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Stuffed Zucchini Roll-ups

Ingredients
  

  • 4 small zucchini
  • 1-2 T extra virgin olive oil plus extra to drizzle
  • balsamic vinegar glaze to drizzle
  • 1 ½ cups part skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 T Romano cheese
  • Lemon zest and juice of one lemon
  • Garlic powder to taste
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil leaves
  • ¼ cup chopped nuts of choice
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Spinach or basil leaves

Instructions
 

  • Cut off the stem end of the zucchini.
  • Using a vegetable peeler, slice the zucchini lengthwise into paper-thin strips.
  • Season with salt, pepper, and olive oil.
  • Marinate for 15 minutes.
  • Mix the ricotta cheese with rest of ingredients until mixed.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Place about 1 tablespoon of the ricotta filling on the cut end of the zucchini strips, top with one of the spinach or basil leaves.
  • Roll the zucchini strip over the filling.
  • Top with freshly ground black pepper and drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

Notes

PREPARED FOR LIGREENMARKET BY MADELINE BASLER, RDN, CDN
REAL YOU NUTRITION
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