Friday, April 9, 2010

Grilled Zucchini Roll ups with Herbs and Cheese

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I am looking forward to the Zucchini season for my mock crab cakes and I just happened across this great looking recipe.  It's only 80 Calories for those watching their weight. They look beautiful and you can make them a day in advance, a great side dish or appetizer for a picnic that takes no effort the day of!  That's always a plus!

Grilled Zucchini  Roll ups with  Herbs and Cheese


  • 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


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.
Health, MARCH 2008

Nutritional Info

  • FAT 6g (sat 2g, mono 3g, poly 0.0g)
  • PROTEIN 3g
  • FIBER 2g
  • IRON 1mg
  • SODIUM 106mg
  • CALCIUM 45mg
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