{meatless monday} roasted rainbow zucchini pizza strips

3 Sep

HAPPY LABOR DAY!  hope you are enjoying the weekend – getting some late sunshine, firing up the grill one last time, taking a final dip in the pool, and of course, eating and drinking!

i thought i’d share a fun recipe in honor of the holiday weekend.

these were super fun and easy to make. i made some in the past, but wanted to try a little different approach this time – mostly, more colour. i love zucchini anyway, but the inspiration for this dish was to use up some of the cream cheese i had in the fridge as well as a few of the tomatoes i had lying around – never want those to go to waste!!!  when i spotted the multicolour ones at work, i had to snag them up.  it’s too bad there aren’t too many “blue” foods, or i would’ve made a slightly more festive version 🙂

– 4 medium zucchini

– about 2 dozen cherry tomatoes

– 1/2 sweet onion

– cream cheese

begin by heating the oven to 400 degrees…

cut off the ends of the zucchini and then slice them in half.

use a basting brush and smear on some olive oil to the backside of the zucchini strips.  i brushed both sides for mine, and i admit it made it quite difficult to later spread on my cheese – so maybe don’t do that 🙂

chop up your sweet onion like so…

slice your tomatoes in half like so…

then smear on your cream cheese, and add your toppings…

of course, i wanted mine to be as colourful as possible so i went for a rainbow look.  i wedged a couple sweet onion slices in between each tomato… and of course, sprinkle on some S&P…

once ready, pop them in the oven for about 30 minutes until the zucchini is tender… i checked on mine a few times, nervously looking for any tomatoes left behind… surprisingly, they all remained intact.

and turned out oh-so-pretty…

and oh-so-delicious!!!!

these are great hors d’oeuvres for a party, as an afterschool kids snack, or even the main dinner dish – serve alongside a hearty grain like quinoa or some cous cous.

whatever you do with them, know that they’ll be GONE quickly!

13 Responses to “{meatless monday} roasted rainbow zucchini pizza strips”

  1. Anna Theodora September 3, 2012 at 9:56 am #

    hmmmm yummy! 😀 really lovely photos!


  2. Anna Theodora September 3, 2012 at 10:00 am #

    p.s I don’t know if my comment went through, and your blog is not accepting likes, as it keeps saying I’m not logged in and won’t “let me log in”, but I’m actually logged in =/


  3. ctotir September 3, 2012 at 1:35 pm #

    love this recipe!!


  4. anthony0358 September 3, 2012 at 2:25 pm #

    look at all that color! amazing!


  5. mylifeisthebestlife September 4, 2012 at 11:10 am #

    I’ve had such a hard-on for zucchini lately! This is totally feeding my obsession…


    • cooking with audrey September 4, 2012 at 1:32 pm #

      i could eat zucchini every day, i swear. like a bowl of ice cream! 🙂 we’re so on the level.



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