Zucchini Timbales Recipe

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  1. Cut bread into 1/2-inch chunks. In a food processor or blender, whirl into coarse crumbs; you should have 2/3 cup.
  2. Rinse zucchini and trim and discard ends. Cut into 1/8-inch-thick rounds.
  3. In a 5- to 6-quart pan over medium heat, stir bread crumbs often until golden and crisp, about 5 minutes. Pour into a bowl.
  4. Add 3 tablespoons olive oil to pan and increase heat to medium-high. Stir in zucchini, garlic, chopped oregano, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until zucchini begins to soften, about 5 minutes. Uncover and stir often until zucchini is browned and soft when pressed, 7 to 10 minutes longer. Remove from heat and stir in toasted crumbs, the parmesan cheese, and more salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Generously oil six to eight ramekins (1/2- to 3/4-cup size) with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Divide zucchini mixture evenly among ramekins and press in firmly. Let stand at room temperature at least 5 minutes or up to 4 hours (see notes).
  6. Rinse and core tomatoes; cut crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Arrange 3 tomato slices on each of 6 to 8 salad or dinner plates. Run a knife around inside edge of ramekins and invert zucchini timbales onto tomatoes; if necessary, hold each ramekin and plate together and shake gently to release. If desired, garnish with oregano sprigs. Add more salt and pepper to taste. If desired, drizzle a little olive oil over tomatoes to taste.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1655.14 Kcal (6930 kJ)
Calories from fat 1154.46 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 128.27g 197%
Cholesterol 44mg 15%
Sodium 2239.26mg 93%
Potassium 6819.98mg 145%
Total Carbs 75.25g 25%
Sugars 6.18g 25%
Dietary Fiber 17.55g 70%
Protein 66.08g 132%
Vitamin C 489.2mg 815%
Iron 16.2mg 90%
Calcium 933.9mg 93%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 94.63 Kcal (396 kJ)
Calories from fat 66 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.33g 197%
Cholesterol 2.52mg 15%
Sodium 128.02mg 93%
Potassium 389.91mg 145%
Total Carbs 4.3g 25%
Sugars 0.35g 25%
Dietary Fiber 1g 70%
Protein 3.78g 132%
Vitamin C 28mg 815%
Iron 0.9mg 90%
Calcium 53.4mg 93%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 43
  • 46

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • low cholesterol,
  • sugar free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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