It’s time for another zucchini recipe and these grilled zucchini rollups stuffed with lemon-basil ricotta and slow roasted tomatoes are sure to please! Zucchini that is sliced thinly lengthwise makes for the perfect wrapper to stuff and roll up into tasty bundles of finger food! Raw zucchini does not bend so well but once it’s been cooked just a little it rolls up with ease and during the summer it’s great to use the grill to add a hint of smokiness. The filling is a creamy ricotta cheese seasoned with parmesan, lemon, basil and pepper along with fresh leaves of basil and flavour packed, juicy slow roasted tomatoes! I like to roast the tomatoes a day or more ahead to save time and you can also grill the zucchini before to save even more time. These grilled zucchini rollups stuffed with lemon-basil ricotta and slow roasted tomatoes are great finger food at summer get-togethers and they also make for a nice side or even a light meal!
Grilled Zucchini Rollups Stuffed with Lemon-Basil Ricotta and Slow Roasted Tomatoes
Light and tasty grilled zucchini rollups stuffed with lemon-basil ricotta and slow roasted tomatoes that just scream summer!
- 3 medium zucchini, sliced thinly lengthwise
- oil for grilling
- 1 1/2 cups ricotta
- 1/4 cup parmigiano reggiano (parmesan), grated
- 2 teaspoons lemon zest
- 2 tablespoons basil
- salt and pepper to taste
- 24 basil leaves
- 24 slow roasted tomatoes (halves)
- Brush the zucchini slices lightly with oil, and grill over medium-high heat until just tender, about 1 minute per side and set aside to cool.
- Mix the ricotta, cheese, lemon zest, basil, salt and pepper and spread over the zucchini slices.
- Place a leaf of basil and a slow roasted tomato half on each slice of zucchini and roll them up.
Sarah Bleier says
These are just gorgeous!!!
Can these be made the day before?
Yes you can!
Jocelyn Silver says
I decided to do the tomatoes the day before and put the timer on for 3 hours. Checked them at 2hours 20 minutes and all but a couple were very dark and taste funky. Not happy and have decided to use ones I already have in a jar as I need my oven for something else.
Can I use sun dry tomatoes?
Yes you can! Enjoy!
Polly Duff says
How do you slow roast the cherry tomatoes?
You can slow roast cherry tomatoes the same way that you slow roast roma/plum tomatoes, and the roast time will be a little less due to the smaller size, about 2-3 hours instead of the 3-4 hours. Enjoy!