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!