Breakfasts Spring Sunday Brunch at home

Zucchini waffles w/ a cherry tomato salsa & dill yoghurt

September 26, 2015

It’s no secret that I am a fan of Sunday brunch.. or brunch on any day for that matter. I do enjoy brunching out but sometimes the food can be disappointing/expensive, the queues too long and you get rushed out before you could order a second mimosa coffee. Welcome to another Sunday Brunch recipe, made at home for you to enjoy. 

I originally wrote and developed this recipe for my friends over at SBS Food, but it’s just so good I had to share it with you all over this neck of the inter-woods.

You may think that Dancing Through Sunday is a bit waffle heavy at the moment…. (mash potato and chive waffles, yes!) maybe… but fear not because these waffles are the bomb and.. little secret.. my absolute favourite brunch to make at home, hands down.

Zucchini waffles will cherry tomato salsa and dill yoghurt  - Dancing Through Sunday

That’s a big call seeing as brunch is a favourite thing of mine, it’s like picking a favourite child. Oh hold on.. the baked beans are crying.. 

Whoever invented zucchini waffles is welcome in my home anytime. I think I have found a new favourite brunch plus a way to eat waffles for every meal – bonus. They are even relatively healthy and are full of green stuff and veggies. 

This recipe is perfect for a spring Sunday brunch as it’s hearty, light, full of flavour and uses some ingredients we’ve missed a little over the winter months. 

These are light, fluffy and the cherry tomato salsa packs a lovely zing. The creamy dill yoghurt ties the meal together and really is the icing on the waffle. Enjoy x 

Zucchini Waffle with cherry tomato salsa and dill yoghurt
Serves 2
Light and fluffy zucchini waffles with a cherry tomato salsa which packs a lovely zing, covered in a fresh dill yoghurt.
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Prep Time
25 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
25 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
40 min
For the waffles
  1. zucchini, grated (about 2 medium zucchinis)
  2. 1 tsp sea salt
  3. ¼ cup milk
  4. ½ cup wholemeal or spelt flour
  5. 1 egg
  6. 1 tbsp chopped chives
  7. salt and pepper
  8. 1 tsp coconut oil
Cherry Tomato Salsa
  1. ½ punnet cherry or grape tomatoes, quartered (about 200 g)
  2. 10 basil leaves, chopped
  3. salt and pepper
  4. 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  5. 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Yoghurt
  1. 200 ml Greek yoghurt
  2. 2 tbsp finely chopped dill
  3. 1 tsp sea salt
Instructions
  1. Place the zucchini in a strainer and sprinkle with the sea salt. Set aside to drain in a sink for 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, mix the yoghurt with the dill and season with a pinch of salt, put back into the fridge until needed.
  3. Combine cherry tomatoes and basil in a bowl with a generous pinch of salt and pepper, red wine vinegar and a good drizzle of olive oil. Set aside.
  4. Rinse grated zucchini with cold water and press out as much water as possible by placing it into a clean tea towel and squishing with your hands.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, combine the zucchini, milk, flour, egg, chives and seasoning and mix into a batter. Preheat a waffle iron and coat with a little coconut oil.
  6. Once waffle iron has reached desired temperature (I put mine on "crispy"), spoon a dollop (about ½ cup) of the waffle mixture into the middle. Spread waffle mixture to the edges with a spatula, ensuring you do not spill over the rim of the iron. Close the iron and cook for 3-4 minutes or until desired texture.
  7. Transfer waffle to a warm plate, and continue to cook the rest of the batter. When all waffles are cooked (2-3 in total), serve with the cherry tomato salsa and dill yoghurt.
Notes
  1. If you don’t have a waffle maker, you can fry batter as fritters in a lightly oiled frypan over medium heat. Place a few dollops of batter, gently spread to desired size and cook for 3 minutes each side until crispy and brown.
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20 Comments

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  • Reply Leah @ Grain Changer October 8, 2015 at 11:42 pm

    I’m right there with you – brunch is the BEST! And these savory waffles look like THE perfect item for our brunches this weekend. YUM!

    • Reply Bec October 10, 2015 at 9:09 pm

      Brunch totally is the best!

  • Reply Malinda @mybrownpaperpackages October 5, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    Forget the inventor, I’m inviting you over if you are going to make these 🙂

  • Reply Lucy @ Bake Play Smile October 3, 2015 at 8:28 am

    Delicious! Reading this makes me want my own waffle maker!!! But you’re right – I could use the frying pan… but they won’t look as pretty! Thanks for joining our Fabulous Foodie Fridays party! xx

  • Reply Jess @ Sweetest Menu October 2, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    This looks wonderful! My dream lunch! I am a sucker for waffles, sweet or savoury.

    • Reply Bec October 2, 2015 at 9:53 pm

      Me three! x

  • Reply Cara Carin October 2, 2015 at 10:31 am

    Wow, what an insanely cool idea! These sounds so delicious! xox

    • Reply Bec October 2, 2015 at 9:56 pm

      Thanks Cara! x

  • Reply Little Vegan Bear October 2, 2015 at 12:43 am

    These look lovely! What beautifully coloured tomatoes 🙂

    • Reply Bec October 2, 2015 at 9:56 pm

      WHy thanks! Love cherry tomatoes x

  • Reply Claudia @ The Brick Kitchen October 1, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    Had never even thought of savoury waffles but you instantly converted me with this post! Love the idea of zucchini infused batter, and the yogurt and salsa look awesome – perfect partners! <3

    • Reply Bec October 1, 2015 at 8:26 pm

      Thanks Claudia! The words Savoury & Waffles are a match made in heaven.x

  • Reply Rebecca@Figs and Pigs September 30, 2015 at 3:47 am

    These look like the perfect brunch a brilliant idea I love the sound of dill yoghurt.

    • Reply Bec October 1, 2015 at 8:26 pm

      They are my faaavourite brunch recipe!

  • Reply Ruby @ Ruby & Cake September 29, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    Clearly i need to invest in a waffle iron. This looks amazing!

  • Reply Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid September 28, 2015 at 10:28 pm

    Healthy + waffles = winning. I can’t wait to pop my waffle maker’s cherry (tomato – LOL!) with this salsa!

    • Reply Bec September 30, 2015 at 12:07 pm

      YES SO GOOD SAMMIE!

  • Reply Jemima | Fiddle & Spoon September 28, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    This looks DELICIOUS. You can never have too many waffles >.>

    http://www.fiddleandspoon.com

    • Reply Bec September 28, 2015 at 8:41 pm

      I’m glad we are on the same page! x

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