Preheat oven to 375. Prepare a lipped cooking pan with parchment paper. Spray with olive oil non-stick spray.
Wash and clean zucchini and slice lengthwise. With a knife, lightly score width-wise across the zucchini, as this enhances cooking and helps toppings absorb! Layer on pan.
Spread tomato paste on the zucchini.
Layer red peppers on top of tomato paste, add basil, oregano, garlic and any other seasoning you may wish to add. I love Everything But the Bagel seasoning. It works great on these!
Sprinkle the mozzarella on top.
Cook on bake/roast setting on the middle rack of the oven for 20 minutes. Then move to the top rack on high broil for 5 min or so until the cheese is lightly browned. Watch carefully so they do not get too crispy!
This is an easy and delicious recipe that can be used as a side dish, as I did with homemade spaghetti sauce and angel hair pasta. Add a piece of grilled fish or chicken along with a salad and you have a very healthy meal.
Nutritional Value per serving: Calories 129, Protein 5.5g, Carbs 19g, Fiber 4.5g, Fat 3g.
Wife and publicist of Dr. David Bernstein, Melissa has developed many clinical educational offerings online, published articles and co-authored several books over the years. Her love for cooking is put into action as she helps others live out the Power of 5 lifestyle!
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