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Zucchini, Cherry Tomato, and Gorgonzola Bites

Grill-roasted zucchini, cherry tomato and Gorgonzola bites, these go down like candy. Savory candy. I mean how can you resist salty creamy blue cheese tucked into lightly charred zucchini rounds and capped with a baby tomato?

Zucchini, Cherry Tomato, and Gorgonzola Bites on a blue plattter

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Robbie and I are glamping–camping in our almost vintage Holiday Rambler trailer–on our property across the Columbia River from Hood River Oregon. When we’re here, dinner comes, almost exclusively, off on the grill and its sidekick, a Coleman stove. Like so, these colorful one-bite nibbles are blessed with beautiful golden char.

zucchini and cherry tomatoes fin wooden bowl

Our neighbors here have plentiful vegetable gardens and we’re always grateful when they gift us with as much zucchini and sweet gold and red cherry tomatoes as we can eat. So far, they’ve given us zucchini that are the perfect size–smaller diameter zucchini make the best appetizer-size bites.

filling zucchini with Gorgonzola cheese and tomatoes

What if you only have larger zucchini?

  • There are times when all you have are large zucchini. If that’s the case, cut wider rounds, about 1-inch thick, and hollow them out. Char on the grill, and fill and top with more cheese and more than one cherry tomato half, and serve them as a dinner vegetable.
  • If you have a gigantic zucchini, you can make a pie! You will love this zucchini pie with oat almond crumble topping. It tastes like apple pie! Bonus–this pie uses up 3 to 4 pounds of zucchini!
  • Love chocolate?  You could grate that big ole’ zucchini for tender chocolate honey zucchini muffins.

Hollowing out zucchini for rings, on a wooden board with spoon and knife

Recipe notes for Zucchini, Cherry Tomato, and Gorgonzola Bites:

  • These little nibbles are best served soon after they’re made. Because, after some time, the cooked zucchini takes on that mushy zucchini texture many people don’t care for.
  • Use a perforated vegetable grilling tray to keep the rounds from falling through the grill grates. If you don’t have a grill, give the zucchini golden char by searing the hollowed rounds stovetop, in a hot cast iron skillet.

Zucchini, Cherry Tomato, and Gorgonzola Bites on platter

#Eat Seasonal:

These veggie and cheese nibbles are part of August’s seasonal recipe roundup organized by our friend Becky, from The Vintage Mixer blog. Link to Becky’s August produce guide and check out her diverse collection of recipes featuring summer’s vegetable and fruit bounty.

See more seasonal recipes by other blogging buddies below. We hope our recipes encourage you to get in the kitchen and cook something delicious—and seasonal.

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Caramelized Onion Galette by The Vintage Mixer
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Italian Plum Upsidedown Cake by Suitcase Foodist
Grilled Chicken and Vegetable Panzanella Salad by Completely Delicious
Coconut Cherry Cobbler by Kitchen Confidante
Chicken Parmesan Stuffed Zucchini Boats by Flavor the Moments
Healthy Berry Crisp with a Coconut Oat Crumb Topping by Joy Food Sunshine

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Nutrition information is meant to be an estimate only. The numbers will vary based on the quantity consumed, brands used and substitutions that are made.

**Adapted from a similar recipe found on Taste of Home.

1 comment

  • These bites are just a brilliant idea Letty! The flavors and colors are just so perfect for summer. I love these! Reply · 7 August, 2017

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