Searching for a Yummy Appetizer? Try These Zucchini Poppers

Zucchini–June’s Harvest of the Month–is incredibly versatile. It can be steamed, boiled, grilled, baked, barbecued or fried. It can be a main dish or an appetizer, like the zucchini poppers below. For a delicious twist on zucchini, try the recipe below. Click here to print the recipe.


  • 1 lb. ground turkey or chicken
  • 2 cups zucchini, grated and water squeezed out
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 4 tbsp. cilantro, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1⁄2 tsp. salt
  • 1⁄2 tsp. pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix ground meat with zucchini, green onion, cilantro, garlic, salt and pepper. Grease baking sheet with olive or coconut oil. Roll meat mixture into about 1 – 1 1/2 inch meatballs and place on the greased pan. Cook poppers for approximately 20-25 minutes or until cooked through. Place under the broiler for an additional 2-3 minutes or until browned on top (careful not to burn).

Serves 8