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Zucchini bites with ajvar and cheese

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September 3, 2017

In distant Japan, sushi technique is honed to perfection. Nothing is out of place, everything is in perfect balance. One could almost imagine that there is an exact number of rice grains proscribed for every piece of sushi, not a single more, or less.
We are not so tidy and organized here, and we like to cut corners, so we made our own version of sushi that we’re sure the Japanese would love.
Zucchini bites with ajvar and cheese have in fact no similarities with sushi whatsoever, other than at the first glance. Zucchini are the base for this dish. Low in calories, rich in nutrients. And most importantly for this recipe – just the shape we need.
Once we’ve prepared zucchini bites, we stuff them with ajvar and cheese of our choice, and place them in the oven. In just 10 minutes, we get tasty bites perfect as a snack, appetizer, or dinner.

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yields: 4 plates


4 young green zucchini

300g of ajvar

300g of cheeses of your choice: mozzarella, full fat goat or cow cheese, parmesan, feta

salt to taste


Wash zucchini, peel them and cut them in 4cm long pieces

Hollow out each piece, and fill with ajvar. Top with a piece of cheese of choice, and bake for 10 minutes at 200C.

*Salt the zucchini before baking depending on the saltiness of the cheese you’re using.


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