Salsa Zucchini

Do you need a way to spice up your veggies? This is perfect! My mom used to make it for me when I was stressed because the cheese does something for my soul! 😉

Serve it as a side or as the main course over a pile of brown rice! Just remember, you can’t skimp on the cheese! 


Salsa Zucchini
A tasty alternative to boring squash
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
  1. 4 or 5 medium zucchini
  2. 1 C salsa (I prefer Costco's organic salsa)
  3. 8 oz swiss cheese, sliced (the more, the merrier)
  4. 1 C mozzarella cheese (again, MORE is better!)
  5. Salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. Boil water zucchini until al dente (about 8 minutes). Be sure not to overcook. Let cool. Slice in half, lengthwise and blot dry.
  3. Place zucchini flesh side up on a baking sheet. Salt and pepper, to taste. Add mozzarella cheese. Place in oven for 1 minute, just long enough for cheese to melt. (This helps the salsa stick.) Douse the zucchini with salsa. Top with swiss cheese. Broil until SUPER crispy. Seriously. Don't take it out too soon. 5 minutes? Be sure to keep a careful eye on them!
  4. Let cool and enjoy!
  1. -Be sure to blot dry. You want to remove as much excess water as possible before baking.
  2. -Use a lot of cheese. I'm serious. If you are looking for a clean zucchini recipe, just eat it boiled. Or roasted. THIS recipe should be stretchy, and crispy, and oh so delicious!
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I am a 30 year old California native who just moved back to the state after being away for 10 years. In that time, I've established a career that I love and spent the last 3 years completely invested in. I absolutely love teaching high school, but I have an overwhelming sense of regret that I let my love for my students and my desire to help them take away the time I could have spent with my mom and my husband. It is for this reason, plus my overwhelming desire for adventure, that I've asked my husband if we could move back to my home state. I'm coming back fulfilled and confident but completely broken as I've now lost both parents. I'm just trying to put back the pieces as I figure out how to honor both of them while truly being happy and moving forward. I'm essentially starting fresh, as a lifelong mourner. Each day is a tribute to them and to my marriage. I feel a rush of excitement and I know that though the change is HUGE, it is going to be incredible. My dream is to laugh every day, allow myself to grieve my losses, regain my relationship with God, and build a stronger relationship with my love. Cheers to new adventures!

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