November 21, 2011

Zucchini rolls with almond, rosemary and lemon stuffing


Hi friends, 

Did you have a nice weekend? 

I have been having really efficient phase recently and I finally feel like I am getting on top of things. I really hope it stays like this, especially when December is shaping up to be a very busy month!

Since I was getting things organised this weekend, I also had time to try a couple of new recipes. These zucchini rolls, stuffed with a delicious almond crumble are a perfect food for summer parties, but you could use the same stuffing for any other seasonal veggies - try thinly sliced pumpkin or sweet potato even! 

Mixed with finely chopped fresh rosemary, a couple of wedges of those simple preserved lemons I made earlier, and fried in virgin coconut oil until the beautiful nutty aromas swift in the air, this crumble was truly sensational. Perfect weekend snack food!


Zucchini rolls with almond, rosemary and lemon stuffing
(serves 2-4)

3 zucchinis/courgettes, thinly sliced (you could also use sweet potato, aubergines or pumpkins)
1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil or coconut oil
70g almond meal
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
zest of 2 preserved lemon wedges, finely chopped
1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil or coconut oil, extra

1. Brush the thinly cut zucchini slices with a little bit of oil. Heat a grill pan on medium high and grill the slices for a few minutes on each side. The slices should be just tender, but please don't be tempted to overcook them! 

2. Mix the almond meal, rosemary and lemon zest in a bowl. Heat a small amount of coconut oil in a frying pan and add the crumble mixture. Fry for 5-10 minutes, stirring and moving the mixture frequently, until the crumble starts to release its nutty aromas. Be careful not to let it burn! 

3. To assemble, place a teaspoon of stuffing on each zucchini slice and roll up. Use a small wooden pick to hold the rolls together. Serve room temperature.

21 comments:

  1. What a great snack, Maria! Always looking at new ways to add zucchini on our plate. Beautiful clicks and love those grill marks.

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  2. Sounds so refreshing! What a wonderful melange of flavors :)

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  3. oh I love the look of these! What a great party idea! And your blue plate is so pretty, makes me want to go out prop shopping hehe.

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  4. I will definitely be making these! Such simple ingredients which yield, I'm sure, amazing flavor!

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  5. oh these are so pretty! I love it!

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  6. Lovely rolls! Great flavors.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  7. What cute and colorful little rolls! These would be wonderful to serve on New Year together with some lovely champagne. ;)

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  8. I have been wanting to make courgette rolls for sooo long - thanks for the inspirational nudge to do it, Maria! Hope you had a lovely weekend! xx

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  9. Totally bookmarked. I love the look of this zucchini rolls and this must be REALLY delicious. Can't wait to try this soon!

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  10. Great little snack! I love zucchini...

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  11. These look wonderful and sound delicious!

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  12. This looks really handy. I love the colours you have used

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  13. What an absolutely novel idea. I can' wait to try it.

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  14. Another simple, creative and delicious recipe, thanks!

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  15. Im so in love with zucchinis at the moment. These sound perfect! Great for Christmas canapes too :)

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  16. Never thought of this variant! Thank you :) !

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  17. I love reading your blog and recipes - they bring a little sunshine into the dark, rainy British winter days :-)

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  18. I am obsessed with zucchini at the moment - I will definitely be using this at my next party! ♥

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  19. What a great idea and delicious recipe :)

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  20. Such a creative recipe! it sounds delicious, I added it to my favorite!

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