Zucchini Toast ( Healthy Starter Recipe )


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Spreads transform simple breads and toasts into lavish fare! This spread is a nice combo water-filled zucchini, and vitamin rich parsley pepped up with the flavours of lemon, chillies and walnuts. You would not head for fat-laden butter and cheese after you have tasted brown bread with this delectable spread!

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Preparation Time: 
Makes 8 toasts
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Ingredients


For The Zucchini Spread (makes Approx. 3/4 Cup)
3/4 cup thickly grated zucchini (unpeeled)
2 tbsp chopped parsley
1/2 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 tbsp olive oil
1/4 tsp crushed garlic (lehsun)
1/2 tsp green chilli paste
salt and freshly ground black pepper (kalimirch) powder to taste
1/2 tbsp chopped and roasted walnuts (akhrot)

For Serving
1 small whole wheat french bread loaf (cut into 8 slices)

Method
For the zucchini spread

  1. Squeeze the zucchini with hands to remove the excess water.
  2. Combine all the ingredients, except the walnuts, and blend in a mixer to a smooth paste.
  3. Transfer the paste to a bowl, add the walnuts and mix well.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour.
  5. Divide the spread into 8 equal portions and keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. Just before serving, toast the bread slices in a sandwich griller till they are brown and crispy from both the sides.
  2. Apply a portion of the spread evenly over each bread slice.
  3. Serve immediately.
Nutrient values Per Toast
Nutritive value per toastEnergyProteinCarbohydratesFatFibreFolic acid
38 calories 1.1 gm 5.5 gm 1.2 gm 0.3 gm 6.1 mcg
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 on 04 Aug 12 12:41 PM


This dip served with toast is great for a party...it is very different and easy to make...the lemon juice, garlic, chilli paste, parsley blended with zucchini, just taste perfect....walnuts add a nice crunch to this dip..