Zucchini Coins

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This will not be a real recipe. It’s getting warmer and warmer here, which makes people prefer more fresh and light foods. In Winter we need warm soups with various ingredients while we don’t want to have that heavy dishes in Summer. Salads and fresh beverages are in favor in hot days. Besides salads, we also love to have breakfast in the early evening in Summer. Breakfast isn’t the name of meal here. If you have sliced tomatoes, cucumbers and green peppers, black and green olives, cheese and tea on your table, it’s called breakfast. So not the time, but the foods on your table identify this name. It’s possible to enrich your breakfast table with egg salad, potato salad, grilled or fried vegetables.

Zucchini is more preferable for us to fry as it absorbs less oil. So I just wanted to give you an idea of Summer dish in this post. You know there is no difficulty in frying vegetables, so I will not give any ingredients with exact measurements. I generally fry 2 middle sized zucchinis for hubby and me. I chop zucchinis in circles, heat vegetable oil in a large pot, sprinkle a little salt on zucchini coins just before throwing them into hot oil. If you sprinkle salt earlier, it may become watery. So if your pot is not big enough to fry all zucchini coins at a time, add salt on just the pile of coins you are going to fry. And repeat it for each pile until all coins finish. Zucchini is the quickest vegetable to fry, so don’t overfry them. They will be fried in a few minutes. Take them on a paper towel to leave the excessive oil on it.

Fried zucchini might sound heavy for Summer days, but when you have it with a yogurt dressing, it becomes a fresh and more appealing dish for your breakfast table.

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Ingredients for yogurt dressing
–    1 cup yogurt
–    3 cloves garlic, mashed
–    A pinch of salt
If you use strained(Greek) yogurt, it’s better. Then mix it with little water to make the dressing easier.
Mix them all. And serve zucchini coins with this sauce. Sprinkle red pepper flakes as a final touch and enjoy it!

We always have it with cheese, sliced tomatoes, cucumbers, green peppers and herbs like parsley, fresh mint, fresh basil or dill. We always squeeze lemon on these herbs. And if we have a pot of newly brewed black tea besides these, we are the happiest couple!


  1. says

    It’s crazy to think that summer is just around the corner and the nice thing about it means the summer fruits and veggies are just around the corner. Yippy!!

  2. says

    I love the yogurt dressing on the zucchini. I’m bookmarking this recipe for when zucchini is in season here — I’m always looking for new delicious ways to use it! :)

  3. says

    I thought it was eggplant at first, then I realized that it look more like zuke. Sounds delicious Zerrin, love the dressing too.

  4. says

    lk- I sometimes serve it with salsa, but yogurt is our favorite on zucchini.

    Jenn- I do love summer and its fruits and vegs. We’ve already started to eat cherries, berries, plums, fresh herbs and it makes us feel healthier and happier.

    Faith- Frying zucchini is one of our favorite ways to eat it.

    Kiki- Yogurt goes very well with zucchini no matter how it’s cooked.

    Elra- I love frying eggplants, too but it absorbs a lot of oil, so I don’t make it often.

  5. says

    I have had these – but not with the dressing… and that looks like the perfect touch. SO good. I have never thought of yogurt with just garlic and salt – but why not? I love the idea!

  6. says

    This is one of my favorite ways to eat zucchini Zerrin! And the yogurt dressing sounds delicious for it!

  7. OysterCulture says

    Ok, here’s another recipe I cannot wait to check out. Its not full on zucchini season here yet, but when it is, I am coming back for these goodies. I ‘ll be making them soon.

  8. says

    I would love to visit for breakfast with you sometime – it always sounds like such a satisfying meal! And I loved fried zucchini myself – simply done with just a squeeze of lemon juice and maybe a little rosemary – though the yoghurt dressing sounds lovely too.

  9. says

    Yum…I adore yogurt dressings, and I just bought a pound of zucchini. I’m so excited for the warmer months and the summer veggies. Thank you for sharing…I’m enjoying your blog, and I”m glad that you found me. Such a rich site to explore!

  10. says

    Looks delicious. I love zucchini stir fried with lots of big onions. It has a natural sweetness of its own and taste very delicious.

  11. 2DogsFarm says

    I make these coins and use them with pasta.

    I fry the zucchini circles in olive oil until they are browned on both sides, then mix into the same skillet cooked & drained pasta. Angel hair shape is good this way.

    My Turkish friend taught me to make the yogurt/garlic/salt sauce.
    Next time I make zucchini coins I will have it your way with this sauce : )

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