Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Zucchini Caprese

If you grow Zucchini or know someone who does you will know that they can reach gargantuan proportions and after the bizzilionth loaf of zucchini bread you will want to explore other options.
You could easily add roasted tomatoes to this as well.

2-3 medium zucchini sliced thinly as possible
2-4 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
1-2 balls buffalo mozzarella or bocconcini
1-4 cup toasted pinenuts
1/2 cup pesto

Basil Dressing
2 cloves garlic
4 cups packed fresh basil
1 tablespoons dijon mustard
1 cup good quality olive oil
Fresh ground pepper and sea salt to taste
Servings: 4

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Slice zucchini and brush with olive oil and place on baking sheet with parchment paper. Grill 5-10 minutes or until cooked through. On the bbq works best.
Remove, and place on a large serving platter. Cut 1/8 inch slice of cheese and place on top of zucchini slices. Sprinkle with pinenuts and dressing. Serve with a loaf of crunchy french bread to wipe up the dressing. Trust me. You will want to.

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