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Zucchini, Pesto and Goat Cheese Roll-Ups

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Zucchini, Pesto and Goat Cheese Roll-Ups
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Servings 15
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These easy veggie roll-ups are the perfect light appetizer. Serve them as a vegetarian option as part of your appetizer spread.
Updated Aug 14, 2014

Ingredients

  • 3 medium zucchini
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup chèvre (goat) cheese
  • 8 teaspoons basil pesto
  • 15 small basil leaves
  • 15 toothpicks

Steps

  • 1
    Line cookie sheet with paper towels. Cut 5 thin lengthwise strips, each 1/4 inch thick, from each zucchini. Brush both sides of strips with oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • 2
    Heat grill pan or grill over medium-high heat. Place zucchini on grill pan, and cook 4 to 5 minutes or until zucchini is softened. Turn, and cook 2 minutes longer. Transfer zucchini to pan. Cool 5 minutes.
  • 3
    Place 1 teaspoon cheese onto end of each zucchini strip. Top cheese with 1/2 teaspoon of the pesto and 1 basil leaf. Roll up, and secure with toothpick. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes until completely chilled.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Use your favorite herbed cream cheese in place of the goat cheese, if desired.

Nutrition

40 Calories, 3 1/2g Total Fat, 1g Protein, 1g Total Carbohydrate, 1g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
40
Calories from Fat
30
Total Fat
3 1/2g
5%
Saturated Fat
1g
6%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
80mg
3%
Potassium
115mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
1g
0%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
1g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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