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Zucchini & Goat’s cheese Bruschetta

 In Cookbooks, Lunch, Recipes, Salads & Starters, Snacks

When I have guests coming over, so often, I don’t feel like serving a traditional, plated starter. I prefer to serve ‘snacky’ foods that can be enjoyed with drinks. Bruschetta almost always pops up as it is such a fantastic way to showcase beautiful flavours while being easy to eat.


No plates or cutlery needed.   I just love the flavour of fresh, almost sweet zucchini with creamy, tangy goat’s cheese. You could toast the bread in advance and keep in an airtight container and the zucchini can be prepared up to 30 minutes in advance. Simply assemble and serve.


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Zucchini & Goat's cheese Bruschetta
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Recipe type: Bruschetta, Light meal, Healthy snack, Snack, Starter,
Serves: 4-6
  • 200g fresh zucchini
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 200g soft goat's cheese (I used Chevin)
to serve
  • sliced sourdough, toasted
  1. Thinly slice the zucchini (I used a potato peeler but you could also use a Mandolin) and place in a bowl.
  2. Add the lemon juice, olive oil and season to taste. Mix well.
  3. Soften the goat's cheese in a bowl (I just mash it with a fork).
  4. Spread on the toasted sourdough and top with the marinated zucchini ribbons.
  5. Serve immediately.

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Alida Ryder
Being a general food freak has proven to be quite helpful in this career I've found myself in. Author of two cookbooks, photographer, food stylist. Mom to twins. Ex make-up and hair artist obsessed with beautiful clothes and spaces. I love a good G&T and I've been known to spend too much money on shoes.
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  • Mara @ Elemental Custard

    Mmmmm. This looks so delish!

  • Heather P

    Gorgeous! I’m always looking for different ways to serve zucchini since it is one of my favorite veggies. Love this idea for company!

    • Alida Ryder

      Thanks Heather. It really is a stunning idea to serve to a crowd.

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