6.27.2011

Mangia Mondays:: Cheesy Zucchini and Red Onion Appetizer

Hi friends and welcome to Mangia Monday! 

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I took about 1,000 photos of this yummy appie for you, and between the camera and the computer all the photos disappeared into a black hole, never to be seen again, so allow me to substitute this photo from Bon Appetit, from where the recipe hails (August 2006).  Yes, it is as good as it looks!!
Cheesy Zucchini and Red Onion Flatbread
I make this a bunch of times over the summer when zucchini is in season and it is always gobbled up very quickly.  Anything that has Alouette in it is sure to be hit as far as I'm concerned!  It's a must-try!

Cheesy Zucchini and Red Onion Appetizer
Ingredients:
nonstick vegetable oil spray
1 10 oz. tube refrigerated pizza dough
3/4 cup garlic and herb cheese spread (Alouette), divided
3/4 c finely grated Parmesan cheese, divided
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, divided
1 small red onion
1 7-8" zucchini
olive oil

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Line baking sheet with parchment paper; spray with veg. oil spray.

Unroll dough onto parchment.  Spread half of herb cheese over 1 long half of dough, leaving 1/2" plain border. 

Sprinkle with half of Parmesan and 2 T of parsley. 

Using parchment as aid, fold plan half of dough over filled half (do not seal edges).  Spread remaining herb cheese over top; sprinkle with remaining Parmesan. 

Slice zucchini and red onion into 1/8" rounds.  Arrange alternating rows of zucchini and onion down 1 long side of dough. 

Brush with oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper. 

Bake until puffed and deep brown at edge, about 24 minutes. 

Sprinkle with 1 T of parsley.  Let cool slightly and slice into serving size pieces and serve warm!

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7 comments:

Val said...

That recipe looks delightful!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I can't wait to try your recipe! It looks and sounds delicious!!

Privet and Holly said...

Had to hop over
and see what was
cooking! This looks
wonderful. I will be
at my parents at the
end of next month and
my dad is sure to have
zucchini galore, so
I will bring this along
to make. They always
enjoy it when I cook
up something fun for
them to try! Hope your
week is off to a great
start....
xx Suzanne

Mandi@TidbitsfromtheTremaynes said...

You know that I just love ya for posting a zucchini recipe? Afraid I might have it running out of my ears soon. . .

ladybehindthecurtain.com said...

This looks so yummy! I'm have a recipe only link party "Cast Party Wednesday" and this would be perfect. Would you come over and share some of your recipes with us?
Thanks,
I hope to see you there!

alissa said...

oh, looks delish! I just picked my first zucchini from my garden last week. I need to make this sometime this summer!

Rene said...

That bread looks like it would please my crowd! I'm adding the ingredients to my grocery list immediately :)