So I don't know about you, but when I head to the Farmers Market I buy A LOT. I buy what looks fresh, most ripe, in- season, and then I buy huge, random ingredients that I do not always know what I will do with. That is how this recipe came about. I bought this enormous "Eight-ball Zucchini" that was literally bigger than the size of my head. Just look at it compared to the tomatoes! So here I was just looking at this HUGE zucchini in my kitchen. It was just waiting and sitting there. So I thought and thought and here is the out come... My mind was made up... "I am making this into Bruschetta and the foundation of this bruschetta is going to be the zucchini sliced like bread." I know! Who am I?! But wait, it gets better... I made this into 2 different versions. One is a hummus, tomato, and basil bruschetta and the other is a goat cheese, tomato, and basil bruschetta! Amazing, right?! This snack is easy, delicious, and so light and good for you, you just can't go wrong. Give it a chance. 🙂 You will also love my "Zucchini Canoes" and my "Zucchini Muffins". Enjoy~
- 1 big "Eight-ball" Zucchini, sliced like bread into 4-7 slices-divided
- 2 heirloom tomatoes, sliced (or beef steak)-divided
- 1-2 oz of goat cheese, plain or herb
- 1/3 cup hummus, any flavor
- 1 bunch of basil, julienned
- Salt and Pepper to taste, I also use Lemon Pepper (to bring out the flavor)
- Olive oil, to drizzle at the end
- Wash your zucchini and slice into 1/4-inch slices. Depending on how big your zucchini is -you should have about 4-7 slices.
- Slice your tomatoes.
- For the hummus version-Take half the slices of the zucchini and spread with the hummus evenly. Top with some tomato slices,basil, salt, pepper, lemon, pepper, and then drizzle with olive oil. Those are done.
- For the goat cheese version-Now take the remaining zucchini slices and layer with the remaining tomatoes, now the goat cheese, and basil. Finish with salt, pepper, and lemon pepper, and another drizzle of olive oil. Now those are done.
- You have the option to broil both of these. I ate them right away because they are so good. If you want to broil them- I would use a high broil for about 5-7 mins. Enjoy!