Low Fat Grilled Zuchinni Roll Ups

Zuchinni Basil Rolls

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Ingredients

  • 3 small zucchini, cut lengthwise into 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/16 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste
  • 1 1/2 ounces fresh goat cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1/3 cup basil leaves

Directions

1. Preheat grill or grill pan to medium.  Discard the outermost slices of zucchini; brush the rest with oil on both sides. Sprinkle the zucchini slices with salt and pepper. Grill until tender, about 4 minutes per side. You can prepare the zucchini a day ahead and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator.  In a small bowl, combine the goat cheese, parsley, and lemon juice, mashing together with a fork.  Put 1/2 teaspoon of the cheese mixture about 1/2 inch from the end of a zucchini slice. Top with a few spinach leaves and a small (or half of a large) basil leaf. Roll up and place seam side down on a platter.  You can make these up to a day in advance; store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Note:

These bright-green creations make the perfect appetizer to serve at a party.
Full of flavor and zest, grilled zucchini roll-ups are sure to impress guests, especially when you confess that each serving is only 80 calories.

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