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Zig Zag Zucchini

This zucchini is a fun (and delicious) way to incorporate another veggie into your plate. Slicing the zucchini in a zig-zag pattern allows the olive and salt to soak into the zucchini to boost the flavor after it is baked – and it looks gorgeous! I topped my zucchini with pistachios, vegan feta, and lemon zest, and let me tell you – this flavor combination was great. Enjoy this delicious spring recipe!

Ingredients

Serves 4

2 medium zucchini
Sea salt, to taste
3 T organic olive oil
Crumbled vegan feta (I like the VioLife brand)
Toasted pistachios, chopped
Lemon zest, finely grated
Fresh mint leaves, finely chopped

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cut your zucchini in half (lengthwise) and score with a knife in a crosshatch pattern.
  3. Sprinkle with salt and drizzle olive oil. Rub this mixture into the cracks of the pattern.
  4. Heat olive oil in a frypan over medium-high until very hot.
  5. Place the zucchini (flesh-side down) and fry for 5-6 minutes until golden.
  6. Transfer the zucchini into a pan that can go in the oven, and bake for 15-20 minutes (or until soft and golden)
  7. Remove from the oven, add the toppings, and enjoy!

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