Grilled Zucchini Roll Ups with Herbs and Cheese

Grilled Zucchini Roll Ups with Herbs and Cheese
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Recipe type: Appetizers & Snacks
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Serves: 4
 
The grilled zucchini is smoky and the herb goat cheese adds a fresh and creamy punch. Quick to prepare; Make ahead; Low sodium.
Ingredients
  • 3 small zucchini (1/2 lb each), cut lengthwise into ¼-inch-thick slices
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • Pinch freshly ground pepper
  • 1½ oz goat cheese, reduced fat
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • ½ teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 oz baby spinach leaves (2 cups lightly packed)
  • ⅓ cup fresh basil leaves
Instructions
  1. Preheat a grill or grill pan over medium heat.
  2. Discard the outermost slices of zucchini and brush the rest with oil on both sides.
  3. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Grill until tender, about 4 minutes per side. You can make the grilled zucchini a day ahead and store in an air tight container in the refrigerator.
  5. In a small bowl, combine the goat cheese, parsley, and lemon juice, mashing them together with a fork.
  6. Put ½ teaspoon of the cheese mixture about ½ inch from the end of a zucchini slice.
  7. Top with a few spinach leaves and one small or half of a large basil leaf.
  8. Roll up and place seam side down on a platter. Repeat with the rest of the zucchini slices.
  9. You can make these up to a day before you are ready to serve and store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 150 Fat: 5g Saturated fat: 1.5g Unsaturated fat: .5g Carbohydrates: 7.5g Sodium: 160mg Fiber: 2.5g Protein: 3g