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August 22, 2019
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Tornado Zucchini

A tornado of spice and flavors on baked zucchini.

Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword zucchini
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Author David Lee


  • 4 zucchinis
  • olive oil
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 tspn cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tspn chili powder
  • 1/2 tspn garlic powder
  • 1/2 tspn onion powder
  • 1/2 tspn salt
  • 1/2 tspn pepper
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
  • skewers
  • ranch dressing optional, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 425˚F.

  2. Cut the ends off of the zucchini and cut it in half.

  3. Using a bamboo skewer, pierce down the middle of the zucchini and push it down to the center of the skewer.

  4. Hold a small knife at an angle and cut the zucchini while turning it the opposite direction that you want the tornado to go in.

  5. Spread out the tornado and drizzle with olive oil. Set aside.

  6. In a bowl, combine panko, cayenne, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and parmesan cheese.

  7. Sprinkle over zucchini tornado until well-covered, and place on a baking sheet.

  8. Bake for 30 minutes, flipping halfway, or until golden brown

  9. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.


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