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Zucchini Tempura with Asian Dipping Sauce

Zucchini Tempura with Asian Dipping Sauce

By: Lee Holmes

Savor the delightful fusion of crispy Zucchini Tempura paired with a delectable Asian Dipping Sauce for a perfect blend of textures!


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  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 cup ice-cold soda water
  • 2 cups tapioca flour
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • Extra-virgin coconut oil
  • 3 small zucchini, quartered lengthways
  • Asian Dipping Sauce
  • 2 tbsp rice-malt syrup
  • 2 tbsp wheat-free tamari
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes


  • To make the dipping sauce, combine all the ingredients in a small saucepan over medium–high heat and bring to the boil.
  • Cook, stirring constantly, for 5 mins or until the sauce is reduced by half. Pour into a small bowl and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk the egg yolk and soda water, then slowly whisk in the tapioca flour and salt to make a thin batter.
  • In a saucepan over medium–high heat, melt the coconut oil. When the oil is hot and working in batches, dip the zucchini into the batter, then fry until crisp.
  • Place batches on a paper towel to drain off any excess oil.
  • Serve with the dipping sauce.


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Lee Holmes

Lee Holmes

Lee Holmes is a nutritionist, yoga and meditation teacher, wholefoods chef, Lifestyle Food Channel’s Healthy Eating Expert, blogger and author of the best-selling books Supercharged Food: Eat Your Way to Health, Supercharged Food: Eat Yourself Beautiful, Eat Clean, Green and Vegetarian, Heal your Gut, Eat Right for Your Shape and Supercharged Food for Kids.

Lee’s food philosophy is all about S.O.L.E. food: sustainable, organic, local and ethical. Her main goal is to alter the perception that cooking fresh, wholesome, nutrient-rich meals is difficult, complicated and time-consuming. From posting recipes, her passion to share her autoimmune disease story and help others has snowballed and the blog has recently taken home the overall prize at the Bupa Health Influencer Awards as well as the best blog in the Healthy Eating category. She also runs a four-week online Heal Your Gut program.

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