Grilled Zucchini Roll-Ups

makes about 16 roll-ups

recipe from The Food You Crave, by Ellie Krieger [1]

  • 3-4 zucchini (about 1/2 pound each), sliced lengthwise into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 ounces  soft goat’s cheese
  • 1 tablespoon freshly minced parsley leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup baby spinach leaves
  • 1/3 cup basil leaves

Discard the outermost slices of zucchini and brush the rest of the slices with the oil on both sides. Season with salt and pepper. Place on a preheated grill or grill pan for about 4 minutes on each side, or until tender.

In a small bowl combine the goat cheese parsley leaves and lemon juice, mashing with a fork.

Put 1/2 teaspoon of the cheese mixture about 1/2-inch from the end of a zucchini slice. Top with a few spinach leaves and 1 small, or half of a large basil leaf. Roll up and place seam side down on a platter. Repeat with the rest of the zucchini slices. You can make these up to  a day before serving. Store them in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.