Zucchini Flowers with Ricotta Cheese

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Zucchini Flowers with Ricotta Cheese
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Description

Appetizers with an Italian twist. When you’re serving up spaghetti or lasagna, this make a perfect before meal complement. Serve them warm for and watch your guests’ faces melt with delight. Great for getting your children to eat their greens. Zucchini covered in two types of delicious cheese will have you downing these in just a few gulps.

Ingredients

12 zucchini blossoms
250 grams ricotta cheese
40 grams parmesan cheese
basil leaves (chopped)
4 tablespoons bread crumbs
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 lemon zest
salt
ground black pepper

Directions

1Open the zucchini flowers, and gently remove the pistil.
2Use a paper towel to scrape off any hairs on outside of flower.
3Mix the ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 2 tablespoons of breadcrumbs, and lemon zest in a salad bowl.
4Add salt and pepper.
5Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
6Grease a baking dish.
7With a small spoon gently put the stuffing in the flower.
8(You can use the opening made to remove the pistil).
9Twist the tip of the flower to close.
10Place the flowers in the dish, drizzle with little bit of olive oil.
11Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of bread crumbs and 2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese.
12Bake for 25 minutes.
13Serve with a mixed green salad with pine nuts.
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NutritionView more

230Calories
Sodium19%DV450mg
Fat28%DV18g
Protein22%DV11g
Carbs2%DV6g
Fiber0%DV0g

PER SERVING *

Calories230Calories from Fat160
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat18g28%
Saturated Fat8g40%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol40mg13%
Sodium450mg19%
Potassium95mg3%
Protein11g22%
Calories from Fat160
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate6g2%
Dietary Fiber0g0%
Sugars0g0%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.