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Crispy Vegetarian Zucchini Rounds

Preparation 20 min
Total 40 min
4 Servings

These Crispy Vegetarian Zucchini Rounds are a great opportunity to fit more veggies into mealtimes. This vegetarian-friendly recipe includes Dempster’s® 100% Whole Grains Multigrain Bread, shredded cheese and a blend of spices to create a crunchy snack both kids and adults will enjoy. It's a tasty snack that makes a great party appetizer too. Serves four.

INGREDIENTS

2 slices Dempster’s® 100% Whole Grains Multigrain Bread, toasted 4 tsp (20 mL) chopped fresh parsley 1 tsp (5 mL) garlic powder 2 eggs 2 medium zucchini, sliced into 1/4-inch (5 mm) thick rounds 1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil 1/2 cup (125 mL) shredded Cheddar cheese

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C). In food processor, pulse toasted bread to make crumbs. Transfer to shallow bowl; toss with parsley and garlic powder. In separate bowl, lightly beat eggs; one at a time, dip zucchini rounds into egg mixture and dredge in bread crumb mixture, pressing to adhere. Arrange on parchment paper-lined baking sheet; drizzle with oil. Bake, turning halfway through, for 18 to 20 minutes or until golden and tender; let cool slightly. Sprinkle half of the zucchini rounds with cheese. Sandwich with remaining rounds. Return to oven and bake for about 5 minutes or until cheese is melted and sandwiches are crispy. Tip: Serve with warmed marinara sauce for dipping, or serve as a side dish for dinner.