Easy Zucchini Roll Ups

If you’re growing vegetables and have planted zucchini in your veg garden you’ll probably have them coming out of your ears. They tend to produce A LOT. Which means you’ll need as many recipes as you can get your hands on to enjoy them. I know that’s the case for us. Squash and Zucchini are grown not only for the fruit but for their BLOSSOMS around our house. If you’ve never had STUFFED SQUASH/ZUCCHINI BLOSSOMS I IMPLORE you to try them. Just trust me on this one.

But in the meantime, these little beauties are just screaming for you to make them the next time you need an appetizer. They are sliced super thin using a mandoline and then are stuffed with creamy dreamy RICOTTA and herbs. Can you taste them? I sure can.

Want more zucchini? Try:

Baci!

Easy Zucchini Roll Ups

What You Will Need:

  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • Grated peel of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves
  • salt/pepper
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 fresh basil leaves

What To Do:

  1. Using mandoline or sharp knife, cut 4 thin lengthwise slices from zucchini. Refrigerate remaining zucchini for another use, or make additional roll-ups.
  2. In small bowl, mix cheese, lemon peel, chopped basil, salt and pepper.
  3. Starting from short side, roll up each zucchini slice and secure with toothpick or skewer.
  4. Fill center of each roll-up with cheese mixture, using spoon or piping bag.
  5. Place roll-ups on small serving platter. Drizzle lightly with oil; garnish each with basil leaf. Sprinkle with additional pepper, if desired.
  6. NOTE: For a smoky flavor, brush zucchini slices with oil and grill until slightly softened before rolling.
http://www.bellalimento.com/2012/06/06/easy-zucchini-roll-ups/

17 Comments

  1. 1

    Those look adorable. What a great way to present such a healthy and delicious appetizer.

  2. 2

    Oh my WORD, woman. I’m so doing this!

  3. 3

    Oh yum! Love this. I like any vegetable used as a roll up….so awesome.

  4. 4

    These looks so fresh! Thanks!

  5. 5

    Perfect starter !!!

    You could also use feta cheese instead, or half ricotta half feta … !!

    Kisses

  6. 6

    You can never have too much zucchini around, especially when you give me such scrumptious ideas as this one :D

  7. 7

    I love that these are easy and so elegant all at the same time!

  8. 8

    Beautiful to look at! Can’t wait to try!

  9. 9

    These are lovely! I’m making them for a house party I’m having in a few weeks. Thanks for the wonderful recipe!

  10. 10

    Absolutely gorgeous Paula. Just gorgeous!

  11. 11
    Jennifer /

    I’ve never tried zucchini blossoms, but I’ve seen people eat them on TV! When I grew zucchinis, they grew like crazy for me, too. Lovely recipe.

  12. 12

    That looks so good I can almost taste it! Very refreshing for summer.

  13. 13

    You know I have a vegan version of this already formulating in my head…because this looks SO good! Can’t wait to try it!

  14. 14

    So perfect for summer!

  15. 15

    Glad you gave me a heads up about zucchini yield…just planted a bunch of it in my garden a few weeks ago and it does seem to be growing like crazy! I’ll keep this recipe so that I’ll know what to do with all the zucchini when it’s ready! Thanks!

  16. 16

    Love it when dinner is CUTE! My kids would love this. :)

  17. 17

    Made these for lunch today, and oh my word, the flavors are STUNNING together. (Of course I didn’t read directions carefully and tried to stuff before rolling, making a big old mess! Still delicious though!)

    I’ve found a new favorite! Thank you!

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