Baked Zucchini Fan Recipe

Baked Zucchini Fan Recipe

  • Makes: 6 Servings
  • Ready In: 25 mins
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins

This is a tasty and quick way to use fresh vegetables from our gardens and farmer’s market.

    Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 111
  • Fat: 7g
  • Protein: 223g
  • Sodium: 7mg
  • Carbohydrates: 11g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 5g

Ingredients:

  1. 6 zucchini, about 6 inches long and 1 inch diameter
    3 medium tomatoes, cut into 12 slices
    2 medium white onions, peeled and cut into 12 thin slices
    1/2 cup of olive oil
    2 tablespoons each chopped basil, oregano, thyme
    3 garlic cloves, pealed and minced
    Salt and pepper

Directions:

    1. Holding each zucchini firmly by the stem end, cut lengthwise into thirds starting 1/2 inch from the stem. Fan the 3 sections, being careful not to break the stem.
    2. Place each one on a separate piece of 6 x 9 inch aluminum foil. Keeping the fan shape, insert 2 slices each of tomato and onion between the sections of each zucchini.
    3. In a small mixing bowl, combine the olive oil, herbs, and garlic. Brush the fans with the mixture. Season with salt and pepper.
    4. Wrap each zucchini fan tightly and place on the side of a hot grill for 10 minutes.
    5. After grilling or baking, crumble feta or goat cheese on top of the fans before serving.

    Variations: Yellow summer squash can be prepared in the same way. Instead of grilling, place the wrapped squash on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes in a preheated 400 degree F oven.

Monique Jamet Hooker is the author of Cooking with the Seasons: A Year in My Kitchen . Born and raised in Brittany, France, she developed an interest in cooking at a young age. She trained extensively in France and started her own cooking school Monique's French Cuisine.

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