Monday, September 24, 2007

When I thought nothing else could be made with Zucchini

Zucchini is one of my favorite vegetables. I often make roasted Zucchini, Zucchini Frittata, Zucchini Tempura, and so many other things. I thought nothing else could be made out of ordinary with Zucchini... I was wrong. This dish is fresh, delicious and has only 80 calories per serving. It is great as a side dish or a refreshing snack.

Grilled Zucchini Rolls with Herbs and Cheese (from Healthy Appetite with Ellie Krieger)

3 zucchini (about 1/2 pound each), sliced lengthwise into 1/4-inch slices
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/8 teaspoon salt
Pinch freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 ounces reduced-fat soft goat's cheese **
1 tablespoon freshly minced parsley leaves
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
2 cups baby spinach leaves
1/3 cup basil leaves
Discard the outermost slices of zucchini and brush the rest of the slices with the oil on both sides. Season with salt and pepper. Place on a preheated grill or grill pan for about 4 minutes on each side, or until tender.
In a small bowl combine the goat cheese, parsley leaves and lemon juice, mashing with a fork.

Put 1/2 teaspoon of the cheese mixture about 1/2-inch from the end of a zucchini slice. Top with a few spinach leaves and 1 small, or half of a large basil leaf. Roll up and place seam side down on a platter. Repeat with the rest of the zucchini slices.

** I used soft ripened goat cheese instead.


At 6:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nossa Leticia, parece muito gostoso! :-) Beijos! Eliane.


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