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Zucchini Rolls

Ingredients:

  • 1 large zucchini cut lengthwise into strips about 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 roasted red pepper, peeled, seeded & cut into thin strips
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Non-Dairy cream cheese
  • 1 tsp basil
  • Salt & pepper to taste


Directions:

  1. Brush zucchini strips with olive oil & grill until tender, about 2-3 minutes each side.
  2. Mix basil, salt, pepper and a drizzle of olive oil into the non-dairy cream cheese
  3. Spread cheese mixture onto each strip of zucchini.
  4. Add roasted red pepper to top of cheese mixture (see easy roasting directions below) 
  5. Gently roll the zucchini strips length wise (careful to not roll to tight!) 
  6. Place each on a serving platter & serve immediately.

 

How to roast a red pepper: wash and gently dry the red pepper. Place the pepper on a hot grill or in a hot oven. Turn every few minutes until the skin is blackened all over (about 15 minutes). Remove from grill and place in a sealed container and let it steam for about 5 minutes. Remove the skin (this should be easy after it steams) and slice into strips, discarding seeds and membranes. 

 

Substitutions

We love to start with a basic recipe where we can change up a few of the ingredients and get a whole new dish! This is a good one for that. Here are a few more ideas:

  • Substitute the non-dairy cream cheese with a goat cheese, soft cheese or traditional cream cheese. 
  • Swap the red pepper for walnuts
  • Add spinach leaves, basil, parsley or mint (oh yum!) 
  • Add a squeeze of lemon or lime juice or a dollop of salsa

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