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Hasselback Roasted Zucchini

Hasselback Roasted Zucchini

⏲ Total Time
25 minutes

🧂 Ingredients

  • 4 medium zucchini
  • 2 cup basil
  • 2 tsp capers
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 3 clove garlic
  • some sea salt
  • 0.25 tsp black pepper
  • 1.5 cup whole wheat couscous
  • 0.25 cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 Tbsp Tahini
  • 3 Tbsp lemon juice

🍳 Cookware

  • 1 15×10-inch baking pan
  • 1 parchment paper
  • 1 food processor
  • 1 medium bowl

📝 Instructions

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a 15×10-inch baking pan with parchment paper. If necessary, remove a thin slice from one side of each zucchini so it sits flat. Cut each in half crosswise. On a cutting board arrange two chopsticks or wooden spoons lengthwise on either side of zucchini. Cut zucchini crosswise into 1/4-inch slices, stopping when knife reaches chopsticks (to prevent slicing all the way through). Arrange zucchini in prepared pan.

Step 2

In a food processor combine basil and/or parsley; capers; lemon zest; 2 cloves of the garlic, minced; the sea salt; and black pepper. Pulse until chopped and well combined. Transfer to a medium bowl. Stir in whole wheat couscous and nutritional yeast. Spoon mixture between slices of zucchini. Spoon any remaining filling over or around zucchini. Roast, uncovered, 25 minutes or until lightly browned and tender.

Step 3

For Tahini Sauce, in a small food processor combine tahini, lemon juice, and remaining garlic. Process until smooth, gradually adding 2 to 4 tablespoons of water until drizzling consistency.

Step 4

Serve zucchini drizzled with Tahini Sauce.

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