Saturday, July 27, 2013

Zucchini pile-ups with cilantro pesto

Zucchini pile-ups with cilantro pesto
Do you have a deluge of zucchinis coming from your garden? You can use up a lot of zucchinis by making Zucchini pile-ups with cilantro pesto and grilled Belgian endive. It's healthy, delicious and ACD-friendly!

 Here's what you need for one serving:

1 yellow zucchini, sliced lengthwise
1 green zucchini, sliced lengthwise
1/4 red onion, sliced into thick pieces
1 Belgian endive, sliced lengthwise in half
Handful of mixed salad greens
1/2 avocado
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
Juice of 1 lime or lemon
1 bunch of cilantro, washed and chopped
1 tsp. olive oil
salt and pepper
Splash of water
Optional toppings: sprinkle of pumpkin seeds, chopped cilantro

 Here's what you do:

First, prepare the cilantro pesto. Toss into a food processor or Magic Bullet-type device, 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds, bunch of cilantro, juice of 1 lime or lemon, 1 tsp. olive oil, salt and pepper, and splash of water. Pulse until thick and creamy. Transfer to a small container and chill in the fridge.

Grill your veggies on the grill or in a stovetop grill pan. Mash the avocado with a fork. Assemble your pile-ups. Start with a base of greens, alternate layers of zucchini strips and cilantro pesto, finish with grilled onion, avocado, and optional pumpkin seeds and chopped cilantro.
Now dig in!

Ready for more zucchini recipes? Zucchini hashbrown nachos is coming up soon.

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Heather @Gluten-Free Cat said...

These sound absolutely delicious! I've been away from my kitchen for a month now, and it's recipes like this that make me miss it the most!!


Sheree Welshimer said...

I'm really enjoying all of my zucchinis from my garden! I bet you are missing your kitchen. How is the moving going?