Spring vegetables and herbs can create an endless combination of healthy and yummy dishes. This recipe can be served as a side dish to accompany almost anything. It’s wonderful with fish, chicken, barbeque meats or any other protein source you prefer. It’s very simple and so pretty on the table.
1 large zucchini, sliced very thin
1 small yellow onion, sliced very thin
1 ½ teaspoons olive oil
2 medium vine tomatoes, sliced thin
1 Tablespoon fresh parsley
5 fresh basil leaves
¼ teaspoon Kosher salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
Olive oil flavored cooking spray
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, combine zucchini, onions and olive oil. Add parsley, basil, salt and pepper and combine well. Spray an oven safe dish with olive oil cooking spray. Create a pattern of alternating 3-4 zucchini slices with onion mixture and a slice of tomato until all the vegetables are in the dish. Top with a light mist of olive oil cooking spray. Sprinkle top with Parmesan cheese. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil and continue to bake another 20-25 minutes until cheese is nicely browned and vegetables are soft.
This can be made with your vegetables of choice. If you need to lower the sodium content, use less added salt. You may also experiment with your favorite herbs. Garlic, thyme and rosemary are other suggested additions if you wish to increase the flavor. Reduced fat Parmesan cheese can also be used to slightly decrease the fat and calorie content.