Created by: Luvcookn
Created on May 8, 2017
Categories: Nuts/Seeds, Walnut, Vegetables, Appetizers, Kale, Budget-Friendly, Quick Meals, Entertaining, Oven Bake, Gluten-Free, Low Carbohydrate, Vegetarian, Make it from scratch, Zucchini, Kosher Dairy (more)
Zucchini & Kale Bites
"These canapes are full of nutrients that are serious brain food. Walnuts are rich in mood-boosting and nerve calming omega-3s."
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Prep Time: 20mPT20M
Cook Time: 20-25mPT20-25M
What a Great, Tasty, Healthy Appetizer- The Zukes were done to my liking without pre-steaming. We really enjoyed this recipe just as is but next time I not sprinkle on top of the cheese. I would let the cheese stay crispy. What a treat using a.... Read more
- 2 cups kale, chopped (roughly chopped)
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (toasted)
- 2 zucchini (medium zucchini, tops removed and cut in half lengthwise)
- 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1 cup grated manchego cheese (or Parmesan cheese)
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
- Olive oil for drizzling, optional
What You Will Need
No special items needed.
Preheat oven to 400F.
Combine the kale and walnuts in a food processor and process until smooth.
In a large saucepan, steam the zucchini for 8-10 minutes, until it begins to soften but is still firm to the touch.
Remove and place the zucchini cut side up on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
In a medium bowl, mix the mayo, half of the kale mixture, half of the cheese and 1 tablespoon of the parsley.
Cover each half of zucchini with a thin layer of the mixture and top with remaining cheese.
Drizzle lightly with olive oil, if using and bake for 20-25 minutes, until the cheese bubbles and starts to brown.
Allow the zucchini boats to cool for a few minutes, then slice into 2 inch chunks and sprinkle with with remaining kale mixture and parsley.
Serve warm or at room temperature.
- Serving Size: 1 (154.8 g)
- Calories 241.1
- Total Fat - 18 g
- Saturated Fat - 4.7 g
- Cholesterol - 19.6 mg
- Sodium - 345.2 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 11 g
- Dietary Fiber - 1.7 g
- Sugars - 2.7 g
- Protein - 12.3 g
- Calcium - 334.8 mg
- Iron - 1.3 mg
- Vitamin C - 54 mg
- Thiamin - 0.1 mg