Zucchini Roasted Tomatoes and Chèvre Rounds

I seldom consume a large meal myself. I’m more sort of a bite-size finger-food lover. And these zucchini things are among my new favorites; the simplest but yet so flavorful.

Adapted from Gale Gand.

Makes 24 appetizers, about 8-10 servings

Ingredients:

  • 6 plum tomatoes
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp herbes de Provence
  • Scant ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 medium zucchini
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 oz fresh soft goat cheese
  • About 2 tbsp chopped fresh chives
  • About 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

Preparation:

Heat the oven to 325F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, lightly oil the foil.

Cut the tomatoes into quarters lengthwise. Lay them on a baking sheet (cut side up), drizzle with the olive oil, and sprinkle with the herbes de Provence, salt, and pepper. Roast in the oven for about 2 hours, until the tomatoes are dried and wrinkled and their edges look lightly toasted. Check occasionally to make sure the edges aren’t getting too brown. If they are, turn the oven temperature down to 300F.

Use immediately, or store in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 4 days. Let the tomatoes come to room temperature before serving.

Slice the zucchini into ¼-inch rounds and lay them on a platter. Sprinkle them with a little salt and pepper. Place 1 piece of roasted tomato on each zucchini slice. Pinch a bit of goat cheese on top of each tomato piece. Sprinkle with the chopped chives, drizzle with the olive oil, and serve.

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23 Responses to “Zucchini Roasted Tomatoes and Chèvre Rounds”

  1. I love bite-sized foods, too! I can’t wait to try these out. What cute little bites. Plus, I adore zucchini, so this treat really does seem up my alley. Delish!

  2. I also love tiny things, cause you can eat a lot thinking you’re not eating much ahahah! I adore anything with zuchini, not to talk about chèver so I wouls be in heaven with this!

  3. That looks very tasty indeed! I’ll have ten please :D

  4. how delightful! these little bites are elegant yet totally doable. very nice, vera!

  5. Very elegant and yummy looking. I love zucchini!! You add cheese… what’s there not to love?!

  6. oh these look wonderful and so good. I love these bites :)

  7. simply and flavorful: it’s just what I’m looking for! These little bites seems so delicious…

  8. Looks so simple yet delicious. Lovely combination of flavours.

  9. Gale Gand can do no wrong and neither can you. Very nice,

  10. OMG!! they just look awesome!!

  11. Hi Vera,

    Sorry I’ve been away so long… dramas at home, an all that.

    These look fabulous, and I have goat cheese in the fridge!

    Kate

  12. These zucchinis look great. Such a nice presentation…and I love the combination of the ingredients that you have on it. Really nice.

  13. Thank you, everybody, very much for your kind comments! I appreciate it truly!

  14. What a simple yet elegant little treat

  15. I’m having a little luncheon on Friday and this will be a nice way to start it off.

  16. What a lovely light hors d’oeuvre Vera!

  17. Those look so fresh and delicious! Perfect for summer!

  18. Leslie, Eileen, Laurie, CookiePie, thank you very much!

  19. It’s so simple…great alternative to a bready appetizer.

  20. MMMMMM….looks tasty!! yum Yum,…what a lovely appetizer!

  21. I can’t wait until the zucchini from my garden are ready to eat and I plan to make these right away!

  22. My garden is about to explode with zucchini, I am going to have to try these!

  23. Justalittlepiece, Sophie, thank you!

    April, Joanna, how lucky you are to grow zucchini in your own garden. I can only successfully grow weeds :)

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