Grilled Zucchini Roll-Ups with Ricotta and Herbs

Grilled Zucchini Roll-Ups with Ricotta and Herbs

A quick and easy veggie appetizer, perfect for summer entertaining
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Grilled Zucchini, Ricotta
Servings: 24
Calories: 154kcal


  • 3 Medium zucchini
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 1/3 cup Ricotta cheese
  • 2 tbsp Fresh mint, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup Fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 24 Whole basil leaves
  • Salt & pepper
  • Tomato sauce, for serving (optional)


  • Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium-high heat.
  • Remove both ends from the zucchini. Use a mandoline or sharp chef's knife to slice the zucchini lengthwise into slices 1/4-inch thick. Lightly brush each side of the zucchini slices with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper just before placing on the grill. Place zucchini on the grill in a single layer; don't let the slices overlap — cook in batches if necessary. Cook for about 2 minutes. Flip and cook for another 2 minutes on the other side. When done, the zucchini should feel soft enough to roll and have light grill marks. Remove the zucchini from the grill, and place on a baking sheet to cool completely.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, basil, mint, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and freshly ground black pepper, and stir together.
  • At this point, both the zucchini and cheese mixture can be refrigerated for a few days, until you're ready to serve.
  • To assemble, spread a thin layer of ricotta cheese across a strip of zucchini. Place a whole basil leaf at one end of the zucchini, and starting at that end, roll up the zucchini. Set aside, and repeat with the remainder of the slices.

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories154
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 12g 19%
    • Saturated Fat 5.3g 27%
  • Sodium 377.9mg 16%
  • Total Carbohydrate 5.0g 2%
    • Dietary Fiber 1.2g 5%
    • Sugars 2.6g
  • Protein 7.5g 15%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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    Written by Lisa Yarde

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