Nothing makes me feel better then returning home after a few indulgent days of vacationing than a homemade meal. A quick stop at the farm stand on our way home from Atlantic City equipped me with some large fresh zucchini, vine ripen tomatoes and the biggest Vidala onion I've even seen! This is how I put the three together for a simple summer meal.
I was trying to keep it super lite but flavorful at the same time. If I was being a bit more free with my calories today I may have added a bit of mozzarella cheese in the layers. Maybe I'll make a version two in a few weeks, Cheesy Summer Veggie Bake! ;~P
This one was all for me. The husband wouldn't go near it with a 10 foot pole and the toddler wasn't home, although I'm thinking it might have been a bit intimidating for him. As I always say, more for me!
- 1 large zucchini cut into stripes longwise
- 3 large tomatoes sliced thin
- 1 tsp garlic powder (separate)
- 1 tsp Italian Seasoning (separate)
- Kosher Salt & Pepper
- ½ large vidalia onion sliced thin
- ¼ cup Grapenuts Cereal (29g)
- 1 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese (5g)
- Non-Stick Cooking spray
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Spray a casserole dish with a bit of non-stick cooking spray. Place sliced zucchini on the bottom, top with tomatoes. Sprinkle tomatoes with a pinch of salt, pepper, ¼ tsp garlic powder and ¼ tsp Italian seasoning. Lay onion pieces on top.
Start another layer off with the zucchini, then tomatoes, spices, onion. Repeat. You should have 3 layers.
In a blender or food processor pulse the cereal, cheese and remaining spices until blended. You don't want to pulverize it just blended well with some small chunks for an added crunch.
Sprinkle the top of the casserole with the cereal mixture and spray with a a bit of non-stick cooking spray.
Bake for about 50 minutes. Turn on Broiler on for the last 2-3 minute to get a crunchier top!
Here's some progression photos, layer one, before and after cooking.
I'm listing the nutritional information for 4 servings although I ate 2 in a row. What can I say, it was good! With cheese, I'm sure even better. ;~P
|Servings||Amt per Serving|
|4||¼ of the recipe|
|103||1g||4g||old: 1||new: 3|