total time: 40 minutes yield: 5diet: Gluten Free

Adapted from this zucchini tortilla recipe on Todd + Diane White on Rice Couple.

Notes: I think the key to success here is twofold: 

  1. Drain out as much of the zucchini liquid as possible. 
  2. Keep an eye on them while baking. If you bake them too long, the parmesan will cook too much and cause the tortillas to become brittle. 


  • 1 to 1.25 lbs. zucchini or other summer squash
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 ounces grated parmesan cheese, a packed 1/2 cup


  1. Coarsely grate the zucchini using a box grater or shredder attachment in a food processor. Transfer the strands to a fine-meshed sieve and set the sieve over a bowl. Sprinkle the salt over the top and toss to distribute it. Let stand for at least 15 minutes to drain.
  2. Heat the oven to 450ºF. Line an x-large sheet pan or two standard-sized sheet pans with parchment paper.
  3. Squeeze the zucchini and press it against the sieve to remove as much moisture as possible. You’ll have between 1/2 to 3/4 cup liquid by the time you finish squeezing.
  4. Transfer the drained zucchini strands to a large bow. Add the egg and parmesan, and stir with a spatula to combine.
  5. Use a 1/4-cup measure to portion the zucchini tortilla batter into roughly five mounds, transferring each mound to your prepared sheet pan as you portion, being sure to space the mounds evenly. Spread each mound out into a thin circle, 6 to 7 inches in diameter.
  6. Transfer the pan to the oven and bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the edges begin to crisp, and the surface of each tortilla is speckled with golden spots of browning parmesan cheese.
  7. Let the tortillas cool for one minute on the sheet pan, then carefully remove each tortilla and transfer to a plate to cool completely.
  8. To freeze, place the tortillas in an airtight bag and transfer to the freezer for up to 3 months.
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven