This is a simple and delicious meal that is so easy to whip up – and I bet you have had it before. Zucchini pie, tart or slice call it what you wish, it is a homemade classic that has been circulating for years. Here is a ‘healthy’ recipe alternative for the dairy and gluten intolerant and even options for the paleo inclined.
ZUCCHINI SLICE – SF, GF, PALEO
1-2 medium zucchinis
1 medium sweet potato
2 tomatoes (topping)
1 brown large onion
8 jumbo eggs
1 cup diced bacon or ham (left over Christmas ham works a gem)
1 cup almond meal (or any other flour alternative – I use spelt or buckwheat flour and it’s divine)
2/3 cup olive oil
1 tsp ground cumin
salt and pepper
handful of pepitas or pine nuts (or both)
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese (can omit for paleo diets)
Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Line a large baking dish with baking paper. Grate the zucchinis and sweet potato. Place in a large bowl. Add the diced bacon/ham, finely diced onion and grated cheese.
In your food processor crack the eggs, add the oil and process until light and fluffy. Pour into bowl and mix through. Add the flour/meal, cumin, pepper and salt and stir with a wooden spoon until combined.
Pour mixture into lined baking dish. Top with sliced tomato and sprinkle with pepitas. Bake for 45 minutes or until skewer comes out clean.