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Look no further for a speedy appetizer that everyone will want to gobble up. These two-bite open-facers are pleasingly retro. Although you can use thin toast like pumpernickel, rye, or whole wheat, we actually prefer good old sliced white bread. The toasts are spread with a mixture that tastes a little like creamy spinach dip (minus the spinach). Magic happens in the oven: the thinly sliced zucchini softens while the cheese bubbles and the bread crisps. The results get topped with a bit of sliced scallion right before serving for an extra touch of freshness.

Dawn Perry


Credit: Greg Dupree

Recipe Summary test

10 mins
1 hr
4 to 6


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Combine zucchini and salt in a large bowl and toss to coat; set aside until salt draws out a decent amount of liquid from zucchini, about 15 minutes. Pour off liquid and transfer zucchini to a few layers of paper towel or a clean dish towel. Roll up zucchini and gently press to absorb as much liquid as possible

  • Combine mayonnaise, cheese, garlic, Worcestershire, hot sauce, and 4 of the scallions and stir to combine. Fold in zucchini. Arrange bread in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Spread zucchini mixture thickly and evenly over bread.

  • Bake until golden and bubbly, 30 to 35 minutes. Top with remaining scallions and a few grinds of pepper before cutting into wedges.

Nutrition Facts

375 calories; fat 25.9g; saturated fat 6.3g; protein 4.9g; carbohydrates 24.9g; fiber 3.4g; sugars 3.6g; cholesterol 20.3mg; sodium 878.8mg.