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Curry Grilled Zucchini Roll Ups

This recipe was a total accident.

Kelsey was over for dinner the other week and we both contributed whatever vegetables we had in our fridge.  Our plan was to make a big pot of quinoa, grill a boat-load of veggies, top them with goat cheese + avocado, eat from a massive bowl, and feast.

I started the pot of quinoa with a few Italian seasonings thrown in before thinking about how we were going to spice the veggies.

Curry Grilled Zucchini Rollups | Edible Perspective

Then I asked Kelsey what flavor she was in the mood for, for the veggies.

Barbeque sauced, herby, smoked, Mexican, curry spiced?

She jumped all over curry spiced idea.  Neither of us had ever curry-grilled veggies before, so I was just as excited to try it out.  My only regret was that I should have made creamy coconut brown rice to go along with it instead!

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And who would have thought goat cheese + curry would pair so well together?  We were both surprised by this.  After that night I knew I had to create a recipe that showcased this unique + fun pairing.

Why not wrap up curry grilled zucchini with a little goat cheese and roasted red pepper?  A delicious bite sized snack, perfect for a get together or for no special occasion at all. 

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Curry Grilled Zucchini Roll Ups [yields 14-18]

  • 2 medium zucchinis, [~9” long + 1 1/2” diameter]
  • 1 large red pepper
  • ~3oz creamy goat cheese
  • 1 Tbsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • salt + pepper
  • oil
  1. Preheat your grill to about 350-400 degrees or medium-high.
  2. Once hot, lightly oil the pepper and place it on the grill on its side.  Rotate 4 times for about 5 minutes per side. 
  3. While the pepper is cooking, mix the spices together in a small bowl, omitting the salt + pepper.
  4. Trim the ends and slice your zucchini lengthwise into about 1/8-1/4 inch thick slices.
  5. Lightly coat all of the zucchini strips in oil on both sides and then rub the spice mixture onto both sides of the strips.
  6. Sprinkle one side generously with salt and pepper.
  7. Place the strips on the grill in a single layer for 5-7 minutes.
  8. Flip and grill the other side for another 3-5 minutes.  You want them golden brown and slightly charred, not crispy.
  9. Take the zucchini off the grill and let cool on a wire rack.
  10. Remove the pepper and de-seed, then slice into 1/2” x 1 1/2” slices depending how wide your zucchini strips are.  Let cool.
  11. Once cooled, sprinkle with goat cheese down the length of each strip and place one slice of roasted pepper at the end.
  12. Wash your hands to avoid goat cheese all over the outside of the rolls, then roll the strips and place seam side down.
  13. Serve chilled or at room temp.  Top with s+p if desired.

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Hope your Monday is off to a great start!


Reader Comments (36)

I have always wondered about goat cheese + curry together but this just convinced me to try it!

Ashley--> Totally works! Hope you think so as well.
These look fantastic - can't wait to try it!
July 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGinny
I cannot wait to make this!! It looks sooo good!!!
July 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKaren W.
These look delicious! This would be the perfect thing to keep in the fridge for a quick healthy snack.

Ashley--> Seriously! I've been popping them in my mouth all day!
July 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKerry
Oh please, please, please come make these for me. Thank you! :)
July 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCait's Plate
You win...I was trying to figure out what to do with these two huge zucchini in the fridge and I think I've found it!

Ashley--> I figured people need as many zucchini recipes as possible right now!
July 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHeather
Yum, yum, yum! These look so good. And I have SO many zucchini.

Ashley--> Don't worry, I think feta would work perfectly.
July 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSarah
I've wanted to make zucchini roll ups whole life but thought they were way too complicated. I'm so jazzed right now.
July 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKatie
Curry, goats cheese and courgette is not a combination I've tried, but my mouth's watering just thinking about it. Great pics too, thanks.

Ashley--> Much appreciated! I hope you like the combination.
July 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGastroStu
This looks so delicious, I have to make this very soon! :)

// Anne
July 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnne
ooohhhh... what a fabulous recipe! definitely trying this with nut cheese :)

Ashley--> Fabulous idea! I need to experiment with that.
Mmm it's like sushi! Love the idea :)
This looks delicious AND beautiful!
Fancy, simple and soooo cute! I think goat cheese has a few hidden friends - that it goes perfectly with - who knew curry was on that list! Great find, can't wait to try!
This looks incredible, Ashley!! I love that you added goat cheese too! Pinned it so I will have it for later.

Ashley--> Thanks for pinning! Let me know if you give a go.
July 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJulieD
Looks delicious! I can't wait to try this!
July 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPam
Really looks lovely! I love the goat cheese in there - goat cheese in any recipe works for me :)
July 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCarrie
These look amazing, I am making it for lunch! Thanks for sharing Ashley!

Ashley--> How was your lunch? Hopefully delicious!
July 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAna
Absolutely stunning photos! I have made zucchini roll-ups before, but I love your twist with the curry.

Ashley--> Thanks so much, Dara! Really means a lot. :)
July 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCookin' Canuck
Hey I was wondering, are you going to use your recipage at all? You've only got your soda bread on there :)
July 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea
These look amazing! I wish I were better at grilling so I could try them out!
July 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKaitlyn
These look amazing Ashley! We pretty much always have goat cheese on hand and zucchini is quite abundant right now - definitely want to try this!

Ashley--> Thanks, Brittany! I didn't grow zucchini this year, but somehow it's still stocked in my fridge 100% of the summer!
July 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrittany
I've always thought it must be so much fun to have another food blogger be your best friend! Sometimes, I'll be talking to my husband about posts and recipes, and I can tell I kinda lose him if I'm not talking about steak. These look amazing, but I also like your initial idea of quinoa, grilled veggies, and goat cheese! I will have to do that soon!

Ashley--> Haha, too funny about your husband! ;) Kelsey is a fabulous friend!
July 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLauren
These sound amazing! Curried veg rolls charred on the grill, with the high contrast of goat cheese--yes please.
July 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEileen
Great, great recipe! Perfect for summer, and with so many flavors! Can't wait to try it!
This sounds and looks SO good! So many of my favorite things are literally getting all rolled into one in this dish.
what a good idea! I'm impressed that this was an accident - it sounds amazing :)
Hey Ashley,
I tripped onto you site by way of twitter and pinterest. Great stuff! It seems we have similar interests in 'teaching' about photography. Keep up the great work!

Ashley--> Thanks for saying hi, Mark!
July 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMark
i want to eat this again right now....... RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!
July 30, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkelsey
oh wow these are too cute! and they sound wonderful
July 30, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterpurelytwins
Our little garden is BURSTING with zucchini, we will definitely have to make these!:)
you are on a roll with awesome recipes lately! i'm so intrigued by the curry flavor on there but i'm loving the sound of it with goat cheese! great creation!

Ashley--> You are too kind. Thank you!
July 31, 2012 | Unregistered Commenternat@thesweetslife.
I hate to crush your little self-esteem lovefest but this recipe is rubbish. It is not, "sooo good!!!" and no amount of exclamation points or other breathless, gushing B.S. is going to make it so.
August 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDave
What is the nutrition facts on these roll ups?
Thanks can't wait to try sound yummy.
January 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMichele
@Michelle - Hi Michelle! I don't calculate the nutrition data for my recipes but you can definitely enter in the ingredients at numerous sites online to check out the stats. Those are 2 I've used but I'm sure there are numerous others as well. Hope this helps!
January 17, 2013 | Registered CommenterAshley
Made these with my boyfriend tonight as an appetizer....SO GOOD and SO EASY!! Literally my new go to. The curry flavor was such an amazing spicy kick combined with the creamy tart of the goat cheese and roasted red pepper. I would recommend this to anyone although if your bringing it as an appetizer to a party I would probably double the recipient because it didn't really make as many portions as you would expect
August 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSamantha

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