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Recipe

Zucchini Bruschetta

Bruschetta doesn’t have to include tomatoes. It’s officially bread, rubbed with olive oil and garlic. We’ve got that—and here, zucchini and a smear of creamy chummus stand in for the classic basil-and-tomato topping

Times

  • Ready Time : 0 min

Servings

12 crostini

Ingredients

  • 1 whole wheat baguette, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 medium zucchini, diced
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (10-ounce) container plain chummus

Directions

Heat broiler to low. Arrange baguette slices in a single layer on a sheet pan and brush with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Broil 4 to 8 minutes or until light brown. Flip crostini over and brush with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Broil again for 4 to 8 minutes until brown. Set aside.
Heat remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions, and sauté until they begin to soften, about 4 minutes. Add garlic, and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add zucchini, and sauté until tender but still slightly crisp, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice, parsley, red pepper, salt, and pepper to taste.
To assemble, spread each crostini with a heaping tablespoon of chummus. Top with a large spoonful of zucchini mixture and serve.

MAKE IT A MEAL: Turn it into a sandwich: Spread chummus on 2 slices whole grain bread. Top one slice with tomato and avocado slices and about 1/3 cup zucchini mixture. Place top slice of bread on top, and cut in half. Serve with a simple green salad for a healthful veggie meal!

Nutrients

Servings Per Recipe: 12 crostini

Amount Per Serving

  • Calories: 207
  • Total Fat: 12.7g
  • Sodium: 339mg
  • Total Carbs: 21.5g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 4.4g
  • Protein: 5g

About Jamie Geller

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Jamie Geller is the only best-selling cookbook author who wants to get you out of the kitchen – not because she doesn’t love food – but because she has tons to do. As “The Bride Who Knew Nothing” Jamie found her niche specializing in fast, fresh, family recipes. Now the "Queen of Kosher" (CBS) and the "Jewish Rachael Ray" (New York Times), she's the creative force behind JoyofKosher.com and "Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller" magazine . Jamie and her hubby live in Israel with their five busy kids who give her plenty of reasons to get out of the kitchen - quickly. Check out her new book, "Joy of Kosher: Fast, Fresh Family Recipes."

 

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2 Responses to Zucchini Bruschetta

  1. i love, love this! zucchini is a great substitute

  2. I love anything on toasted bread. Can’t wait to try this.

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