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Zucchini Rolls with Cream Cheese

August 11th, 2018 in Appetizers & Snacks by
Total cooking time: 1h
Zucchini Rolls with Cream Cheese

As zucchini season is in full swing I want to share a recipe for this amazing appetizer: zucchini rolls with cream cheese, garlic and fresh herbs stuffing.

I must say it is one of my favorite finger foods. I think I can eat the whole plate of these by myself.

Use mandoline to slice zucchini here, it will make life much easier and will speed process up a lot.

If you want to reduce oil intake – roasting zucchini in the oven in grilling skillet can be an option to.

Ingredients:


How to prepare, step-by-step:

  1. Prepare ingredients:
    Zucchini Rolls with Cream Cheese: Step 1
    Zucchini Rolls with Cream Cheese: Step 1
  2. Cut off stems from zucchini and slice them lengthwise into stripes. I used setting a bit thicker than thinnest on my mandoline:
    Zucchini Rolls with Cream Cheese: Step 2
    Zucchini Rolls with Cream Cheese: Step 2
  3. Salt each slice of zucchini generously from each side and arrange them all on a plate. Set aside for 15-20 mins. They will produce juice, so use big enough plate to make sure it will not overflow:
    Zucchini Rolls with Cream Cheese: Step 3
    Zucchini Rolls with Cream Cheese: Step 3
  4. In a mixing bowl mash cream cheese with a fork a bit to soften it up:
    Zucchini Rolls with Cream Cheese: Step 4
    Zucchini Rolls with Cream Cheese: Step 4
  5. Add chopped dill and parsley:
    Zucchini Rolls with Cream Cheese: Step 5
    Zucchini Rolls with Cream Cheese: Step 5
  6. Press garlic:
    Zucchini Rolls with Cream Cheese: Step 6
    Zucchini Rolls with Cream Cheese: Step 6
  7. Season with salt and pepper to taste:
    Zucchini Rolls with Cream Cheese: Step 7
    Zucchini Rolls with Cream Cheese: Step 7
  8. And mix:
    Zucchini Rolls with Cream Cheese: Step 8
    Zucchini Rolls with Cream Cheese: Step 8
  9. Rinse zucchini stripes of salt in cold water, pat them dry with paper towels.
  10. Warm up skillet with olive oil. Fry each slice from both sides until colored:
    Zucchini Rolls with Cream Cheese: Step 10
    Zucchini Rolls with Cream Cheese: Step 10
  11. Move cooked zucchini to a paper towel to remove excess of oil:
    Zucchini Rolls with Cream Cheese: Step 11
    Zucchini Rolls with Cream Cheese: Step 11
  12. When zucchini slices are cooled down to room temperature, it is time to assemble rolls:
    Spread cream cheese stuffing
    Spread cream cheese stuffing
    Carefully fold it into a roll
    Carefully fold it into a roll
    Secure with a toothpick
    Secure with a toothpick

  13. Repeat with all zucchini slices:
    Zucchini Rolls with Cream Cheese: Step 12
    Zucchini Rolls with Cream Cheese: Step 12
  14. And serve as appetizer:
    Zucchini Rolls with Cream Cheese
    Zucchini Rolls with Cream Cheese
Enjoy!

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