Alkaline Baked Zucchini Bites with Cashew & Dill Dip (Vegan, GF, Alkaline)

alkaline zucchini bites

Alkaline Baked Zucchini Bites with Cashew & Dill Dip (Vegan, GF, Alkaline)

One of my favorite snacks ever – and one the whole family, and friends, all absolutely love. These lovely little bites take very little time to prepare, and they are so moreish, you might want to double the recipe.

Alkaline, vegan, gluten-free, paleo-and-keto-friendly, and of course nourishing too – they are a hit at every dinner party I have taken them to.

In terms of nutrition, you’re getting:

  • Amazing Antioxidants from the Carrots: incredible antioxidants including alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, and lutein give fantastic cardiovascular and cancer-protective benefits.
  • Unique Mineral Blend from the Zucchini: zucchini is an excellent source of copper and manganese, and a very good or good source of the alkaline minerals magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, calcium, and iron). In the vitamin category, amazing to see the number of B-vitamins provided by zucchini too, including B1, B2, B3, B6, pantothenic acid, choline, and folate.
  • Powerful Anti-Inflammatory Action: from the garlic, ginger, turmeric and cumin. Plus the garlic is anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and cancer-preventative.
  • Excellent Source of Healthy Fats: from the cashews which, like almonds, contains omega 9 – proven to raise GOOD cholesterol, lower bad cholesterol and increase cardiovascular health – as well as saturated fats to support brain health.

And again…the bites, especially with the dip is delicious!

Alkaline Baked Zucchini Bites (with Cashew & Dill Dip)


For the bites:

2 ½ cups grated zucchini
1 ½ cups grated carrot
3 tsp coconut oil
1 tsp minced ginger
1 tsp minced garlic
½ tsp ground cumin
½ tsp garam masala
½ tsp red chili powder
¼ tsp ground turmeric
¼ tsp dried rosemary
½ cup gluten-free breadcrumbs
Salt and pepper, to season

For the dip

2 cups raw cashews
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
½ cup warm water, divided
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons tahini
4 cloves garlic, peeled
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground pepper
¼ cup coarsely chopped fresh dill
2 tablespoons capers, drained


  1. Preheat your oven to 190 degrees centigrade.
  2. Place grated zucchini in a colander and sprinkle with salt, and set aside for 10-15 minutes. After this time, squeeze out the moisture from the zucchini. Set aside for 20 minutes and then squeeze out water from zucchini.
  3. Now very gently warm a tsp of coconut oil in a pan and add the grated, squeezed zucchini and the grated carrot and saute for a couple of minutes, or until they are tender.
  4. Next stir through the minced ginger and spices and a pinch of salt. Keep sauteing for another minute and then set aside to cool.
  5. Combine this mix with the GF breadcrumbs in a bowl and then roll into small balls (anywhere between 8-14 depending on how small or large you want them – but don’t go too large).
  6. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and place the balls onto the tray, and bake for 35-40 minutes.

While baking, it’s time to prepare the dip…
cashew dip with capers
Note: if you do not have a high-speed blender like a Vitamix, you will need to soak the cashews overnight, or for 60 minutes in boiled water before blending.

  1. To the blender add the cashews (drained if soaked), 1 tsp coconut oil, 1/4 cup water, lemon juice, tahini, garlic, salt and pepper.
  2. Process for 2 to 3 minutes, adding more water if needed, 1 tablespoon at a time, until creamy.
  3. Finally, add the dill and capers and pulse the blender a couple of times to mix it all through.
  4. Put the dip in a pot on a plate and surround the pot with the zucchini bites and serve while hot.



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  1. Charmaine Barber Reply

    Hi Ross,
    quick question. What can you use as a substitute instead of tahini as I can’t stand the taste of it!

    Thanks for your time.

    Brit in Germany.

  2. Veronica Reply

    They sound delicious. I will be trying them tomorrow. Thank you for keeping me in the loop.

  3. Patrizia Cappelli Reply

    That is a great recipe I will be making zukini bites

  4. Lacy Mayes Reply

    Good Morning Ross; (at least it is morning here in north western NC)
    I appreciate the recipe and plan to try it possibly today. But I am on this thing about preserving food value by low temperature preparation. So instead of baking I will dehydrate at 115 degrees F for about 12 hours. Anything above about 120 F destroys about 75% of the nutrients. And incidentally we threw out our microwave years ago because it destroys all of any food value. It even destroys the food value in water. I read of a test where plants died when watered with microwaved water beside of thriving plants watered with regular boiled water. I tested it myself and found the same results. I plan to do the test again this spring and video it.

  5. Sos Reply

    Hi Ross ,yes I like your recepies a lot.
    Plz share every Friday your new recepie.thsnks

  6. Fiona Reply

    Hi Ross
    Yes please I would love to receive a recipe every week :). Great to have some inspiration for the weekend.
    Thank you for your informative letters and the delicious recipes.

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    Hacker again! I typed “spelling”.

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    Hacksr changed the spellung of “phone”.
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  9. Genevieve Forde Reply

    Hi Ross –
    I would like to receive your Friday recipes.
    (I wasn’t able to sign up for them on my phine.)
    Thank you!
    Genevieve Forde

  10. Sharon Henry-Francis Reply

    Yes, I would like to get a new recipe weekly. Thank you.

  11. nan Braught. Reply

    Absolutely, please send weekly recipes.

  12. Shirley Robinson Reply

    Alkaline recipes as I am suffering highly acidic stomach …. lining affected and bleeding

  13. Sharon Reply

    These were DELICIOUS! I happened to have all ingredients on hand, already, (except for the garam masala), so I got off my tush and cooked them up! I didn’t make the dipping sauce, I just dipped them in some homemade ghee. Simply wonderful!
    FRTW is a great idea. Please send.
    THX for all your wonderful recipes! It’s such a pleasure to be eating good, nutritional foods. The inflammation in my knees has digressed about 80% in the past year. no more bloating belly, and my skin is soft and pliable compared to it being SO dryed out. Going GREEN was a difficult experience for me the first 3 months, I do admit. My husband still HAS to have his meat (I gagged every time I made it for him… smelled like a dead animal! so pun intended). Also it made my home smell the same. UGH! I became innovative, with this problem though. I BBQ all his meats outside on the BBQ! I don’t care if it’s 15° (F) outside with 10 inches of snow! I refuse to cook meat or chicken in my home! I still love my butter (in the form of ghee) and I can’t shake the habit of having salmon twice a week. Oh! btw, your “seed bread” was a lifesaver!!! We used to eat potato bread and whole wheat bread by the loaves every week! Now I just make 2 loaves of your “bread” and it even satisfies my hubby!
    Thx again, Mr. Bridgeford… you changed my life’s health, and my appreciation for TRUE taste and flavor.

    • ross Reply

      Thank you so much Sharon! I truly appreciate you taking the time to write this 🙂

  14. Shirley Pullen Reply

    Hi Ross,

    Yes I would love to receive a new recipe each week.

    Just about to make the Zucchini Bites.

  15. Danara Reply

    What a great idea! Would love a new recipe for each weekend! Thanks!!!

  16. Rashmi Reply

    Tanks Ross for this tasty recipe and all the recipes.!

  17. Michelle Reply

    Hi Ross I have learnt so much from you I am now a vegan and loving it I so appreciate your generosity with sharing your recipes Thank you

  18. Denene Palmer Reply

    Hi Ross
    , thanks for the recipe above. I would love to receive a recipe from you each Friday.

    Denene Palmer

  19. Jennifer Reading Reply

    Hi Ross
    once again many thanks for another free recipe, via your generosity! I have recently been making your breakfast bars and your anti inflammatory bliss balls, delicious!! looking forward to trying the baked zucchini bites they sound yum and I have always felt nourished with every recipe of yours I have tried. many thanks again Ross, hope you and your family are well!

  20. Genevieve Forde Reply

    Thanks Ross also for all the other healthy revipes you publish free online!

    Genevieve Forde
    Aotearoa NZ

  21. RHONDA Morrison Reply

    They sound great, cannot wait to try them.

  22. Julianne Gottschalk Reply

    I’d love to receive more recipes. Thank you!

  23. Karla OBrien Reply

    Yes…I would love to have a recipe every Friday from you!

  24. Guna Reply

    I have never heard of garam masala. Is it dry powder or some kind of mix of different spices?

  25. John Leggett Reply

    Looks absolutely super. Shall try it tomorrow. And some of the other recipes also.

  26. Peggy Berwick Reply

    Sounds very good. I will try it. Loved the picture of the dip. Next time can you show a picture of the entire recipe ????

  27. Kaelin Kelly Reply

    Looks delicious! Looking forward to trying it. Thanks!

  28. Natasha Mulvihill Reply

    Love your stuff! Would be nice to have a print button available for your recipes so they format better when printing.
    Take Care,

  29. Jerri Gibson Reply

    Would love to get RFTW. Thank you.

  30. Anneliese Reply

    Great idea about weekend recipes! I will try the Zucchini balls soon, and I will make the Bliss Balls
    today! Thank you Ross! Anneliese

  31. Marlee Reply

    Thanks. Can’t wait to try it!

  32. Marsha Wolf Smith Reply

    Love your recipes. I would like to receive one every Friday. Pray all is well with you and your family.

    Thanks so much,

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    I would love to receive RFTW 🙂

  34. Joan E Reply

    Going to try these! Thx

  35. Allyson Reply

    I can’t wait to try these – they sound amazing!

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    YES to RFTW!!! Keep the recipes coming. Yuummm……..

  37. Fareedarai Reply

    Love this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  38. Christine West Reply

    Great recipe. Thank you! Would love to receive a new recipe every Friday. Chris West

  39. Bev Reply

    Yes, I would love to get a recipe each week. Thanks so much.

  40. Sharon Reply

    I would love to receive RFTW thank you.

  41. Donna Wilbourne Reply

    This looks fantastic! Yes please, I’d like to receive the RFTW Many thanks ????

  42. Laura Gillow Reply

    I’d love to receive a new recipe for the weekend every week Ross. The above recipe looks lovely. Thank you. Laura

  43. Suzanne Reply

    I look forward to the new recipes. These bites sound delicious!

    Also, can you tell me when the last group cleanse for ARC group is? I’m thinking October but I can’t find it anywhere.

    Thanks Ross!

  44. Diane Reply

    Yes would ❤️ To receive a recipe each Friday. I am changing my diet gradually including more greens. Soup recipes would be a hit for me as we are in the autumnal season. Keep safe. Diane ????

  45. Irene Reply

    Please send me a recipe each week.
    Great recipes , have tried a lot of them, I suffered from acid reflux and IBS I am feeling a lot better following the alkaline diet.

  46. Sandra Morton Reply

    Hi Ross … I would love to receive one of your new recipes each and every Friday.

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  47. Kairen Keefe Reply

    Yes please would love some more recipes

  48. Helen Humphreys Reply

    Hi Ross,
    Yes, I would like to receive a recipe every Friday. That would be awesome. Thank you so much
    Looking forward to trying this recipe and others as well.