Zucchini and Harissa Bruschetta

Zucchini and Harissa Bruschetta Recipe
Photo: Jeffrey Cross; Food Styling: Karen Shinto
Harissa, a fiery North African seasoning paste based on chiles and spices, gives these simple but exciting appetizers their kick. If you're doubling or tripling the recipe for a party, you can set out the toppings and the grilled toasts brushed with olive oil to let your guests build their own.

Yield:

Serves 5 (makes 10) (serving size: 2 toasts)

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Recipe Time

Total: 10 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 162
Caloriesfromfat 36 %
Protein 4.9 g
Fat 6.9 g
Satfat 1.6 g
Carbohydrate 20 g
Fiber 1 g
Sodium 276 mg
Cholesterol 5 mg

Ingredients

1 medium zucchini
3 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper
About 2 tbsp. harissa paste
10 baguette slices, brushed with olive oil and grilled

Preparation

1. Heat grill to high. Slice zucchini lengthwise and grill, turning once, until grill marks appear, about 4 minutes. Let cool, then chop. In a bowl, combine zucchini with feta and oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

2. Spread about 1/2 tsp. prepared harissa on each baguette toast and top each with about 1 tbsp. zucchini mixture.

Note:

Julia Lee,

June 2012
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