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With a little time and a clever technique, zucchini and cream cheese are transformed into a playful and easy party snack. You will have leftover zucchini after shaving the ribbons; dice or slice the leftovers and use them in salads, omelets, or pasta.

Laura Marzen, R.D., L.D.
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine, Winter 2019

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Recipe Summary

active:
30 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
10
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Using a vegetable peeler, slice zucchini into very thin strips (about 1/16 inch) that run the full length and width (see Tip). Repeat to get 30 strips. (Reserve remaining zucchini for another use.) Lay the strips in a single layer on a clean work surface.

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  • Combine cream cheese, basil, pimientos, Parmesan, garlic, Italian seasoning, and pepper in a medium bowl. Spread 2 teaspoons of the mixture over each zucchini strip. Roll up the strips. Secure with cocktail picks, if needed.

Tips

Tip: To ensure zucchini strips are a uniform width and length, shave off several strips from one side and reserve for another use. Shave about 5 strips that are the full length and width of the zucchini, then flip it over and start in from the other side.

Nutrition Facts

77 calories; protein 3.7g; carbohydrates 4.6g; dietary fiber 1.1g; sugars 3.1g; fat 5g; saturated fat 3.2g; cholesterol 6.4mg; vitamin a iu 760.2IU; vitamin c 27.5mg; folate 25.6mcg; calcium 67.1mg; iron 0.7mg; magnesium 21.1mg; potassium 307.9mg; sodium 132.3mg.
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