Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Veggie Wedgie Wednesday

Grilled Zucchini

At a family reunion this past weekend someone brought and grill zucchini and it was so good!

Here's a recipe from  


1 large zucchini

1/4 cup of a homemade Oil,Vinegar,Salt and Pepper mix....or favorite Italian Dressing

1.Slice zucchini into 1/4 inch slices. Toss in a bowl with Italian dressing.

2.Place on a hot grill and grill about 4 to 5 minutes or until nice grill marks appear and the zucchini is slightly limp. Serve and enjoy.

Nutritional Information

Amount Per Serving Calories: 74
Total Fat: 5.7g
Cholesterol: 0mg Powered by ESHA Nutrient Database


Grilled Zucchini Roll-ups


3 small zucchini (about 1/2 pound each), cut lengthwise into 1/4-inch-thick slices 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/8 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste 1/16 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste 1 1/2 ounces fresh goat cheese 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice 2 ounces bagged baby spinach (2 cups lightly packed) 1/3 cup basil leaves Preparation

1. Preheat grill or grill pan to medium.

2. Discard the outermost slices of zucchini; brush the rest with oil on both sides. Sprinkle the zucchini slices with salt and pepper. Grill until tender, about 4 minutes per side. You can prepare the zucchini a day ahead and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

3. In a small bowl, combine the goat cheese, parsley, and lemon juice, mashing together with a fork.

4. 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 a small (or half of a large) basil leaf. Roll up and place seam side down on a platter. Repeat with remaining zucchini slices. You can make these up to a day in advance; store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Ellie Krieger, The Food You Crave, Health
MARCH 2008

Now remember smaller Zuks seem to be better than big ones when working with something ike this roll up.  The bigger the Zuk the more water it will have!  For grilling a bigger one will be O.K., but for the rollups you may want small ones. 

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