Grilled Zucchini and Goat Cheese Toasts

Put a bumper crop of zucchini to use in this fresh spin on a crostini appetizer recipe.

Grilled Zucchini and Goat Cheese Toasts
Photo: Carson Downing
Total Time:
40 mins
12 toasts


  • 2 medium zucchini (20 to 24 oz. total)

  • 3 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 - 2 tablespoon za'atar seasoning

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 8-inch baguette, cut into twelve 1/2-inch-thick slices

  • Ground black pepper

  • 4 ounce goat cheese, softened

  • Snipped fresh chives (optional)


  1. Preheat grill to medium. Cut zucchini in half lengthwise; brush cut sides with 1 Tbsp. olive oil. Sprinkle with za'atar and 1/2 tsp. salt. Brush remaining 2 Tbsp. olive oil on both sides of baguette slices; sprinkle with ground black pepper.

  2. Grill zucchini halves, cut sides down, 10 to 12 minutes or until charred and beginning to soften. For the last 4 minutes, grill baguette slices until lightly charred and toasted, turning once. Let cool 5 minutes.

  3. Slice zucchini into 2-inch-thick half moons. Spread baguette slices with goat cheese; top with zucchini. If desired, sprinkle with chives. Serves 6.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

231 Calories
11g Fat
24g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 231
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 576mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 11.7mg 59%
Calcium 37mg 3%
Iron 0.6mg 3%
Potassium 177mg 4%
Folate, total 18mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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