Farm Fresh Zucchini Hors-d’oeuvres


It s always refreshing to take a break from meat to cook with some fresh, healthy vegetables straight from a local farm. Every Wednesday, Carlisle has a farmers market where a bunch of delicious veggies, cheeses, honey and lots more are sold. It is the perfect excursion and break from school work, where I get super excited over the delicious, natural zucchini or butternut that is available. The last time I went to the farmer’s market, I bought a random melange of different items to see what I could come up with.

I came home and decided it would be great to grill some veggies, which in theory is great, but we didn’t have a baking tray or oven mitts. I improvised and used tin foil as a baking tray, and dish towels as oven mitts (not the most fun or safe way to grill), but it worked out well!



  • Zucchini
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Goat cheese
  • Chives
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and lemon pepper for seasoning


Cut zucchini into slices (however thick you would like), cut cherry tomatoes into half or thirds and place on top of zucchini. Add a little salt, olive oil and lemon pepper, then bake for 5-7 minutes at 350 degrees. Take the veggies out, then scrape or cut small pieces of goat cheese to add on top of veggies, as well as thinly cut pieces of chives. Add a touch more lemon pepper and then grill for 3-4 minutes. Then voila! An appetizing appetizer ready for you to devour!

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