This is a delicious and pretty Italian summer appetizer. Raw zucchini are marinated in oil and lemon, then stuffed with a savory ricotta cheese mixture and rolled up. Sprinkle with sesame or poppy seeds before serving.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
40 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour about 1/2 tablespoon olive oil in a large, shallow dish and season with salt and a dash of lemon juice. Layer zucchini slices closely together in the dish and brush with more olive oil. Sprinkle with additional salt and lemon juice. Repeat with remaining zucchini, olive oil, salt, and lemon juice. Set aside to marinate for 10 to 15 minutes.

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  • Combine ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, and parsley in a bowl; mix well. Season with salt and pepper.

  • Drain zucchini from marinade, using your fingers to remove excess oil and salt. Transfer 1 zucchini slice to a cutting board. Spoon 1 teaspoon of ricotta mixture onto the top edge and roll up. Arrange on a serving plate, stuffed side down. Repeat with remaining zucchini and filling; sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Nutrition Facts

223 calories; protein 10.2g 20% DV; carbohydrates 8.9g 3% DV; fat 17.6g 27% DV; cholesterol 23.1mg 8% DV; sodium 183.1mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2018
keep on rollin Read More

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Rating: 1 stars
06/30/2020
Got too watery after assembling. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
06/29/2020
Got too watery after assembling. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2018
keep on rollin Read More