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Grilled Zucchini Roll-ups Recipe

June 25, 2015 ‐ Sylvaine HughsonPosted by ‐ Under: Recipes


Discover this unique and fresh summertime vegetable-rich dish. It showcases one of the most ancient and traditional spice blends in the world. Enjoy!


Grilled Zucchini Roll-ups

Prep Time: 35 Minutes
Cooking Time:
4-6 Minutes
Makes: 20-24 roll-ups


5 medium zucchini

Sea salt & freshly ground pepper

½ cup whole-milk Greek yogurt

3 tablespoons tahini

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

1 to 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves

Toasted sesame seeds for garnish

Za’atar Spice:

¼ cup toasted sesame seeds

¼ cup dried sumac

3 tablespoons dried thyme

1 tablespoon dried oregano


1.   To make the za’atar, in a bowl, stir together the sesame seeds, sumac, thyme, and oregano.  Set aside.

2.  To make the roll-ups, cut the ends from the zucchini and slice in strips lengthwise, about 1/8 inch thick.  Save the end strips, with rounded edges, for another use.  Rub a few pinches of salt into the zucchini flesh.

3.  In a bowl, stir together the yogurt, tahini and a pinch of salt. Set aside.

4.  Heat grill or grill pan to medium-high.  Lay the zucchini on a baking sheet, brush lightly with the olive oil, and season with pepper.

5.  Grill about 2 minutes per side, until softened.  Return the zucchini slices to the baking sheet.

6.  Once the zucchini slices have cooled slightly, brush about 1 tablespoon of the yogurt mixture lengthwise down the middle of a zucchini slice and generously sprinkle about ½ teaspoon per roll-up of za’atar on top.

7.  Add a pinch of fresh thyme leaves. Starting from one of the narrow ends, roll up each zucchini slice.  Garnish with a few sesame seeds and serve at room temperature.

~ Courtesy of The Sprouted Kitchen by Sara Forte

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