Appetizers are just about my favorite "genre" of food so when I come across one that is not only delicious & easy to make but also so pleasing to the eye, I get excited. And I am excited about this one!!!!!! My best friend Tam & I both needed a little girl time last week so she came over & we enjoyed a few cocktails as well as this gorgeous treat.
This 1st picture is from Epicurious, sister site of Bon Appetit, which is where I found the recipe. In all my eagerness to try this I had forgotten to take a cross-section view so here you go. I also wanted to show how you NEED to overlap the zucchini & put more onion then you think you will want. I didn't have enough of either & wanted more!!!!!!!
Nonstick vegetable oil spray
1 10-ounce tube refrigerated pizza dough
3/4 cup garlic & herb cheese spread (such as Alouette), divided
3/4 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese, divided
3 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley, divided
1 small red onion
1 7-8" long zucchini, cut crosswise into 1/8-inch-thick rounds, divided
Preheat oven to 400°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper; spray with nonstick spray. Unroll dough onto parchment. Spread half of herb cheese over 1 long half of dough, leaving 1/2-inch plain border. Sprinkle with half of Parmesan & 2 tablespoons parsley. Using parchment as aid, fold plain half of dough over filled half (do not seal edges). Spread remaining herb cheese over top; sprinkle with remaining Parmesan.
Remove enough outer layers of onion to yield 2-inch-diameter core; cut into 1/8-inch-thick rounds. Arrange 1 row of zucchini down 1 long side of dough, overlapping the zucchini. Arrange onion rounds in row alongside zucchini. Arrange 1 more row of zucchini alongside onion. Brush vegetables lightly with oil; sprinkle with salt & pepper. Bake bread until puffed & deep brown at edges, about 24 minutes. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon parsley.
I used dried parsley rather than fresh & it was just fine. I also used the entire container of garlic herb cheese which brings it to about 1 cup. I would do the same next time as this appetizer was outstanding!!!!!! You also want to make sure to overlap the zucchini as seen in the 1st pic & use more onions than you think you want because they really do shrink up & the dough also expands.
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