Marinated Squash & Goat Cheese Toasts

While we won't go so far as to call these goat cheese toasts the New Tomato Sandwich, they are a solid alternative. And just like that summertime classic, they're no-cook and use up a prolific garden vegetable.

Zucchini Tomato Goat Cheese Toast
Photo: Ryan Liebe
Active Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
Nutrition Profile:


  • 2 medium summer squash or zucchini (about 12 ounces total)

  • teaspoon salt, divided

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 ½ teaspoons rice vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon honey

  • ½ teaspoon grated garlic

  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes, halved

  • ¼ cup sliced red onion

  • 2 ounces plain goat cheese

  • 4 thick slices crusty whole-grain bread (6 ounces total), toasted

  • Freshly ground pepper for serving


  1. Using a mandoline or vegetable peeler, thinly slice squash (or zucchini) lengthwise until you encounter the seeds. Discard the seedy centers. Spread the squash slices in a single layer on paper towels and sprinkle with a pinch of salt. Let stand for 10 minutes. Blot dry with more paper towels.

  2. Whisk lemon juice, oil, vinegar, honey, garlic and the remaining pinch of salt in a large bowl. Add the squash, tomatoes and onion; toss to coat. Let stand for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  3. Spread goat cheese on one side of each toast and top with the squash mixture. Serve topped with pepper, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

196 Calories
7g Fat
25g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 196
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 4g
Added Sugars 1g 2%
Protein 7g 14%
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Vitamin A 472IU 9%
Vitamin C 19mg 21%
Vitamin D 2IU 1%
Vitamin E 1mg 4%
Folate 31mcg 8%
Vitamin K 4mcg 3%
Sodium 320mg 14%
Calcium 37mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 20mg 5%
Potassium 286mg 6%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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