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Grilled Zucchini with Tomato and Goat Cheese

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Ready for a really easy recipe? Grilled zucchini topped with tomato sauce and goat cheese is a fresh tasting dish that can be served as an appetizer or meal. It is a healthy variation of pizza that can be served as a quick weeknight meal. I love simple rustic meals made of a few simple ingredients. Each ingredient plays an equally important role here. If you want to serve this as a bite sized appetizer, you can slice the zucchini into round discs instead of long slices.

This month I am working with Door to Door Organics and this dish was inspired by receiving zucchini, tomatoes, and goat cheese in my weekly delivery. Door to Door Organics is a subscription fruit and vegetable delivery service, serving the Chicagoland area. My favorite part of the service is that you can add additional grocery items to your box. They have all the essentials I need – milk, cheese, baked goods, and meat. The subscription service is an affordable time saver. If you want to try Door to Door Organics, you can get $10 off your first order by clicking here.

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You will need:
1 large Zucchini
3 large Tomatoes
2 tablespoons Olive Oil
1/4 cup Goat Cheese
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/8 teaspoon Pepper


Step 1:
Dice the tomatoes. Then heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the tomatoes, salt, and pepper. Let simmer over medium heat and reduce for 20 minutes. The tomatoes will break down into a deeper red sauce. While the sauce simmers, get to work on grilling the zucchini.

Step 2:
Slice the zucchini into long slices 1/4 inch thick. Heat a grill pan over medium heat and add the remaining olive oil. Add the sliced zucchini and grill each side for about 4 minutes, until the zucchini is tender and has visible grill marks.

Step 3:
To assemble the zucchini boats, place the grilled zucchini on a platter, then generously spoon the tomato sauce over, and top with crumbled goat cheese. Serve immediately.


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