Thinly sliced zucchini surround basil-infused ricotta cheese for a delectable appetizer that is ready to serve in 10 minutes.
cup ricotta cheese
Grated peel of 1 lemon
tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
fresh basil leaves
Using mandoline or sharp knife, cut 4 thin lengthwise slices from zucchini. (Refrigerate remaining zucchini for another use, or make additional roll-ups.)
In small bowl, mix cheese, lemon peel, chopped basil, salt and pepper.
Starting from short side, roll up each zucchini slice and secure with toothpick or skewer. Fill center of each roll-up with cheese mixture, using spoon or piping from plastic bag.
Place roll-ups on small serving platter. Drizzle lightly with oil; garnish each with basil leaf. Sprinkle with additional pepper, if desired.
For a smoky flavor, brush zucchini slices with oil and grill until slightly softened before rolling.
The recipe can be easily doubled or tripled.
Serve each roll-up on a small leaf of spring lettuce for additional garnish, if desired.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
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- Vitamin C
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.