Zucchini Bites with Paprika Greek Yogurt Recipe

Rating 5.0
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These zucchini bites make a great appetizer or a snack. Tender rounds of zucchini are sprinkled with Parmesan and cheddar cheese and then topped with a tangy paprika Greek yogurt for a flavorful and easy dish.
Brunch
Mediterranean
12
ingredients
9
steps
30
minutes
Brazil-born Chef Mateus brings distinct international flair to his corner of the culinary world. He's worked in kitchens around the globe, including in eateries in Australia, New Zealand, New York and California. He's also served as head chef at the U.S. Embassy in Paris. Chef Mateus currently owns and operates a meal prep and delivery service in NYC and is eager to share his knowledge with chefs of all skill levels.

Ingredients

Servings:
8
For the Zucchini Bites with Paprika Greek Yogurt
3
large zucchini, see notes 1
3-4 tblsp
extra-virgin olive oil
salt and pepper, to taste
1
batch of paprika Greek yogurt, see below
1/3 cup(s)
shredded Parmigiano Reggiano
1/3 cup(s)
extra-sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 cup(s)
thinly chopped scallions
For the Paprika Greek Yogurt
1/4 cup(s)
Greek yogurt
1 tsp
extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp
paprika
1/2 tsp
salt
1/4 tsp
ground black pepper

Directions 9 steps | 30 Minutes

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 400°F for 10 minutes before prepping the zucchini. Trim both ends of the zucchini and slice into 1-inch thick rounds.

Step 2

In a large bowl, add the sliced zucchini rounds and extra-virgin olive oil. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Toss the zucchini rounds until evenly coated.

Step 3

On two sheet pans, place the zucchini rounds in a single layer making sure they do not overlap. (See notes 2.)

Step 4

Roast the zucchini rounds for 12 minutes, or until it is halfway cooked.

Step 5

While the zucchini rounds are roasting, prepare the paprika Greek yogurt. In a bowl, mix the Greek yogurt, extra-virgin olive oil, paprika, salt and pepper. Set aside.

Step 6

Prepare the cheese by combining the Parmigiano Reggiano and extra-sharp cheddar cheese in a bowl. Set aside.

Step 7

Remove the zucchini from the oven and turn the oven to broil. Evenly sprinkle the cheese mixture on top of the zucchini. Be mindful not to add too much cheese, as the cheese should melt.

Step 8

Broil the zucchini for 3 minutes or until the cheese is melted and golden in color. 

Step 9

Top each zucchini bite with ½ tablespoon of paprika Greek yogurt and garnish with thinly sliced scallions. Enjoy!


Notes:

  1. 4 medium-sized zucchinis will work if large zucchini are not available.
  2. Make sure that there is at least an inch of space in between the zucchini rounds to ensure even roasting. 

Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
152
FAT
11.8 g
PROTEIN
6.8 g
CARBS
6.4 g

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Jolee S.

Jolee

22 Jul 2022

Perfect simple indulgent yet healthy snack.

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