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Grilled Zucchini with Ricotta

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Grilled Zucchini with Ricotta

Grilled Zucchini with Ricotta - Lots of flavor, low in calories and quick to the table - just perfect

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Health Score:
9,4 / 10
very easy
30 min.

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Nutritional values

The peppers and ricotta in this recipe's topping bring protein and vitamin C to the recipe. This makes them ideal as a meatless veggie dish or as a side dish with grilled meat and fish.

You can always substitute zucchini with antioxidant-rich eggplants.

1 piece contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie67 kcal(3 %)
Protein4 g(4 %)
Fat3 g(3 %)
Carbohydrates5 g(3 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage2 g(7 %)
Vitamin A0.1 mg(13 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E1.4 mg(12 %)
Vitamin B₁0.3 mg(30 %)
Vitamin B₂0.1 mg(9 %)
Niacin1.6 mg(13 %)
Vitamin B₆0.2 mg(14 %)
Folate24 μg(8 %)
Pantothenic acid0.2 mg(3 %)
Biotin3.2 μg(7 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.1 μg(3 %)
Vitamin C45 mg(47 %)
Potassium276 mg(7 %)
Calcium60 mg(6 %)
Magnesium25 mg(8 %)
Iron1.3 mg(9 %)
Iodine5 μg(3 %)
Zinc0.3 mg(4 %)
Saturated fatty acids1.3 g
Uric acid31 mg
Cholesterol7 mg
Development of this recipe:


2 green zucchini
2 yellow zucchini
freshly ground peppers
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large red Bell pepper
2 garlic
1 white onion
½ bunch oregano
3 ½ ounces Ricotta cheese
2 teaspoons Ketchup
1 tablespoon Ajvar
1 tablespoon milk (or milk substitute)
How healthy are the main ingredients?
Ricotta cheeseKetchupolive oiloreganozucchinisalt

Kitchen utensils

1 Cutting board, 1 Paper towel, 1 Large knife, 1 large Aluminum grilling pan, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Brush, 1 Grilling tongs, 1 Small knife, 1 Bowl, 1 Garlic press, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Wooden spoon

Preparation steps

Grilled Zucchini with Ricotta preparation step 1

Rinse zucchini and wipe dry. Cut in half lengthwise and scrape out seeds with a spoon.

Grilled Zucchini with Ricotta preparation step 2

Season zucchini halves with salt and pepper and place cut side up on a large aluminum grill pan.

Grilled Zucchini with Ricotta preparation step 3

Brush zucchini with half of the olive oil and cook on a hot grill for about 8 minutes. Turn halves, brush with the remaining oil and cook another 3-4 minutes.

Grilled Zucchini with Ricotta preparation step 4

Rinse and dry pepper, halve, remove seeds and finely chop. Place pepper in a bowl. Peel garlic and squeeze through a garlic press.

Grilled Zucchini with Ricotta preparation step 5

Peel onion and very finely chop. Rinse oregano, shake dry and pluck leaves. Set aside some of the oregano leaves for garnish. Add the remaining oregano and onion to the bowl.

Grilled Zucchini with Ricotta preparation step 6

Stir in ricotta cheese, ketchup and ajvar. Add milk and stir until creamy. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Grilled Zucchini with Ricotta preparation step 7

Place grilled zucchini and squash halves on a plate. Spread the ricotta topping on each half, sprinkle with remaining oregano and serve immediately.