This zucchini chips recipe will change your snack-time routine! Extra crispy and absolutely addictive. Just a few tips ensure the best baked zucchini chips. And you can make them ahead and store for later, or add them as a fun side next to things like Greek burgers or lemon chicken.

Be sure to watch my video tutorial below! 

Baked Zucchini Chips served with Greek Tzatziki Dip

Green is a prominent color in my cooking. And it seems zucchini is a prominent ingredient, particularly during the summer months. From a simple grilled zucchini salad (adorned with herby greens); to baked zucchini sticks with Parmesan, or quick skillet zucchini for the perfect side. And when I'm feeling fancy, then it's mom's stuffed zucchini.

The other day, I had a few zucchini tucked in my vegetable drawer, so I decided to use them in a healthier, low-calorie snack: zucchini chips!

Here is the thing about a chip. It must be crispy, right? But zucchini has a high water content, so how do we arrive at perfectly crispy baked zucchini chips? A few simple tips...

Zucchini Chip dipped in Greek Tzatziki Dip

Tips for Best Zucchini Chips

  • First, the most obvious step is to slice your zucchini thinly and uniformly. To achieve this, I always use a mandoline.
  • Secondly, and this is so important, do everything you can to rid the zucchini slices of moisture. You can do two things here: 1) once zucchini slices are arranged on paper towel (the moisture has to be absorbed by something, right?), sprinkle them with kosher salt. The salt will draw moisture out through osmosis. 2) Top salted zucchini with another layer of paper towels AND a sheet-pan weighted with something  (I used a cutting board). And LEAVE for 15 to 20 minutes so that the salt and weight will work together to draw as much of the moisture out as possible.
  • Bake the zucchini slices in a lower-degree heated oven. It's a slow bake that ensures crispy zucchini chips without burning.

How to Season Zucchini Chips

Simply salted zucchini chips make a great snack. But if you're like me and want to jazz things up a bit, you use other seasonings such as this harissa.

Harissa is an all-natural North African spice blend with  three types of mild chili along with sumac, caraway, fennel, cumin, coriander, garlic and peppermint (find harissa at our shop here.) Totally optional but worth a try!

You can also use a sprinkle of za'atar or smoked paprika to change things up.

If you like to dip your chips, like I do, I highly recommend this easy Greek Tzatziki Sauce!

Zucchini Chips with a bowl of Harissa spice blend served on the side with Greek Tzatziki Dip

How to store baked zucchini chips

This zucchini chips recipe will serve up to eight people, and I hardly doubt the chips will last long enough to store. But, you can store them in zip lock bags for a couple of weeks in a dry pantry.

Watch the Video for How to Make Zucchini Chips

Looking for more Healthy Snacks? 

Check out this list of Mediterranean-diet friendly snacks


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Baked Zucchini Chips with Tzataziki Sauce

Crispy Baked Zucchini Chips Recipe

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Perfectly crispy baked zucchini chips! Tasty, healthy, low-calorie, vegan, gluten-free snack that everyone loves. And if you like to dip your chips, make tzatziki sauce to go along!




  1. If you plan to have a dip for your zucchini chips, make Greek Tzatziki sauce according to this recipe. Cover and refrigerate for now.
  2. For zucchini, again make sure they have been sliced thinly and evenly to about ⅛-inch rounds. Using a mandoline is the best way to do this.
  3. Spread zucchini slices on large sheets of paper towel. Sprinkle zucchini with kosher salt, then cover with more paper towel. Now, place a sheet pan on top of covered zucchini and add a plate or a cutting board to weigh the sheet pan down (the idea here is to squeeze out any excess water from zucchini.)  Leave for 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 245 degrees F (anywhere from 225 degrees F to 245 degrees F will work depending on your oven.)
  5. Line large sheet pan (or two sheet pans if needed) with parchment paper. Brush parchment lightly with extra virgin olive oil. Arrange zucchini slices on top of parchment in one single layer.
  6. Brush zucchini lightly with extra virgin olive oil. Sprinkle harissa spice blend on top (optional, but adds great flavor!)
  7. Bake in heated oven for 1 ½ to 2 hours until crisp and golden. If some of the zucchini chip are still damp, remove the ones that have crisped up, and return sheet pan to bake until all zucchini is nice and crispy.
  8. Serve warm or at room temperature with a side of Greek tzatziki sauce.


  • Storing instructions: you can store zucchini chips in zip lock bags for a good couple of weeks.
  • Recommended for this recipe: Private Reserve Greek extra virgin olive oil (from organically grown and processed Koroneiki olives), and our all-natural Harissa Spice Blend (a unique spice blend of three types of chili along with sumac, caraway, fennel, cumin, coriander, garlic and peppermint.)
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  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 2 hrs
  • Category: Sides
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean


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  1. Amelia says:

    I don't see anything in your shop called Harissa spice blend. Can you please guide me how to purchase this spice blend?

    1. TMD Team says:

      Hi, Amelia. Unfortunately, we don't sell the harissa spice blend at the moment. If you have a middle eastern market in your area, you can usually find it there. It is also often available online.

  2. Kristin says:

    Hi, I would really appreciate it if you could list substitutions for those who cannot eat dairy. For example, can I sub tahini for tzatziki?

    I'd love to buy your cookbooks but have a lot of dietary restrictions and am afraid that I wouldn't be able to eat most of the recipes without substitutions. I'm on a Low Glycemic Index Diet, which means most grains are out. I suggest you do a Dairy Free Cookbook and a Low GI Cookbook. Thanks!

  3. Dr. Adam Bittner says:

    I haven't tried making these yet, but I'm wondering, wouldn't it be best to 1) put them on a wire rack during baking like you do with your Italian zucchini sticks recipe, and 2) use convection bake? Both of these tweaks should help dry them out, right?

    1. Suzy Karadsheh says:

      Hi, Adam. I think using either or both of those methods would work here, we just haven't tried them ourselves.

  4. Cam says:

    These were delicious and so easy to make.
    I will have to get some harissa to sprinkle on them next time.
    I turned the oven off and let them sit in there while it cooled down.
    They ended up a bit dark because I did that but they were still so yummy.

    1. Suzy says:

      Thanks for sharing, Cam!

  5. Krissy Allori says:

    These were a huge hit with my family! I think they even forgot it's a vegetable!

  6. Katie says:

    This is the only way I like zucchini. Thanks for sharing this!!

  7. Anna says:

    I am obsessed with these chips! So yummy!

  8. Lisa Bryan says:

    Love this healthy snack idea! Great way to use up the last of zucchini season.

  9. Denise says:

    Another yummy chip I can much on and not feel guilty! Thank you for sharing your recipe!

  10. Dahn says:

    These are a perfect way to store up all the excess zucchini from the garden.

  11. Kate says:

    I've been looking for a healthy chip alternative to have as a snack, and I love zucchini, can't wait to make this!

  12. Kimberly says:

    Those look SO good and I have a virtually endless supply of zucchini in my garden so this is perfect!

  13. Jen says:

    These were a HIT! First time in a long time where I didn't have to nag after my kids to eat their veggies. They just snacked away happily!

  14. Demeter says:

    I am a snack addict and these would be the perfect snack without any guilt! They're so good!