Saturday, June 19, 2010

zucchini roll ups

this recipe allowed me to get rid of the last of the zucchini, but that doesn't mean there won't be tons more in my summer future...

zucchini roll ups:

2 large zucchini, cut into lengthwise strips (using a mandolin to cut apx 1/4 inch thick* slices would be ideal, otherwise just cut them by hand)
3-4 oz goat cheese (i used a garlic herb blend, but if you are using a plain variety, i would mix in some chopped herbs: 1 tsp minced garlic, 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley, 1/2 tsp finely chopped thyme, or whatever blends you particularly enjoy)
1 pint grape tomatoes
salt and pepper to taste

grill the zucchini strips (or saute them in a nonstick pan) on a lightly greased grill or grill pan. salt and pepper both sides of each strip, and allow them to develop dark grill marks (about 5-7 minutes per side over medium-high heat). 
when the strips are still warm, spread the goat cheese over one side and place 1 or 2 tomatoes at one end (the less attractive one) and roll up.
the goat cheese acts as a great adhesive and it's really that easy...
serve as a cold appetizer and enjoy : )

*cutting the slices thinner than 1/4 inch will make spreading the goat cheese very difficult.


Anonymous said...

These were amazing!
A taste of summer :)

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