Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Late Summer Zukes!

Hard as I try to let go, summer keeps hanging on to me.  While others are simmering chili and looking forward to the cooler days, zucchini and basil are still plentiful in my kitchen.

I wondered how the chilies and basil would blend.  Turns out they're a good match and a great combination for a quick side dish.  Plated with sausage and peppers, tomatoes, and my beloved figs, it made a colorful and tasty dinner.

Zucchini Bake

2 teaspoons olive oil
1 pound zucchini, halved lengthwise and cut in 1/4" slices
1 medium onion, chopped
1 egg
1 (4-ounce) can chopped chilies
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 ounces reduced fat Cheddar, grated (about 1/2 cup)

Preheat oven to 350°F.  Coat 8 by 8-inch baking pan with olive oil spray.  In 10-inch nonstick skillet, warm olive oil over medium heat.  Add zucchini and onion, stir, then cover and cook for 15 minutes until soft.

Beat egg in mixing bowl.  Stir in chilies, basil, salt, and pepper.  Allow vegetables to cool five minutes, drain off any liquid, then stir into egg mixture.  Pour into prepared baking pan and sprinkle with Cheddar.

Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until hot and bubbly.  Makes 4 servings, 2 points plus and 119 calories each.

Now . . . letting go of summer a little bit . . .

Welcome to Fall Crawl Day 3!! 

Please go visit Letty at Bella Vida by Letty to see her creative fall idea!

Fall Crawl Schedule
Sept 19th - Mariyn -
Sept 20th - Kellie -
**Sept 21st - Letty -**
Sept 22nd - Lorie -
Sept 23rd - Abby -  

Abby's will also include our 1st blog hop Linky Party
Sept 24th Tracy -
Sept 25th - Kimba -
Sept 26th - Jacqueline -
Sept 27th - Jillian -

Sept 28th - Kim&Lars
Sept 29th - DEIA

Sept 30th - Meli -
October 1st - Renee -
Renee's will be our Second blog hop /Linky Party
October 2nd - Giveaway & thanks to all that joined us in on the crawl.

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  1. wow, only 2 pts! sounds delicious!

  2. I love zucchini and that looks so good.

    Thanks for the mention.