water below.
- Next, 1 cup of Parmesan Cheese, grated
- Beat 2 Large Eggs together well (I like adding the fajita seasoning straight into the beaten eggs for even incorporation of the fajita seasoning.
- Green Onions or/Scallions - thin chop on the bias (bias meaning diagonally cut)
- Add fajita seasoning and salt to the bowl - one tablespoon Fajita. Ok to be on the plus side.Add Salt, please use kosher salt or sea salt as table salt is crazy salty. I never suggest using it. One of our readers suggested using ½ teaspoon of salt. My suggestion is closer to 2 teaspoons. Please make the fajita season then take a taste without the salt. Then add the salt to taste.
- Combine all ingredients (Stir carefully not to break up the Zucchini)
- Portion out your taco shells on a cookie sheet w/ parchment paper
- Bake at 450 for 20 minutes or till tacos start to brown around the edges
- The shape you make the taco shells on the cookie sheet will be the same size after baking.
- For best results, use the freshly grated zucchini following the grating to ensure good texture.
- Removing the water by squeezing the zucchini, it's ok to get the job done with breaks in between. Just give it your best effort to remove as much water as you can.
- Zucchini taco shells can be rewarmed and used twice. Reheat using the oven, but at a lower temperature of 325.
- The parmesan cheese and eggs are the binder ingredient. Both are required.
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