I see so many amazing ideas online that my Pinterest boards are filling up. It’s easy to just keep adding pins without actually trying any of them, so I’m making more of an effort to test recipes and crafts that I’ve pinned. On Pin Test Tuesday’s I’ll share a review of the latest item I’ve tested!
Pin Test Tuesday Baked Parmesan Zucchini Rounds
Summer is the perfect time to stock up on zucchini! Our local grocery stores have been running amazing sales, and most farmer’s markets have great prices as well. I love to make zucchini noodles using my spiralizer, so I happened to have lots of zucchini on hand when I came across this recipe. I always love to have multiple recipes for items that I buy often, so I was excited to try this recipe out!
For this recipe, I broke out my lonely mandolin. This poor guy doesn’t leave the pantry much since it’s not very helpful in slicing denser objects, such as carrots and potatoes. Luckily, I discovered that it makes slicing zucchini a breeze.
I tossed the zucchini top into a bag that I keep in the freezer for odds and ends from veggies. You can see I had some ribs from green peppers. I’ll keep tomato tops, cabbage leaves peeled from the outside of the cabbage and any other odds and ends from vegetables that I would usually discard. Once I have a full bag, I use them to make homemade vegetable broth. (look for a future how to post soon!)
After adding salt and pepper, I took the author’s suggestion and added some garlic. I usually use fresh minced garlic in recipes, but this seemed like the perfect time to bring out the garlic powder. The fact that I have a huge bottle from Costco that I rarely use didn’t hurt either.
I have to admit, I deviated from the author’s recipe a bit by using generic store bought Parmesan cheese instead of freshly ground Parmesan. Since I already had it on hand, it saved time and money. I knew if it turned out okay with this Parmesan, then when I get around to making it with fresh it would be amazing!
Pass or Fail?
Well, the fact that these didn’t last long enough for me to get a decent picture of the finished project probably indicates that this recipe passed the Pin Test. These disappeared from the baking sheet too fast for me to transfer them to a more presentable dish for pictures.
We ate these as a side during dinner, but they would also make a great healthy, low carb snack. These will certainly go on the “Repeat” recipe list!
For the full recipe, including bake time and oven temperature, visit fivehearthome.com
What Pinterest projects have you tried recently?