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
* 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)
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.