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Zucchini Balls in Spicy Coconut Sauce

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy Zucchini Recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 2 People
Calories: 434kcal
Author: Angela Coleby
Low carb zucchini balls served in a spicy coconut sauce
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Zucchini Balls

  • 2 Zucchini Medium
  • 1 Jalapeno pepper deseeded
  • 2 Spring onions
  • 1 inch Fresh ginger peeled & grated
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh coriander
  • cup Coconut flour
  • 3-4 Tablespoons Coconut oil

Coconut Sauce

  • 1 inch Fresh ginger peeled & grated
  • 2 cloves Garlic peeled
  • 1 Red chilli Deseeded
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric
  • ¼ teaspoon Chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin ground
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander ground
  • ½ cup Coconut cream (or half coconut milk)
  • ½ cup Chopped tomatoes
  • ¼ cup Fresh coriander Chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Coconut oil


Make the Sauce

  • Place the chilli and ginger in a food processor. Add 3 tablespoons of water and blend to a paste,
  • Heat the coconut oil in a pan and add the turmeric, chilli powder and coriander.
  • Add the mixture from the blender and gently fry for about 5 minutes.
  • Add the remaining spices, coconut cream and tomatoes and cook for about 20 minutes.
  • Gently stir in the fresh coriander.

Make the Zucchini Balls

  • Grate the zucchini and place in a colander (or sieve). Sprinkle with salt and leave for 30 minutes. (This is to remove the excess water).
  • Squeeze the zucchini so that any excess moisture comes out.  (I use a nut bag)
  • Place in a bowl and add the remaining ingredients (except the coconut oil) and blend well.
  • Form into balls (you may need to add more flour to shape them).
  • Heat the coconut oil on a medium heat and fry the balls, turning them, until golden brown.
  • Place the balls in the sauce and serve.


Serves 2 People (makes about 10 zucchini balls)
Nutritional Information ½ recipe:  434 Calories, 38g Fat, 7g Protein, 21g Total Carbs, 11g Fibre, 10g Net Carbs
The net carbs will be the total carb count minus the fibre count. Carb count excludes sugar alcohols.
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Serving: 1serving | Calories: 434kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 38g | Fiber: 11g