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Zucchini Bruschetta with Canadian Swiss Cheese

This is the Zucchini Bruschetta with Canadian Swiss Cheese recipe.

  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cooking: 5 min
Yields 24 slices
zucchini bruschetta with canadian swiss cheese


  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) butter
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) diced zucchini
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/3 cup (80 mL) chopped red onion
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) chopped fresh basil or 2 tsp (10 mL) dried basil
  • 1 pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 baguette bread sliced
  • 1 cup (250 mL) shredded Canadian Swiss
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In a skillet over medium-high heat, melt butter and cook zucchini, garlic and onions for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat, add basil and cayenne, and salt and pepper to taste.

Preheat broiler. Top each bread slice with about 1 tbsp (15 mL) of zucchini mixture. Cover with cheese and broil until golden.

Serve hot or cold with apetizer or with a salad as a first course.


Weekend VersionGrilled Zucchini with Canadian Swiss CheeseCut zucchini into rounds 1 inch (2.5 cm) thick. Scoop out a hollow in each round, using the zucchini thus removed instead of the diced zucchini in the recipe above. Prepare as above, adding 3 tbsp (45 mL) chopped sun-dried tomatoes to zucchini mixture.

Brush each round with more melted butter and grill on the barbecue. Fill hollows with zucchini/tomato mixture, top with cheese, and continue grilling until it is melted.

Variations:Make bigger Zucchini Bruschetta with Canadian Swiss Cheese to serve 4 to 6 people by using a crusty loaf of Italian or French-style bread about 4 inches (10 cm) wide.

For a change of taste, replace Canadian Swiss with Provolone, Mozzarella, Cheddar, Gouda, etc.

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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 270 Calories
Protein: 11 g
Carbohydrate: 36 g
Fat: 9 g
Fibre: 2.3 g
Sodium: 675 mg
(% DV*)
Calcium: 200 mg