FoodZucchini caprese: Your new favorite snack for every occasion

Zucchini caprese: Your new favorite snack for every occasion

Zucchini Caprese - an idea for dinner or a party
Zucchini Caprese - an idea for dinner or a party
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12:47 PM EDT, July 2, 2024

When I first saw this snack, I knew I would be making it many more times. Zucchini caprese is a true masterpiece that can be part of a party assortment or even an exciting idea for dinner. You'll prepare it in no time!

Caprese is a simple Italian salad made from mozzarella, tomatoes, olive oil, and basil leaves. You can probably imagine what zucchini caprese looks like, which I want to show you today. The addition of zucchini makes the snack more nutritious and, in my opinion, also much tastier. Of course, there will be a bit of a "cheat" because the zucchini caprese will also be baked. It sounds delicious.

Zucchini caprese is an excellent idea for dinner, a movie night snack, or a flagship party menu item. No one has yet found it unappealing, and so far, everyone I've served this appetizer to has devoured it with great enthusiasm. Prepare zucchini caprese at home and see for yourself!

Zucchini caprese


  • 2 zucchinis
  • 2 tomatoes (I use heirloom tomatoes)
  • about 4 oz mozzarella
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • salt and pepper
  • basil leaves

Preparation method:

  1. Wash the zucchinis and cut off the hard ends. Cut the vegetable lengthwise in half. Use a spoon to remove most of the flesh.
  2. Prick the zucchinis with a fork. Spread the mixed spices: salt, pepper, dried basil, oregano, and garlic cloves pressed through a garlic press.
  3. Place the prepared zucchini in a greased baking dish. Bake for 15 minutes at 450°F.
  4. Take the baked vegetable out and arrange the sliced mozzarella and tomatoes on it—alternately, as in caprese. Please put it back in the oven for about 10 minutes.
  5. Serve drizzled with olive oil and garnished with basil leaves. Enjoy!
Caprese, but on zucchini. A perfect idea!
Caprese, but on zucchini. A perfect idea!© Canva | pixelshot
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