Lemon-Herb Zucchini Skewers with Spicy Dipping Sauce (Vegan & Gluten-Free)


Zucchinis and yellow squashes are highly versatile vegetables. They’re truly a staple of the season, which means there’s a good chance you’ve already worked through all your go-to squash recipes. If this is the case for you, then try these fancy-schmancy looking skewers. Spiraled squash makes for an aesthetically pleasing side dish, especially when it’s roasted to perfection and paired with a spicy tomato-pepper dipping sauce.

Lemon Herb Spiral Zucchini Skewers with Tomato-Pepper Dipping Sauce | Vitacost.com/Blog

Lemon Herb Spiral Zucchini Skewers with Tomato-Pepper Dipping Sauce | Vitacost.com/Blog
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Lemon-Herb Zucchini Skewers with Spicy Dipping Sauce (Vegan & Gluten-Free)

Servings 5
Calories 231 kcal


Zucchini spirals

Spicy dipping sauce


  1. Preheat oven 400 degrees. Line rimmed sheet pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Trim ends off zucchinis (or yellow squashes) and slice in half width wise.
  3. Insert skewer, lengthwise, through the center of each zucchini.
  4. Starting at one end of the zucchini, use a small knife positioned at a slight angle toward the opposite end. Turn zucchini while cutting through to the skewer, making a spiral, until the whole piece is sliced. Repeat with remaining zucchini. Transfer to clean sheet pan and set aside.
  5. In small bowl, mix to combine breadcrumbs, hemp seeds, nutritional yeast, salt, pepper, basil, garlic powder and lemon zest. Transfer picture to large platter of plate.
  6. Gently pull zucchini spirals apart slightly and spray liberally with oil spray to coat.
  7. Roll spirals into crumb mixture to coat, spooning some in between each spiral.
  8. Evenly separate coated spirals on sheet pan and lightly spray tops with more oil.
  9. Bake 15 minutes. Remove and carefully turn spirals over and continue baking for an additional 15 minutes. If spirals look a little dry, lightly coat with more oil for the last 15 minutes of baking.
  10. While spirals roast, prepare the drizzle sauce. In food processor or blender, puree tomato sauce, roasted peppers, harissa, olive oil and salt. Adjust seasonings as desired. Warm sauce before serving with hot zucchini spirals.

Recipe Notes

  • If entertaining multiple guests, avoid double dipping by serving the sauce in a recycled squeeze bottle for drizzling.
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Nutrition Facts
Lemon-Herb Zucchini Skewers with Spicy Dipping Sauce (Vegan & Gluten-Free)
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 231 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 963mg40%
Potassium 760mg22%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 696IU14%
Vitamin C 43mg52%
Calcium 77mg8%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Cathy Vogt

Cathy Vogt is a Health & Culinary Coach, focused on educating clients on how to adopt healthier eating & lifestyle habits. She is a professionally trained chef, Integrative Nutrition Coach and Eating Psychology Coach. Cathy’s first book; Cultivating Joy in the Kitchen, offers plant-forward recipes along with nourishment practices, empowering reader to change their thoughts regarding health and get cooking! Learn more about her work, recipes and resources at www.anaturalchef.com.