South Beach Diet Parmesan Zucchini Sticks

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Recipe for South Beach Diet Parmesan Zucchini Sticks. These delectable nibbles will remind guests of the fried zucchini or stuffed zucchini blossoms often found at Italian feasts.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound zucchini
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Makes 10 (3-piece) Servings Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes
  2. Preheat oven to 450°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.
  3. Cut zucchini lengthwise into quarters, then cut into 2-inch-long sticks. Combine zucchini, oil, thyme, salt, black pepper, and pepper flakes in a medium bowl, and toss to coat.
  4. Transfer zucchini sticks to baking sheet, with a flesh side facing down. Roast until just softened and golden, turning so other flesh side is up halfway through, about 15 minutes.
  5. Carefully turn pieces skin side down. Sprinkle evenly with cheese and continue Roasting until cheese has melted, about 2 minutes. Serve warm.
  6. Make-Ahead: zucchini can be cut up to 1 day ahead and refrigerated in a covered container until ready to use.
  7. Nutrition Per Serving : 35 calories, 2.5 g fat, 0.5 g saturated fat, 2 g protein, 2 g carbohydrate, 0 g fiber, 70 mg sodium.