Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Zucchini pizza slices

 Although I'm currently as far from being a vegetarian as it gets (hello, delicious burger), I'm not exaggerating when I say that I could live all through summer eating just raw veggies. Between the farmers' markets and my parents' garden, my supply of fresh produce is never ending, and I couldn't be more grateful for it. Cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, onions, sweet peas...you name it. They are the best source of inspiration when it comes to my summer cooking. Although in summer, I don't spend that much time around my stove, I occasionally make an exception. And these "pizza" slices were definitely worth it! There is no dough involved, just a bunch of delicious fresh veggies. My favorite kind!

Zucchini pizza slices 
You'll need:

* 1 large zucchini (4-5cm wide)
* 3 garlic cloves
* homemade tomato sugo
* olive oil
* 4-5 tomatoes, not too ripe
* mozzarella or parmesan (or both)
* a mix of dried Italian herbs (thyme, rosemary, oregano, basil)
* salt

1. Wash the zucchini under a stream of water. Pat dry with a paper towel, then cut into 1cm thick slices. Place them on a baking sheet brushed with olive oil.
2. In a small bowl, mix the  .... garlic, a spoonful of olive oil and 5 spoonfuls of sugo.
3. Spread a teaspoon of this mixture over each zucchini slice.
4. Top with sliced tomatoes, sprinkle with salt and herbs. 
5. Place in an oven preheated to 180°C. Bake for 35 minutes, or until the zucchini is very tender (try with a sharp knife).
6. Pull out the oven, top with shredded mozzarella or parmesan, then place under the grill for 5 more minutes (or until the cheese is melted and golden). 
7. Enjoy with a slice of bread and a glass of chilled white wine, preferably al fresco.

Bon app├ętit!

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  1. Your meals are so inspiring!! :)

    I love Summer for so many reasons, but one of the main ones is because the amounts of

    fresh fruits and veggies are the biggest and most versatile then :)


  2. Sam @ Frills & ThrillsJuly 23, 2013 at 2:30 PM

    Hi Ivana, a massive thank you for all your wonderful words over at mine, they mean the world to me. Thanks for sharing this vegetarian friendly recipe, this is my kind of dining, looks like such a great snack!

  3. I definitely eat more veggies during the warmer months as well. I love your healthier take on take on pizza using zucchini and I will have to try this soon. I always have zucchini around and this would be great for a quick and easy lunch. Thanks for sharing Ivana!

    I also appreciate you taking the time to catch up with on my posts and leaving me such sweet comments! I hope you're doing better with your thumb this week and feeling much less pain. I wish we could go on a shopping spree for some mint items together.

    Hope your week is off to a lovely start my dear!
    Rowena @ rolala loves

  4. Hi Ivana! I love veggies too! Your recipes sounds so delicious, I'd love to taste one of these savory slices!:) Kisses! xo

  5. Oh, looks so yummy! I've see versions of these on Pinterest and always wondered if they were actually good :). Looks like the answer is yes!

  6. i'm not a vegetarian either, but still LOVE my salads and veggies. this is such a great idea, and i love zucchini!


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