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Healthy Okonomiyaki (Savory Japanese Pancake)

You have to try my healthy OKONOMIYAKI (a savory Japanese pancake)--- I know a cabbage and scallion pancake may not sound sexy but let me tell you how delicious this dish really is… loaded with healthy low calorie vegetables -cabbage, zucchini, and green onion and brought together with panko and eggs- This dish is easy and so delicious.



3 packed cups finely shredded cabbage (I used a mandolin to get thin, even sized strips)

1 cup shredded zucchini, water pressed out

1 cup chopped scallions, about 1 bunch

¾ cup panko breadcrumbs

3 eggs, beaten

Salt and pepper



1/2 cup mayo

1 tbsp rice wine vinegar

½ tbsp of coconut sugar (or sweetener of choice)


For serving:

Pickled ginger

Arugula microgreens

Nori (finely chopped)




1.       In a large mixing bowl, combine cabbage, zucchini, scallions, panko, eggs, and salt/pepper. Stir until egg is absorbed.

2.       Let sit for 10 min. Heat nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Brush with olive oil.

3.        Measure out ¼ cup scoops to form a ball, place on hot skillet, then flatten with spatula. (I prefer to get as thin as possible so keep smashing!)

4.       Cook 3-4 minutes per side or until browned. Repeat as needed, can make larger or smaller depending on preference.

5.       Drizzle with kewpie mayo, sriracha, microgreens, nori and picked ginger!!

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