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Grilled Zucchini Rollups Stuffed with Lemon-Basil Ricotta and Slow Roasted Tomatoes

Original recipe: closetcooking.com



  • 3 medium zucchini, sliced thinly lengthwise
  • oil for grilling
  • 1 1/2 cups ricotta
  • 1/4 cup parmigiano reggiano (parmesan), grated
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons basil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 24 basil leaves
  • 24 slow-roasted tomatoes (halves)


    1. Brush the zucchini slices lightly with oil, and grill over medium-high heat until just tender, about 1 minute per side and set aside to cool.
    2. Mix the ricotta, cheese, lemon zest, basil, salt and pepper and spread over the zucchini slices.
    3. Place a leaf of basil and a slow-roasted tomato half on each slice of zucchini and roll them up.