Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen
Hands-on Time
15 Mins
Total Time
35 Mins
Serves 8 (serving size: 1 stack)

What a showcase for garden treasures! Tuck extra basil between layers for more flavor.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

Step 2

Coat both sides of zucchini with cooking spray. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Arrange on grill; grill 4 minutes on each side.

Step 3

Combine oil, glaze, garlic, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk.

Step 4

Arrange 8 tomato slices on a platter; top each with 1 zucchini slice, 1 tomato slice, and 1 cheese slice. Top each stack with 1 zucchini slice, 1 tomato slice, 1 cheese slice, and 1 zucchini slice. Drizzle balsamic dressing evenly over stacks; sprinkle with cherry tomatoes and basil.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

Good use of zucchini

July 28, 2015
These went over very well, and zucchini isn't exactly a favorite around my house.  I used a grilling basket so I wouldn't lose any zucchini on the grill and it made flipping them easy.  The presentation is very nice, though you have to deconstruct them to eat them.