Someone pointed out to me that I rarely offer ummmm “diet friendly” or low-calorie recipes. I’m going to try & do better for you guys (& for me too). This little appetizer/snack is what I like to call “light bites” – & no I don’t know how many points they have but I’m sure it isn’t a lot ; )

These tasty little bites are perfect for entertaining or just adding more vegetables into your meals.

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Tomato & Zucchini Towers
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A vegetable loaded appetizer for summer entertaining or snacking.
Serves: 14
  • 2 medium-sized zucchini, sliced into ½ inch sections
  • 4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 TBSP fresh basil leaves, shredded
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 4 Roman Tomatoes, sliced into ¼ inch sections
  • approximately ¼ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  1. Pre heat your oven to 350
  2. Add zucchini, garlic, basil leaves, black pepper, garlic salt & half the amount of balsamic vinegar to a skillet & place on a medium heat.
  3. After 5 minutes flip the zucchini pieces & add the remaining balsamic vinegar.
  4. Cook for another 5 minutes.
  5. Remove the zucchini pieces for the heat & place them on a foil lined baking sheet.
  6. Make a tower layered of zucchini, tomato & zucchini.
  7. Insert tooth picks & sprinkle mozzarella cheese over the tops.
  8. Bake for 5 minutes
  9. Serve hot & enjoy.
You may need more cheese depending on the size of zucchini & tomato slices you are using. I tried to use similar sized smaller slices for presentation purposes.