Grilled Zucchini Pizza Bites

BBQ season! Fire up that grill for some healthified pizza bites.

Ingredients

Zucchini sliced 1/3″ thick
Olive oil
Pizza sauce
Sliced mozzarella cheese
Mini pepperoni
Chopped parsley or basil

Instructions

Place grill pan on grill and preheat over medium high heat. Toss zucchini slices in a little bit of olive oil so each piece is lightly coated.
When grill is preheated, quickly place zucchini slices on grill pan. Cook for 2 minutes. Remove pan from grill (don’t forget your grill mitts!) and turn zucchini over. Top each zucchini slice with a dollop of pizza sauce, a slice of cheese and pepperoni. Return pan to grill and cook until cheese is melted, about 1 -2 minutes.
Remove grill pan from grill and allow to cool slightly. Serve immediately.

TIPS FOR BBQ:

  1. Place your grill pan on the grill when you preheat it. This ensures the zucchini gets a nice sear from the moment it hits the heat.
  2. Cut your zucchini about 1/3” thick. Any thinner than that and your zucchini slices won’t hold their shape as well after cooking.
  3. Unless you can work super fast, I suggest removing the grill pan from the grill to add the sauce, cheese and pepperoni and then putting it back on the flames to finish cooking. Much easier than burning your forearms or fingers. (Don’t forget your grilling mitts!)
  4. Allow these to cool slightly on the grill pan after you remove them from the heat so the sauce and cheese can “set”.
  5. These Grilled Zucchini Pizza Bites are best warm, so serve them immediately after grilling. Grilled zucchini will start to release its juices after sitting for too long.

*Recipe posted by Garnish with Lemons


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