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Grilled Zucchini Roll-Ups With Herbs and Cheese

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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

Preparation


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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.


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  • 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.
  • Yield: Makes 4 servings (serving size: 4 rolls)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 80
Fat per serving: 6g
Saturated fat per serving: 2g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 3g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Protein per serving: 3g
Carbohydrate per serving: 5g
Fiber per serving: 2g
Cholesterol per serving: 5mg
Iron per serving: 1mg
Sodium per serving: 106mg
Calcium per serving: 45mg
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