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Fall Recipe – Zucchini and Tomato Gratin

September 22, 2014

It is time to embrace Fall and the cooler weather. Warm up with our hearty and healthy Zucchini and Tomato Gratin. This recipe from our Cancer Wellness Cookbook is a delicious accompaniment for roasted chicken, turkey or can be enjoyed as a vegetarian supper.

Zuccini & Tomato Gratin

Ingredients

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 tablespoons finely chopped onion

2 fresh basil leaves, chopped

½ cup white rice

2 small zucchini, sliced ¼ inch thick

4 medium tomatoes, sliced ¼ inch thick

1 cup boiling water

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

½ cup grated Asiago cheese, or ¼ cup grated Parmesan or Romano (using less of these still gives ample flavor)

Cooking Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Put the oil in an 8-inch square baking dish and spread to coat the bottom. Sprinkle the garlic, onion, and basil over the oil. Spread the rice over the top.
  • Layer the zucchini and tomato slices over the rice, and pour the boiling water over the top. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Bake for 20 minutes. Sprinkle the cheese over the top and bake for another 10 to 15 minutes, or until the cheese is golden brown and the vegetables and rice are cooked. Serve immediately.

Makes 4 servings. Per Serving: 198 calories, 8 g fat, 7 g protein, 26 g carbohydrates, 2 g fiber, 50 mg sodium

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