Are you hosting a little party and need a super healthy and delicious appetizer? Why not try my zucchini roulades. These summer squash are filled with delicious creamy goat cheese, basil, and cherry tomatoes. There is a light balsamic vinaigrette over these roulades that goes so well with the creaminess of the goat cheese.
I love making these roulades because they are just so cute to look at! They are perfect for parties, or even little sides for a healthy lunch! One zucchini can make about 20 slices if using a cabbage shredder, so you can make as many as needed!
I decided to top these roulades with some fresh cilantro that I bought from my organic grocer. I found this cilantro so funny because it looks a little different than what I’m used to buying. But it tasted the exact same so it must’ve been a different type. For this recipe, you could use some small tomatoes, but I used cherry tomatoes and sliced them into 4 pieces. This way the roulades weren’t too big.
- 1 large summer squash or zucchini
- 20 tsp goat cheese room temperature
- 20 leaves basil
- 5 cherry tomatoes
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- cilantro for decorations
With a cabbage shredder, thinly slice the zucchini into 20 slices.
I used a cast iron skillet and didn't need any oil for this step. Add 4-5 slices of zucchini to a large cast iron skillet and grill on medium-high heat for 30 seconds-1 minute on each side. Just enough until the slices are soft enough to roll around and have little grill marks on them.
Repeat this step until all slices are grilled.
Slice each cherry tomatoes into 4 slices.
Lay each zucchini slice on a flat surface and spread the goat cheese all along the slices. Make sure the cheese is room temperature or else it may be hard to spread.
Add 1 basil leaf and 1 slice of cherry tomatoes at the end of the zucchini slice and roll them up. This should make a sort of zucchini "sushi".
Mix the olive oil and balsamic vinegar together and spoon over the roulades!
This should give you 20 roulades, if you need more, simply double/triple the recipe!