Zucchini pizzas for the aperitif

Today I suggest you replace the traditional bread dough of your pizzas with zucchini. This is delicious!
The principle is very simple. First, slices of zucchini are grilled, then these are garnished with a tomato coulis, fresh goat cheese and ham. You can of course vary the toppings. A short passage in the oven and all that remains is to enjoy.
These pizzas will be perfect as an aperitif.
I used a sauce I had prepared to accompany a dish of ravioli. You will see, it is also really very simple to make.
You can also use a ready-made sauce.

Zucchini pizzas for the aperitif:

2 zucchini (a bit large)
100 to 150 ml tomato sauce
50 g of fresh goat’s cheese
1 slice of smoked ham
olive oil
salt pepper

Cut the zucchini into slices of about 1 cm.
Oil them lightly with a brush on both sides.

Heat a grill pan.
Cook the zucchini slices for 1 to 2 minutes on each side.
Book them as you go on a baking sheet.
Season them.

Preheat the oven to 200°C.

Spread a teaspoon of sauce on each slice, then a piece of cheese and ham shavings.
Sprinkle a little oregano on top, then season with salt and pepper.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.

Serve these small pizzas hot or warm.

Tomato sauce:

750 ml of tomato coulis
1 onion
2 cloves garlic
2 carrots
olive oil
salt pepper

Finely mix the onion, garlic and carrots then brown them for about 5 minutes in a little oil.
Stir regularly so as not to let them burn.
Add the tomato coulis, oregano, and season.

Let simmer for about ten minutes.

Serve with pasta or as here on pizzas.

To finish: for the cooking time, it’s a matter of taste. I prefer a rapid cooking of 8 minutes so that the zucchini remains a little crunchy. If you want it more melting, extend the time a little.

These pizzas can be prepared in advance. At the last moment, it will be enough to put them in the oven.

If you like, add a little drizzle of chilli oil when you take it out of the oven.

The grill pan is the ridged one. I love the black marks you get.
Failing that, a standard frying pan will do.

You can proceed in the same way with eggplants and therefore make eggplant pizzas.

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