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.

Ellie Krieger


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Recipe Summary

30 mins
30 mins
Makes 4 servings (serving size: 4 rolls)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat grill or grill pan to medium.

  • 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.

  • In a small bowl, combine the goat cheese, parsley, and lemon juice, mashing together with a fork.

  • 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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Nutrition Facts

80 calories; fat 6g; saturated fat 2g; mono fat 3g; poly fatg; protein 3g; carbohydrates 5g; fiber 2g; cholesterol 5mg; iron 1mg; sodium 106mg; calcium 45mg.