Grilled Zucchini Caprese
Aug 11, 2015
by Brandi Bidot
Fresh grilled zucchini is topped with fresh tomatoes and mozzarella then baked until warm. Garnish with balsamic and fresh basil leaves for this simple summertime dinner.
- 4 medium zucchini
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- 4 large tomatoes, sliced
- 1 (8 ounce) ball fresh mozzarella, sliced thin
- 1 tablespoon dried Italian seasonings
- Fresh chopped basil, for garnish
- Balsamic reduction, for garnish
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 40mins
Adapted from sheknows.com
1.Heat a grill pan over high heat. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and spray a baking sheet or large casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray.
2.Cut each of the zucchini in half lengthwise and drizzle each half with olive oil. Using your hands, gently rub the olive oil over the cut surfaces of the zucchini to evenly coat.
3.Sprinkle the cut sides with salt and pepper and place cut sides down on the grill pan. Grill for 3-5 minutes or until grill marks show on the zucchini.
4.Once the zucchini are grilled, place them on the baking sheet. Top each zucchini half with tomatoes and mozzarella slices and sprinkle with the Italian seasonings.
5.Bake uncovered for 15-20 minutes or until the zucchini is very tender and the cheese begins to melt.
6.Remove from the oven and garnish with fresh basil and a drizzle of balsamic reduction before serving.