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Lemony Zucchini Bruschetta


This is an easy hors d'oeuvre that uses thinly sliced marinated zucchini, with a drizzle of olive oil before and after broiling.

  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, May 2010


  • 2 medium zucchini, thinly sliced lengthwise using a vegetable peeler or mandoline
  • 1 lemon
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 4 slices crusty bread, 1/2 inch thick
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
  • 1 or 2 wide shavings Parmesan


  1. In a medium bowl, toss together zucchini and zest and juice from 1 lemon; season with coarse salt and ground pepper. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate at room temperature until zucchini is softened, about 30 minutes.

  2. Heat broiler, with rack in top position. On a rimmed baking sheet, place 4 slices crusty bread, 1/2 inch thick, in a single layer. Drizzle extra-virgin olive oil over each slice. Broil until browned around edges and tops are toasted, 2 minutes, rotating sheet frequently. To serve, divide zucchini among toasts, cutting bruschetta in half if desired. Top each with 1 or 2 wide shavings Parmesan and a drizzle of oil.

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  • lamongillo
    26 JAN, 2014
    Easy to make, a delight for your guest, and 'something different' for what to make with zucchini besides the boring by-the-book recipes!