“Grilled” Zucchini and Cheese Canapés

These elegant appetizer bites are ready in about 10 minutes, start to finish.

The other morning I went out for coffee with a couple of friends, and we happened upon a tiny little place I had never been to before. They had the best mini baguette sandwiches! Fresh cheese, flash grilled (or pan “grilled” if you’re like me and don’t want to fuss with the grill for a few zucch slices) zucchini nestled inside a crispy on the outside, tender on the inside baguette. Of course THAT was going to be a repeat. I mean, my God, it was so good, and obviously simple to make.

These make great appetizers, but they also make a great healthy breakfast. They go great with coffee (tested by the girls!), but I think a nice glass of white would be equally acceptable. Or a bloody mary if that’s the way you want to go. Who am I to judge? :)

Ingredients: (serves 4 as an appetizer, 2 for breakfast)

1 baguette of choice, sliced into thin rounds (oblongs? ovals?), you can toast these a bit if you like, but they were just fine as is, imo.
1/4 pound (100 grams) fresh white cheese, sliced to top each slice of bread.
1 medium to  large sized zucchini (or 2-3 smaller ones), sliced on the diagonal (so that the slices mimic the bread)
1 roasted red pepper, peeled and sliced into strips (I just buy the jarred kind)
a spritz of olive oil
salt and cracked black pepper to taste


Slice your bread and arrange on a serving plate.
Heat a skillet over medium high heat and lightly spritz with olive oil.
Quickly pan grill the zucch slices until lightly browned on both sides.
Layer cheese, then zucchini slices, and garnish with a slice of pepper.
Season with salt and pepper and serve.
They’re that easy. :)

28 Responses to ““Grilled” Zucchini and Cheese Canapés”

  1. I agree, a glass of wine would be just the thing!!! Lovely stuff, I also think that goat’s cheese would be my cheese of choice!!!

  2. Oooh, these look delicious.

  3. It’s the simple ideas that are usually the most delicious ones. Love these!

  4. These would be perfect for a light lunch..I had better get some zucchini:D

  5. Mmmmm…. That looks and sounds delish! I’m a big fan of simple and quick…

  6. wow those look good.

    oh… *snicker* pork balls.

  7. These are so pretty, I’m sure they taste amazing too! I’m having a dinner party this weekend, I just might put these on the menu.

  8. Yeah, it does look really good Nikki! I thought at first it was a tomato on top– that would be a nice way to go too, huh? :)

  9. Very nice stuff , thanks for sharing dude . It really show me a new sense :-)

  10. These look great – I will be making them soon!!!

  11. oh, man.

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  13. simplicity at its finest. bravo, nikki!

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  15. Isn’t it wonderful when you can put together something that looks this amazing and have it also be delicious. I love it

  16. Yes yes yes. I love things like this. And I’ll take the glass of wine, thank you! ;)

  17. This is Fan-tastic! I am so glad I stumbled across your site! This is definitely going to the next housewarming party!

  18. What kind of white cheese. i would love to make them for my hubbys bd party, but not sure what type of cheese might be best…?? thanks

  19. I used “Queso Fresco,” but you could use any cheese, really—whatever you like best.

  20. It looks yummy and healthy…. i’ll try this as soon a possible, but what kind of white cheese will i used? thanks

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  22. This is a fabulous appetizer!

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  25. yummy nikki its looking superb and i hope it is very very tasty

  26. aha its very tasty dish

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  28. Yummy

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