These grilled zucchini boats are stuffed with a lemon and fresh basil goat cheese mixture, then topped with brown butter breadcrumbs! They are such a delicious side dish or pair perfectly with a big summer salad!
Oh summer food, you’re just so amazing!
I can’t get enough of our favorite summer eats right now. We are in full blown summer relaxation mode at the moment. And because I’m technically taking some time off right now with the baby, I have more time to make delicious summer dishes and we’re really enjoying them.
Like these grilled zucchini boats!
Late last summer I made bruschetta quinoa stuffed zucchini boats and they are one of our most-made dishes. I just love them – they are so satisfying and full of flavor.
I knew I wanted to make a grilled version because we are obsessed with grilled zucchini. It may share the number one spot with crispy fried zucchini. And I wanted this one to be cheesy and simple, and that’s exactly what we’ve got.
Making vegetables taste this flavorful is my number one secret to getting veggie haters to eat them. I mean, I should know. I was a former veggie hater myself.
Oh boy, let’s talk about this filling.
It is SO delicious.
It’s simple too.
All you have to do is mix goat cheese, lemon, basil and some crushed red pepper flakes. Oh and a pinch of salt and pepper! It’s easy breezy and also tastes amazing – like you may want to eat it right off the spoon.
The combination is so summery. The goat cheesy has a slight tang to it, the lemon is bright and tart, the basil is refreshing and the red pepper adds the perfect bite. In fact, these flavors would make an incredible dip. (more…)