Have you taken a good look at the frozen vegetables at your grocery store lately? Of course, there is nothing like fresh, preferably local, produce. But frozen is just as nutritious, and sometimes a lot more convenient.
My latest find is frozen grilled zucchini from Price Chopper. The zucchini is sliced, with grill marks and all, but there are no other ingredients listed on the label. How do they do that? I have no idea (but I am working to find out!)
I used the zucchini and tomatoes to make this simple flatbread. I added hardboiled eggs for just a bit more protein, and enough cheese to add flavor without overwhelming the vegetables. It was just about perfect!
Moral of the story? Next time there’s a hot day and the farmer’s market is closed, spend a little time in the freezer aisle.
Tomato Zucchini Flatbread
1 pint cherry tomatoes
2 c. frozen grilled zucchini
1 T olive oil
1 lb. whole wheat dough, such as from Trader Joe’s
2 hard boiled eggs, chopped
1/4 c. freshly grated Parmesan
4 oz. Cabot 50% reduced fat cheddar cheese, shredded
Place tomatoes and zucchini in a glass dish, and drizzle olive oil. Roast at 375F for 30-40 minutes, until tomato skins are cracked.
Spread dough into a rectangle on a cookie sheet, extending as far to the edges as possible. Spoon vegetable mixture onto dough. Top with chopped eggs, and sprinkle cheeses. Bake at 375F for 15-18 minutes.