Hey friends! How is summertime treating you? On my end, there’s been lots of travel (with more to come!), lots of yoga, and of course, lots of food. While I have not been the best at photographing what I eat, I promise that I have not only been eating but also cooking.
Usually, I go into the grocery store with some kind of a plan – generally, broken down into lunches, snacks, and dinners. From that plan comes my grocery list. Lately, I have no plan. And when I am plan-less, I am confused. Yesterday, I walked aimlessly through the grocery store trying to figure out what the heck I wanted to eat this week. And out of thin air came the thought of zucchini pizzas. Probably because I’ve come across this idea a few times via social media.
Well, I decided to come up with my version of it. Here it is, completely from scratch (including the sauce!). I thought it came out tasting pretty delicious, and I hope you enjoy it, too!
- 3 zucchinis, chopped in half width-wise, and then again lengthwise. (If the slices are too thick, slice again lengthwise).
- 6 Roma tomatoes, chopped
- 3 cloves of garlic, chopped
- Pam spray or olive oil spray
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1 tsp dried rosemary
- Salt/pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup part-skim ricotta
- 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Place the zucchini slices on a foiled + greased baking sheet. Spray the zucchini with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place in the oven for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, remove, flip the slices over, and bake for another 10 minutes.
To make the sauce: place the olive oil and garlic in a large pot over medium-high heat. When the garlic has softened (do not burn!) pour in the chopped tomatoes. Stir frequently for 6-8 minutes until a sauce has formed. Season with salt, pepper, and rosemary. Remove from heat and set aside.
To assemble the pizzas: pour a spoonful of sauce over each zucchini slice. This may get messy, but it’s okay! Place a spoonful of ricotta over each slice. Place the pizzas in the oven for 5 minutes. Remove, then add a sprinkle or two of mozzarella over each slice. Place back into the oven for another 5 minutes or until the cheese has melted.