Zucchini Bites

Makes 25

By Sarah Gilks

 

Ingredients

5 medium zucchini (about 6 inches long)

4 ounces blue cheese, crumbled

3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

1 teaspoon dried basil

1/8 teaspoon pepper

1 pint cherry tomatoes, thinly sliced

 

Directions

Cut zucchini into 3/4-in. slices.

 

Using a melon baller or small spoon, scoop out the insides and discard, leaving the bottom intact.

 

Place zucchini on an ungreased baking sheet; spoon 1/2 teaspoon crumbled blue cheese into each.

 

Combine Parmesan cheese, basil and pepper; sprinkle half over blue cheese.

 

Top each with a tomato slice; sprinkle with remaining Parmesan mixture.

 

Bake at 400° for 5-7 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve warm.

 

Nutritional Analysis:

One appetizer: 19 calories, 1 g fat, 3 mg cholesterol, 58 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, 0.55 g fiber, 1 g protein

 

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