So you’re in a hurry and looking for a quick bite that packs enough density and flavor without curbing your diet. Or, you’re hosting a party and need some delicious and fresh aperitifs that don’t require much labor. Your answer is in zucchini and a few bite-sized stuffing material.
Down-low on this dish’s glow:
Zucchini: has only 36 calories and 10% of the recommended daily allowance of dietary fiber in just one cup, lowers cholesterol by attaching to bile acids and aiding in digesting fat, contributes to “regularity”, prevents cancer with its high antioxidant content, aids prostate health, is high in manganese (19% of the recommended daily allowance in one cup), lowers blood pressure, is anti-inflammatory with its vitamin A and C content, and prevents heart attack and stroke.
Keywords: appetizer side vegetarian tomatoes dill basil zucchini
- 1 zucchini
- 8 cherry tomatoes, quartered
- 3 ounces hard goat or sheep cheese, chopped into 1/2-inch cubes
- Handful of dill or basil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Olive oil and red pepper flakes for garnish
Using a vegetable peeler, slice down the length of the zucchini, creating thin strips.
Take one zucchini slice, place tomato quarter, cheese and a piece of herb on one edge of the zucchini, and roll around the filling, and continue to roll until you reach the other end. Set aside and repeat the process with the remainder of the zucchini slices.
When finished, drizzle with olive oil and season with salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. Enjoy!
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