Friday, May 24, 2013

Baby Zucchinis Roasted With Herbs

Want an elegant zero points plus recipe? (yes, I'm on WW) I'm finally at the age  stage of my life when I can plan a special sit down dinner party. I can use my china and crystal, add beautiful flowers as a centerpiece, and entertain. We can eat a fancy meal, engage in uninterrupted conversation, sip a glass of wine, and enjoy our food. Baby zucchini roasted with fresh herbs makes a great presentation for a special side dish.

I really don't have a dinner party planned right now, but I was inspired the other day when browsing around Trader Joe's ( one of my favorite stores) . I noticed a specialty bag of tiny  baby zucchinis.
Each zucchini was only about the size of a finger and skinny. ($2.99 a bag) 


At first I wondered what you could do with such bite size vegetables and then the idea came to me.
Roast them whole to bring out the sweetness and season with garlic, cherry tomatoes and fresh rosemary. ( seasoned with 21 Salute)

So, I bought a bag and made it for dinner tonight for my husband and me.. The zucchini turned out to be extremely flavorful ,and I was delighted by how quickly they cooked.

Low in calories, high in fiber and nutrients.

Aren't they cute..?  and wouldn't they be a perfect elegant side for a special dinner party?

Also ***  Zero  points plus for Weight Watchers.


What you need: 
10 cherry tomatoes, sliced open
10 slices of garlic
4 sprigs of fresh rosemary
1 bag of mini zucchini, washed and dried ( Trader Joe's)
salt and pepper to taste
21 Salute ( a salt free seasoning mix from Trader Joe's or use any seasonings of choice)
olive oil spray

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lay the zucchini on a cookie sheet that has been covered with parchment. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and 21 Salute.. Spray with olive oil and lay a few sprigs of fresh rosemary over the zucchini.. Cover with cherry tomatoes and garlic.
Bake for 20-25 minutes until zucchini and tomato becomes soft.or make this on the BBQ grill ..
Serve immediately sprinkled with a little fresh lemon juice if desired.

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  1. That is a beautiful bouquet of flowers. This recipe is fantastic, and I love how easy it is.
    My sister and I are hosting a BBQ Block Party-Linky Party today thru Sunday and would love for you to join us. This recipe would be excellent.

    Have a great Memorial Weekend

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  4. Oh boy, cannot wait to try this out. I love roasted vegetables. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Where have I been? I've never even heard of mini zucchini! Awesome! Visiting from Frugal Food Thursday.

    1. I've seen them in some gourmet groceries, but Trader Joe's has a great price for them.
      About 2.99 a bag..

  6. This looks good, and I love those flowers!!
    I'm visiting today from Thursday's Favorite Things.

  7. Hi Judee,
    Your Pink Roses are just beautiful and the Zucchini dish looks wonderful. We will be having Zucchini in the garden soon and this will be a great recipe to try. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a fabulous weekend.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  8. My favorite store too Judee, but I didn't quite as nice of a dish with my baby zucchini. Thanks for sharing it with us on foodie friday.

  9. Oh, yum! This looks delicious! I'll have to share this with my daughter! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  10. Ah my fine china has not seen the day of light yet! How embarrassing is that. Someday it will, once the kids are bigger :) Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

    Cindy from

  11. One day I will have fine china to use for a fancy dinner. The zucchini looks yummy. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friday. I'm featuring you at this week's party.

  12. Very colorful and very delicious! Great recipe and perfect accompaniment for a BBQ!

  13. fancy dinner. The zucchini looks yummy. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friday. I'm featuring you at this week's party.


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