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Grilled Zucchini Roll-Ups With Herbs and Cheese

The Food You Crave
Prep time 30 mins
Cook time 24 mins
Yield Makes 4 servings (serving size: 4 rolls)
Thin slices of grilled zucchini give this appetizer a delicate air. Rolled up with goat cheese, herbs, and spinach, these sushi-like treats are full of flavor and color.

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition Information

  • calories 80
  • fat 6 g
  • satfat 2 g
  • monofat 3 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 3 g
  • carbohydrate 5 g
  • fiber 2 g
  • cholesterol 5 mg
  • iron 1 mg
  • sodium 106 mg
  • calcium 45 mg

How to Make It

  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.

Cook's Notes

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