Snackin’ with Sarah Sellers: Panko-Crusted Veggies with Chipotle Ranch

Panko Crusted Veggies with Chipotle Ranch

I’m on a vegetarian kick this week so my inspiration for tonight’s Idol recipe was a fancy version of a vegetable tray. I love tempura anything but I wasn’t in the mood to make batter let alone fry anything so voila…a healthier yet equally delicious alternative!

I was surprised at how easily the panko stuck to the veggies and they turned out perfectly crisp. Dip them in the super easy chipotle ranch dip and it’s a pretty tasty snack.

I’ll be heading to SXSW tomorrow so check back for full coverage! Also, check out today’s recipe on Lyndsey Parker’s Reality Rocks blog HERE!


Panko-Crusted Veggies with Chipotle Ranch

Ingredients

Veggies

  • 1/2 cup fresh green beans
  • 1 carrot, peeled and julienned
  • 1/4 red bell pepper, julienned
  • 1/2 large zucchini, julienned, seeds removed
  • 4 oz cremini mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup brocolli florets
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp kosher salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme
  • olive oil spray

Chipotle Ranch

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 chili in adobo, seeds removed, minced
  • 1 tbsp adobo sauce
  • 1 tbsp cilantro, minced
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 1 scallion, minced
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 1 package dry ranch mix

Panko-Crusted Veggies with Chipotle Ranch

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Panko-Crusted Veggies with Chipotle Ranch

In a large bowl combine the veggies and flour. Toss until well coated.

Panko-Crusted Veggies with Chipotle Ranch

Lightly beat the egg in a large bowl. On a large plate mix the panko, salt, pepper and thyme. Dip the veggies in the egg then dredge in the panko mixture. Place on a large cookie sheet and spray with the olive oil spray.

Panko-Crusted Veggies with Chipotle Ranch

Bake until golden brown, gently flipping halfway through, around 20-25 minutes.

Panko-Crusted Veggies with Chipotle Ranch

While the veggies cook combine all of the Chipotle Ranch ingredients in a large bow.

Panko-Crusted Veggies with Chipotle Ranch

Mix until smooth.

Panko-Crusted Veggies with Chipotle Ranch

Remove the veggies from the oven and serve with the ranch.

Bon Appétit! 

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