By Popular Demand – Zucchini Slice At It’s Vegetarian Best.

Posted on February 13, 2013

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It’s been ages since we shared a decent recipe here at the Mumchic HQ, but really what started out as a food and inspiration blog shouldn’t ever forget it’s roots so here we are back with a recipe that will knock your socks off! No really it will ;)

When it comes to food  preferences and eating habits , Fab Son 1 isn’t the most pickiest of eaters (takes after his mum ofcourse), Fab son 2 … sigh now he is another story altogether making cooking for him quite often a challenge. There was a time when he literally lived off nachos and cheese pizzas, thank goodness that phase is now over.  With school back on here in Australia, I am always looking to create fun, nutritious lunches for the Fab 2 to bring to school. One of the most popular recipes when you search for school lunchbox ideas is Zucchini Slice and when I came across a recipe titled “Best Zucchini Slice Ever”  recipe featured over at Fat Mum Slim , I knew I had to give it a go. Inspired by the recipe over at FMS ( as per link) , packed with nutrients, hugely popular with fussy eaters and delicious on all counts,  here is my take on Zucchini Slice and let me warn you, it is lethal.

Zucchini Slice At It’s Vegetarian Best

  • suitable for vegetarians
  • serves 4-6
  • lunchbox saviour
  • freezer friendly
  • fussy eater friendly
Herbs and Asian greens

Herbs and Asian greens

 

Ready to go in the overn

Ready to go in the overn

 

 

You will need :

  • 1/2 cup olive oil (little bit less is also okay)
  • 500g zucchini, finely grated
  • 1 cup baby spinach, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup corn kernels
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 125g grated parmesan cheese
  • 150g self-raising flour, sifted
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • salt to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped fine
  • 2 tbsp fresh coriander, chopped fine
  • 1/4 cup shallots, choped fine
  • dash of cayenne pepper(optional)
  • 5 cherry tomatoes, halved

What next?

  • Preheat oven to 180C. Grease and line a  25cm square tin with baking paper.
  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl except the cherry tomatoes – Use a fork to ensure no lumps are formed.
  • Pour into the prepared slice tin and smooth over.
  • Top with cherry tomato halves and a sprinkle of shredded tasty cheese- although the cheese isn’t necessary, it will give your slice a lovely golden crust
  • Bake for about 30 minutes until firm.
  • Cut into 8 lunch size serves or about 16 smaller serves.
  • Can be reheated in the oven before serving
  • Fully freezable, this slice can be stored as individual serves for emergency lunches or snacks.
Voila

Voila

I love how the recipe is very versatile and allows you to play with other delicious fillings like carrots, broccoli, chicken to name a few.Well there we have it, the lunchboxes came back empty today so I think we are on to something pretty special.  If you do attempt this recipe, please do stop by and leave us a comment. Do you have a favorite tried and tested recipe for Zucchini Slice? Share it in the comments section below.


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