June 6, 2008

Zucchini, Goat Cheese and Basil appetizers

Ok, take a look at this picture. Don't those grilled veggies look incredible? I wish I could take credit for making them, but I can't. Not too long ago we had friends over for an impromptu meal and they brought some grilled veggies over to accompany the meal. The cute little rolled up zuchinni in the middle is what I want to share with you today.

My friend found a recipe for these somewhere (once I get the "official" one I will definitely post it!) and the ingredients just appealed to all of us immediately. The zucchini rolls could be served as an appetizer or as an additional vegetable with dinner.

The basic idea is that you thinly slice zucchini and grill it (I think there may have been some oil involved). Once it has cooled enough to handle, put a small piece of goat cheese and 3 small basil leaves at one end, then roll them up. The original recipe mentioned using toothpicks to keep them together, but my friend used wooden skewers instead which I think looked wonderful! The presentation was so nice and I couldn't wait to give these a try.

They were a big hit, and only 2 or 3 were left over when dinner was finished. The creaminess of the goat cheese combined with the grilled zucchini was a nice match, then you get this hit of basil with each bite... yum! Do give these a try, perfect if you need something simple to bring along to your next outdoor get together or picnic!

8 comments:

Jenny said...

Yum Yum Yum! I'm starving and your appetizer looks so yummy!

That Girl said...

I make something really similar with some mint and jalepeno mixed in with the goat cheese.

Kevin said...

Stuffed zucchini rolls are a great idea!

Brenda - CT Foodie said...

A great veggie meal for us to try! I can't wait to make them. Too bad I didn't see these before today because we're having a small party and these would have been great. They'll definitely be on the menu for this week though. Thanks!

RecipeGirl said...

This does look fabulous!!

Cara said...

holy cow - this sounds fabulous!

Cara said...

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Sophie said...

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