A Recipe For Life — Zucchini Grinders

August 14, 2008 by  
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Hola! From Chile’

Yes, I am sharing this Recipe for Life all the way from South America, at least I was there when I first wrote it, but technology (or lack thereof), made it impossible for me to post it. The recipe doesn’t have a South American flair, but it DOES have amazing flavor and of course, its’ healthy, inexpensive and quite simple. Why, because that’s the prerequisite for all the recipes that you find here on Thursdays. It’s a recipe for life. Your hectic life as a caregiver.

You may have a kazillion zucchini from your summer garden, if not, be sure you can find them very easily and they are quite inexpensive this time of year. So, enjoy!

Zucchini–The health benefits of zucchini are many. It contains vitamin C and lutein. A great combo for antioxidants and eye health. In addition, zucchini is very low in calories and high in water content. It also contains a decent amount of folate, potassium and vitamin A. (source: www.organicfood.com.au)

Zucchini Grinders


  1. 1-2 Tablespoons olive oil
  2. 2 medium zucchini, cubed
  3. 1 small sweet onion chopped
  4. 2 small cloves garlic chopped
  5. 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  6. salt to taste
  7. 1 Tablespoon dried or fresh basil (or to taste)
  8. 1 cup red sauce (spaghetti or marinara)
  9. 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (or soy substitute if cheese is an issue for you)
  10. 4 (6 inch) French or Italian sandwich rolls, split


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  3. Lightly saute’ the zucchini, onions and garlic until browned and slightly tender. Season with red pepper flakes, salt and basil
  4. and stir in the marinara sauce.
  5. Cook and stir until sauce is heated.
  6. Spoon a generous amount of the zucchini mixture into each sandwich roll.
  7. Top with a handful of shredded mozzarella.
  8. Close the rolls, and wrap individually in aluminum foil
  9. Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until bread is heated through, and cheese is melted.

Remove from oven and ENJOY!

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3 Responses to “A Recipe For Life — Zucchini Grinders”
  1. Tina says:

    This sounds wonderful, Loretta. Thanks for sharing!!!

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