When I lived in Italy as a missionary for my church, I fell in love with a zucchini pizza that I had in Consenza. The zucchini were drenched in olive oil and beautifully sauteed. The mozzarella was so fresh and the crust was thin and crispy from the rustic wood oven. Che nostalgia!
This is my attempt to recreate the zucchini pizza on a little lighter scale. You know that when you are on a diet pretty much anything tastes good, but I actually loved this and it was very filling. I started another biggest loser competition on March 1st, so the game is ON! The next 12 weeks will be me....on a diet. Stay tuned for tips on food prep, exercise, snacks and other diet related tidbits that I have discovered. But first......zucchini pizza.
Drizzle 1 TBSP olive oil in a pan on medium heat. Add zucchini and season with garlic salt. Cook until zucchini is soft. In the mean time, place the two halves of the sandwich thin on a cookie sheet and spread 1 TBSP of pizza sauce on each half. Sprinkle on cheese and top with prepared zucchini. Sprinkle top of pizza with basil and Parmesan. Put in 400 degree oven for 10 minutes and then put under broiler for 1-2 minutes to brown the cheese.
I love to bake and cook, but it seems like I am always on a diet. To keep my sanity, I give myself one "cheat day " a week. On that day I have permission to splurge a little. I'd hate to do a cooking blog that was all healthy recipes, so I created Cheat Day Cafe so that I could share some of my non-diet recipes too. Cheat days make life more interesting! So here is a collection of healthy, real person, family recipes and a few "cheats" thrown in for fun.