Light South-East Asian Zucchini Bake
90 mins (prep 30, cooking 60)
13 ingredients
4-6 servings
Like a souffle, but far more casual. Easy to make, ideal as side dish, also for vegetarians and diabetics. Don't leave out the grated orange zest, as it gives the dish a piquant little extra! Ideal with grilled meats and salads. See additional notes at bottom of recipe. Prep time is faster than given, because my processor broke and I had to grate by hand. The dish is gently spiced so the zucchini character still comes through. Created for "Dining on a Dollar", July 2011.

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  • 1 lb zucchini, coarsely grated (weighed after cleaning, about 4 x 6-inch large baby zucchini)
  • 1 onion, red, large, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 tablespoon green curry paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger, ground
  • 2 teaspoons cumin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest, grated coarsely (be generous, and make it a spoon and a half)
  • 6 tablespoons breadcrumbs, dried (panko, or use tblsps fresh crumbs)
  • 1 teaspoon salt (more if using sea salt flakes)
  • 3 eggs, separated


Serving Size (147.69 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 186.26 Calories from Fat 86.22
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9.58g 58.92%
Saturated Fat 1.26g 25.12%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 751.34mg 125.22%
Total Carbohydrate 20.63g 27.51%
Dietary Fiber 2.51 g 40.15%
Sugars 1.44 g %
Protein 6.48g 51.83%
Vitamin A 586.96IU% Vitamin C 38.87mg%
Calcium 87.76mg% Iron 3.61mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
green curry paste, orange zest